Carve your Pumpkins this Halloween with a Disney twist

Incredibly, October is already in our midst. For weeks Halloween decorations and costumes have already been lining the shelves, but just recently the centerpiece to this Fall holiday hit the stores. That can only mean one thing: it’s time to start searching for the perfect pumpkins to line your front stoop.

Back in the day, turning your pumpkin into a jack-o-lantern was as simple as triangle eyes and noses and goofy grins. Now, however, there are oodles of templates available for families to choose from to carve a pumpkin that can be a perfect reflection of its pumpkin picker. There are silly faces, scary faces, intricate designs, and you can even carve your child’s favorite Disney characters now.

From classic characters such as Mickey Mouse and Snow White to new Disney additions like Rapunzel or Phineas and Ferb, Disney Family.com offers a variety of printables to use as a carving template for your pumpkins this Halloween.

Each template comes with instructions for how to get the best results from that particular pattern. You’ve probably seen the pumpkin carving tools available at Wal-Mart, Target, Shopko…But there’s no need to add that expense to your holiday list when a spoon works as a marvelous scooper/scraper and a tack will do a more than ample job of poking holes through the pattern to outline the pumpkin.

Disney Family.com doesn’t stop its jack-o-lantern suggestions at characters, either, check out these 27 Perfect Pumpkin Decorating Ideas.

Whether you’re hitting the stores or heading out to the pumpkin patch; from picking the pumpkin to carving, it’s a wonderful opportunity to spend time together as a family. There’s something special about watching your child’s sweet face light up as they watch the pattern they’ve chosen come to life on their perfect-to-them pumpkin.

Happy carving and a Happy Halloween!


Rebecca is a freelance writer and stay-at-home mom to a beautifully dramatic 4-year-old girl.


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Photo by: Robert Simmons via Flickr

Photo title: The Ariel and Flounder Pumpkin