Confession time: There is such a thing as being too obsessed with fall, and I'm definitely it. My whole apartment was decked out in leaves and gourds mid-August, so I'm beyond ready to start carving for Halloween. Needless to say, the best pumpkin carving stencils have been in my Amazon cart for weeks. Yeah, you could do it freehand, but there are few things as satisfying as pulling into your driveway on a crisp fall evening, seeing your design glowing on the porch, and saying to yourself, "Damn, that looks like I hired a guy."
But if you're looking for a pumpkin carving stencil that actually is worth the money, keep your eye out for the pumpkin carving sets that give you all the tools and designs to carve up your favorite jack-o-lantern. And, if you're going to be carving up pumpkins with children, you may want to avoid any sharp tools or knives. In this case, look for pumpkin punchers, or punch-out stamps that act as cookie-cutter-like tools for creating custom designs.
Of course, printable pumpkin designs are an option, too, but the best part about buying your stencils online: Many of them come already cut out. Just tape the stencil to your pumpkin, trace the lines, and start carving. It couldn't be easier. And, since these stencils come in a ton of designs, your pumpkin can be as scary, funny, intricate, or simple as you like. Keep scrolling. From stencil books to punch-out stamps to carving kits, the best pumpkin stencils on Amazon are gathered up below.