Space Cats: Free Pumpkin Carving Stencils

You probably thought Halloween was an earthly holiday, but these cats are launching the festivities into outer space. Join our “cat-o-ween” celebration with these free space cat pumpkin carving stencils.

I’ll walk you through the steps to use the stencils and carve your own intergalactic jack-o’-lanterns.

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How to Use a Pumpkin Carving Stencil

First, scrape out all the pumpkin guts as usual and wipe your pumpkin clean. Then tape the stencil in place, trying to curve and shape the paper around the pumpkin tightly. Use a carving tool set to poke holes just inside the gray areas around the stencil, then remove the stencil and connect the dots!

Using space kitty pumpkin carving stencil

UFO Cat Pumpkin Carving Stencil

This stencil features a surprisingly chill cat getting beamed up into a flying saucer. Is this an abduction, or is the cat an alien rejoining its fellow space travelers?

UFO alien abduction cat pumpkin stencil

Download Stencil Set

When you’re ready to carve, start with the cat eyes while the pumpkin is the most stable. Those tiny eyes can be tricky.

After that, you might want to remove the small window pieces on top of the spaceship, followed by the main body of the flying saucer.

Using a pumpkin carving stencil
Carving a pumpkin with a cat getting abducted by aliens in a UFO

Then remove the pieces around the cat tail, ears, face and body. Carve out the rest of the spaceship beam, and this jack-o’-lantern is ready to glow.

Black and white cat checking out space cat jack-o'-lanterns made with free pumpkin carving stencils

So many classy kitties in this room!

Space Cats Pumpkin Carving Stencil

These two felines are exploring the final frontier in the comfort of a retro rocket by the light of the moon (or one of the many moons out there).

Space cats pumpkin stencil

Download Stencil Set

With smaller details, this jack-o’-lantern is a little more challenging than the first. You might want to scrape the inside of the pumpkin thinner where the space cats will be, to make the carving process easier.

Again, carve the cat eyes first. Then carefully carve around the cat heads and the entire inside of the glass dome of the spaceship. I erred on the side of a thicker dome, because that’s the most delicate part of this design.

Carving a pumpkin with cats in a rocket ship in front of the moon

Next, carve the outside of the dome and the rest of the spaceship. The back end and bottom fin of the rocket are all that hold it up, so be extra careful in those sections.

Finally, carve out the rest of the moon to complete this jack-o’-lantern. Look at these cool cats flying across the full moon on Halloween!

Cat checking out space kitty jack-o'-lanterns in mid-century modern house

Even More Cat Pumpkins

If two cat pumpkins aren’t enough and you need to really show the neighbors that you’re the biggest cat fan on the block, (1) you are awesome and (2) try these ideas.

Mod cat painted on pumpkins for Halloween
Modern cat jack-o'-lantern

Have a fabulous cat-o-ween!

Gray cat relaxing in front of retro space kitty pumpkins

Space cats pumpkin carving stencils
UFO kitty stencils

2 thoughts on “Space Cats: Free Pumpkin Carving Stencils”

  1. The UFO and Space alien cats for Cat-o-ween are awesome!! Such fun designs! ( I love how cats are so snoopy..I mean inquisitive…lol ). Jane and Charlie checking them out is like “what is this new whimsy she has created?” Love it!! : ) Great Halloween designs/ideas Tara!


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