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!
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?
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.
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.
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).
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.
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!
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.
- Easy painted pumpkins including a mod cat
- Mid-century modern cat pumpkin stencil
- Kitty in a pumpkin (printable wall art)
Have a fabulous cat-o-ween!