Do you have a furry friend that needs a pumpkin this Halloween? Well, we’ve got you covered! We searched the Internet for free dog pumpkin carving templates and found some really great ones. All you need to do is print them out, trace over the template with a pencil, and carve away! Your pup will be so happy when he sees his spooky face in your front yard. And don’t forget about all of those treats inside
Halloween is almost here and that means pumpkin carving season is in full swing. We have been having a blast this year with making pumpkin crafts like this Mums Pumpkin Planter, but our latest pumpkin project might just be the cutest! We carved a dachshund into a jack o’ lantern pumpkin and it is just so super cute!
My dog is nicknamed a “Chiweenie” because she is a mix between a chihuahua and a dachshund. She looks more like the dachshund so we decided to print that dog breed carving template from the Purina and Walmart Howl-o-Ween Pet Park, and then we adhered it to a freshly cleaned out pumpkin to trace the outline. Using a craving tool, we were able to cut out an adorable dachshund dog face for our fat pumpkin.
It came out really well, and while my pooch might not be impressed, the kids sure are!! These Free Dog Pumpkin Carving Templates are perfect for Halloween and would make awesome pet Halloween photo props. Using a white background, and the addition of a Halloween bandanna, I was able to snap some impromptu Halloween photos of my dog for cards!
Unfortunately, the Purina carving templates don’t seem to be available any longer, so we found some other great templates for you to use.
Dog Pumpkin Carving Templates
We’ve found the best free dog pumpkin carving templates for you to use this Halloween! Find your favorite template, print it out, and get started on these adorable pumpkins. You can find all of our favorites below. Happy Carving!
Our first pick is the Pedigree Foundation. They have 13 different carving templates of popular breeds like pug, golden retriever, bulldog, and others to choose from. All templates are free and PDF format and are easy to print.
Better Homes & Gardens has a great selection of 24 different dog breeds to carve into your pumpkin. Unfortunately, some of their templated didn’t load for us, but most did and they were good quality.
How To Preserve Your Carved Pumpkin Longer
If you want your carved pumpkin to last as long as possible. Follow these steps.
Be sure to remove all seeds and pulp from the pumpkin before carving. Use an ice cream scoop to remove all the seeds and stringy bits. After that, use some paper towels to pat the inside dry.
Put a few drops of bleach into a spray bottle filled with water. Spray the inside and outside of the pumpkin with the bleach solution to kill any bacteria that will accelerate the decomposition process.
If you’re expecting a hard frost, take your pumpkin inside. A light frost should be okay, but a hard frost will soften its flesh and cause it to rot fast.
I hope you had fun reading about where to get free pumpkin carving templates for your dog. Leave a comment below letting us know what kind of dog you’re carving your pumpkin for this year.