Darth Vader Pumpkin Carving

Darth Vader Pumpkin Carving

Carve a Darth Vader silhouette in your pumpkin! Use a stencil to make this Star Wars themed Halloween decoration.

What you need

Store bought “funkin” or foam type pumpkin that is carve-able.
Exact-o knife or pumpkin carving tool.
Spray glitter in black. You may also use spray glue and black glitter.


Print a stencil from the internet, many sites have these and they are usually free to print. Just google search free pumpkin stecil and whatever you want to carve and print it to size. In my case I used the stencil from

Pumpkin Stencils

Trace stencil through the paper on pumpkin and press hard to leave marks for cutting. Use exact-o knife carefully to cut out shaded areas of pattern.

Once all is cut, you can spray all over with whatever glitter spray or spray paint you like. I used thing glue all over and coated in black glitter, but spray glitter would be much easier. Allow to dry overnight.

I used an old string of Christmas lights to put in the pumpkin and keep plugged in as an actual flame would not work here. These will last forever! So fun!


By Jessica Rindeikis.

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