Looking for a Squid Game pumpkin carving stencil for Halloween this year? You’re in the right place! We have a selection of seven great Squid Game templates that you can download and use for free today!
Squid Game is so wildly popular right now, plenty of people are heading to my free pumpkin carving stencils post with the hopes of finding a printable Squid Game pumpkin stencil to use.
Unfortunately, until today, they weren’t finding any printables they could use to make the ultimate pop culture pumpkin: a Squid Game jack o lantern!
In the name of 100% honesty, I’m going to admit that I know next to nothing about Squid Game and even less about the characters and the finer details of the plot.
Why? Because scary movies and shows, well, scare me. I’m a complete baby over anything created to terrify me for the sake of entertainment. No judgement, though. I’m more than happy to hear about others thoroughly enjoying the process of being scared out of their minds! It’s just not for me.
Not knowing much about the subject matter doesn’t mean I can’t create a killer resource for Halloween and pumpkin carving! Like I did with our Pokemon pumpkin carving stencils, I did a bunch of research so I have some background knowledge and context around the Netflix phenomenon. That way, I can be sure I’m giving you what you’re looking for.
If you happen to notice I’ve gotten a Squid Game detail or fact wrong, please leave a comment and correct me. I just want this site to be a place where you can find what you need.
Pumpkin Carving Tips
If you haven’t noticed, we love carving pumpkins, and we love sharing free templates that help you create the jack-o-lantern of your dreams.
If you’re looking for more pop culture beyond Squid Game pumpkins, you’re in the right place! You can download and use the perfect Baby Yoda pumpkin stencil, or check out 17 original Loki pumpkin carvings. We also have a huge selection (over 140) of Disney pumpkin stencils! If you love Disney but you’re going for a darker angle this fall, we have a bunch of Disney villain pumpkin carving ideas.
You can use one of 60 Harry Potter pumpkin carving patterns or one of these Hamilton pumpkin templates. We have 87+ cat pumpkin carving stencils. Or you can check out the post that started it all, with over 700 free pumpkin carving stencils!
Now I have some very specialized and unique tips for you that will help you craft and create the best carved pumpkin ever. I’m not even exaggerating. These pointers are so simple but so valuable, you’ll be amazed at what a difference they make.
Professional pumpkin carving
A few years ago I was surprised with a How to Carve a Pumpkin class taught by a professional pumpkin carver. I learned that there’s a right way to carve a pumpkin, and most of us do it wrong.
The very first tip I got was: Throw out the cheap pumpkin carving kit. Instead, put your own kit together with affordable, effective supplies that will last year after year.
Supplies and tools
Buy these tools along with a shoebox-size plastic storage tote and you’ll be ready to use the supplies this season and store them for the following autumn.
- Your printed Squid Game pumpkin stencil
- A pumpkin that fits your stencil
- Antibacterial wipes
- Plastic push pins
- Carbon transfer paper
- A ballpoint pen
- A fine-point Sharpie
- An old, throwaway CD or DVD
These are the recommended tools you’ll need to make the best pumpkin possible. While each tools costs about $10, remember that you can use all of them for future Halloweens.
- A pointed serrated utility knife (here’s an alternate if the first one is sold out).
- A Kemper ribbon tool for scraping the outer layer of your pumpkin.
- A linoleum cutter set for detailed scraping.
- Battery-powered LED string light in a warm tone to light your pumpkin (These are recommended, and here are some alternates).
How to carve a pumpkin
1. Clean your pumpkin
Instead of removing the stem of the pumpkin, Cut a “door” between 6 and 8 inches square in the back of your pumpkin and save the piece you cut out. Use the old CD to scrape out the pulp and seeds through the cut square, then use an antibacterial wipe to clean the outside.
2. Print your stencil or template
Print out your favorite Squid Games pumpkin carving stencil onto 8.5″x11″ paper.
3. Trace, transfer and trace.
Put your stencil over a sheet of transfer paper and pin it to your pumpkin using the push pins. Use a ballpoint pen to trace firmly over all the lines of your stencil. This will transfer your squid game pattern to your pumpkin.
Remove the pins, template and the carbon paper from the squash, then trace over all the transferred carbon lines with your Sharpie.
4. Scrape and carve
If there are scraping areas in your design, Use the ribbon cutter and linoleum tool to scrape the top layers of the pumpkin off without cutting all the way through the meat. This will allow some translucent light to shine through without the same brilliance as the cut out parts.
Following the lines you drew with your Sharpie, use your pointed, serrated utility knife to cut into your pumpkin.
5. Clean the outside of your pumpkin
Use another antibacterial wipe to clean the traces of marker and carbon transfer off your pumpkin.
6. Light your jack-o-lantern
Insert the lit battery powered string light through the door in the back and close it up with the saved cut piece.
Squid Game pumpkin carving stencils
I wish I could say there are tons of Squid Game stencils to download and use for your Halloween pumpkin this year. Unfortunately, there aren’t very many available. The good news is that some of these will make for amazing pumpkins. Then, hopefully, we’ll have more to choose from next year!
Logo from Squid Game pumpkin carving
Click here to download the logo from Squid Game in pumpkin stencil format.
Squid Game Symbols printable pumpkin pattern
Download your copy of a stencil of the now-famous sequence of symbols (Circle, Triangle, Square) from Squid Game.
Front Man stencil
Download your stencil of the Front Man character from Squid Game here.
Manager pumpkin template
Click here to get your Squid Game Manager printable.
Here is a different Manager Mask Squid Game stencil.
Squid Game Soldier pumpkin pattern
Here is where you can get your soldier printable pumpkin download.
Worker Squid Game pumpkin stencil
Get the stencil for the Worker Squid Game pumpkin idea here.