Pumpkin Carving Ideas From Around the Smithsonian

Print out and tape these stencils to your Halloween pumpkin for a different kind of jack o'lantern

Print out your own stencils to make Smithsonian-themed carved pumpkins. (ClassicStock / Alamy)


(Maura McCarthy)
The Natural History Museum's "Hall of Human Origins" exhibit is home to a whole series of scary models showing the evolution of the human skull. We chose this neanderthal one as the specimen for your pumpkin carvings. Be sure to cut only along the dotted lines, such that your skull is lit up from behind by the square frame.

Click on the image above for a printer-friendly stencil to attach to your pumpkin.

Email smithsonian.magazine@gmail.com photographs of your pumpkin along with your name and we'll post them on this page.

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