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)


Star Spangled Banner
(Maura McCarthy)
The Star-Spangled Banner is the centerpiece of the American History Museum -- and this pumpkin requires the most skill in carving. For the stripes, be sure to cut only along the dotted lines. And the stars -- best of luck!

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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