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Get spooky with NOAA Education's Halloween pumpkin carving templates!

October 14, 2020

This year, we want to make sure you “carve” out some time for some Halloween fun! Our new pumpkin carving templates take you on an adventure from satellites far above our heads to sea creatures in the depths of the ocean. We hope you have a spook-tacular Halloween!

Collage of NOAA Education pumpkin carving templates.

Pick your favorite template and get to work! Then learn a fun fact and explore more by the light of your “NOAA-o’-lantern!” Check them out below and download the printable templates when you’re ready to carve.

Tag us (If you dare!): Carve a pumpkin using one of our NOAA templates, tag NOAA Education in your pumpkin photos, and you’ll receive a free “Science is cool” sticker from us! You can find us @NOAAEducation on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

 

NOAA logo

NOAA logo pumpkin carving template.
NOAA logo pumpkin carving template. Download the NOAA logo PDF. (Designed by Kaleigh Ballantine/NOAA)

Fun fact!
This October, NOAA is celebrating its 50th Anniversary! Learn more about our history of science, service, and stewardship.


Jellyfish

Jellyfish pumpkin carving template.
Jellyfish pumpkin carving template. Download the jellyfish PDF. (Designed by Kaleigh Ballantine/NOAA)

Fun fact!
Some jellyfish are clear, but others are beautiful bright colors such as red or blue. Some can even make their own light! Learn more ocean fun facts.


Anglerfish

Anglerfish pumpkin carving template.
Anglerfish pumpkin carving template. Download the anglerfish PDF. (Designed by Kaleigh Ballantine/NOAA)

Fun fact!
The female anglerfish uses a light sticking out of its head to attract other fish — so it can eat them! Learn more about these deep sea creatures and others.


Fish skeleton

Fish skeleton pumpkin carving template.
Fish skeleton pumpkin carving template. Download the fish skeleton PDF. (Designed by Kaleigh Ballantine/NOAA)

Fun fact!
Scientists can figure out how old a fish is by counting growth rings on its scales or ear bones (called “otoliths”)! Learn more about our fishy friends.


Tornado

Tornado pumpkin carving template.
Tornado pumpkin carving template. Download the tornado PDF. (Designed by Kaleigh Ballantine/NOAA)

Fun fact!
There are lots of things that spin in the sky — from tornadoes to waterspouts to dust devils and fire whirls! Learn more about the science and safety response to these and other weather hazards.


Satellite

Satellite pumpkin carving template.
Satellite pumpkin carving template. Download the satellite PDF. (Designed by Kaleigh Ballantine/NOAA)

Fun fact!
NOAA’s satellites help us learn about fires, floods, storms, and more. Learn more about satellites and see the cool images they capture.


Ships and aircraft

Ships and aircraft pumpkin carving template.
Ships and aircraft pumpkin carving template. Download the ships and aircraft PDF. (Designed by Kaleigh Ballantine/NOAA)

Fun fact!
NOAA has a fleet of nine aircraft and 16 ships that are used to conduct research and survey our ocean, coasts, and atmosphere. Learn more about the fleet.