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FREE Printable Pumpkin Carving Stencils

Posted by  ·  September 1, 2018  ·  Last Updated: October 7, 2018

Pumpkin carving stencils that will have you making some cool pumpkin faces and other Halloween designs. You will love these pumpkin carving ideas because they are so easy.  Really the designs don’t have to elaborate, once the pumpkins are aglow they will be amazing. I have more easy pumpkin carving templates and tricks.   Looking for more inspiration? Here are some amazing pumpkin carving ideas.

Jack O Lantern Face Template

 easy pumpkin carving stencil

If you prefer carving foam pumpkins be sure to check out my tips and grab a Hobby Lobby Coupon.

How to Use Pumpkin Carving Stencils

  • Download the pumpkin carving stencils, print on regular copy paper.
  • Cut out the dark areas and then use the remaining white paper as a stencil.
  • Trace area with a Sharpie marker to make lines easy to see. (When carving, cut on the line so the Sharpie marker is removed.)
  • If you don’t want to spend the time cutting out the dark areas, place the stencil on the pumpkin and use a thumbtack to piece the edge of the design.
  • Carve a Halloween Masterpiece!

Pumpkin Carving Trick!

See our pumpkin carving trick. We use a common tool to help us hollow out the inside. You are going to have fun with these free pumpkin carving patterns for sure! Print them off as many as you like and get carving! I love to see a front porch full of carved pumpkins, don’t you?

Spider Pumpkin Carving Stencil No need to stick to jack o lantern faces.  Try out a spider!


spider pumpkin carving stencil

Black Cat Pumpkin Carving Template A black cat is another fun Halloween design!

cat pumpkin carving template

Bat Pumpkin Carving Stencil Bats, cats and spiders oh my! Use the three designs for a cool display.

bat pumpkin carving stencil

Skull Pumpkin Carving Stencil Halloween isn’t complete without a skull, right? So many cool pumpkin carving stencils to try out!

skull pumpkin carving stencil

Haunted House Pumpkin Carving Stencil A spooky haunted house makes for a cool Halloween pumpkin!

Jack O Lantern Stencil

Jack O Lantern Faces

If you do want a pumpkin face these templates are a bit more unusual!

Laughing Pumpkin Face Template

Pumpkin Carving Stencils

Pumpkin Face Carving Stencil If you’re looking for classic, easy design to carvethe stencil is great. The ominous grin won’t be too scary!


 pumpkin face pumpkin carving stencil


Jack O Lantern Face Stencil 

 pumpkin face carving stencil

Pumpkin Carving  Stencils – Pumpkin Face

scary pumpkin carving stencil

More Pumpkin Carving Stencils

If you like traditional pumpkin faces here are more Jack O Lantern faces. 8 more cool pumpkin carving stencils.

cool halloween pumpkin template

How do you make a carved pumpkin last longer?

You might ask how do I keep my carved pumpkin from rotting.  Dip or spray it with a solution of three gallons water and 3 tablespoons bleach or make a natural spray with peppermint essential oil. Mix about 10 drops of peppermint oil, one cup of water or vinegar and a teaspoon of liquid soap to help keep mold at bay.  Peppermint has anti-fungal properties, which will help keep fungus and mold away.

More Halloween Fun!

Now that you have so many pumpkin carving stencils you are ready to carve. If you love celebrating Halloween you might enjoy these posts.

Family Halloween Costumes

Creepy Halloween Dinner Ideas

Cute Baby Halloween Costumes

10 Cheap Halloween Decorations

Halloween Games

DIY Halloween Decorations

and keep those little ones (big ones will love these too) busy this season with these 21 Halloween Crafts for Toddlers

Pumpkin Carving and Booing

our favorite family traditions!

You’ve Been Booed! …. this is a sure way to have fun!

Leave a Comment


  1. Geo
    Saturday, September 1st, 2018
    Oh I love these templates, the work well!!! Cool idea Skippy!!!
  2. Megan
    Saturday, September 1st, 2018
    We used the pumpkin template last year and it turned out perfectly! Just came to look these up for our pumpkins this year.