The year, use these free pumpkin carving templates, stencils and patterns to create a unique look for your front porch. There are so many different options available when it comes to finding the perfect pumpkin carving template. The stencils are simple to use – just print and tape them to your pumpkin. Punch marks where indicated and then let your knife guide you to create every intricate detail.
Create characters from movies, creepy faces, howling wolves — just about anything you can imagine. Below we’ve rounded up some of the best websites that offer free pumpkin carving patterns, stencils and templates.
You’ll want to check out our other helpful Halloween ideas too:
- 40 Fun DIY Halloween Costume Ideas
- ICEE Halloween Costume
- 40 Non-Candy Halloween Treats
- Simple Halloween Lanterns
PUMPKIN CARVING TEMPLATES
Pumpkin Pile offers hundreds of templates including movie characters, animals, creepy faces, sports, celebrities, video games and more. They help you know which templates you might feel comfortable using by offering a difficulty rating of 1 – 5 on each stencil.
Pumpkin Lady: This site has quite the collection of pumpkin carving patterns — more than 700 to be exact! Find templates for special occasions, nature, snow days, fun Halloween words, Boo creatures and so much more! This site even includes instructions and how-t0-videos for more detailed explanations.
Spookmaster: You can find just about any possible pumpkin carving stencil you might need on this site. They have everything from traditional to political figures and more! Read through their tips and instructions to help get you started carving a pumpkin – no matter your skill level. Once you are done, look through their party game ideas for inspiration for your Halloween party.
Disney Family: You’ll find pumpkin carving templates here for, what else, but Disney characters They even have a few ideas to decorate your pumpkin without having to carve it.
Martha Stewart: Look through the more than 40 pumpkin carving stencils she has available. These are less intricate, so might be easier for first time carvers (or if you don’t have much time to spend carving).
Zombie Pumpkins: Look over their more than 400 pumpkin carving patterns throughout their site. They have movie monsters, creations that are unique to only their site, fun ideas for kids, TV terrors and so much more! Their site is wildly popular with more than 4,000,000 downloads and counting.
HGTV: If you are a pumpkin carving beginner, then these templates are for you. All of these patterns are easy to follow and cut into your pumpkins. The are great to use to help your child learn how to carve (with parental supervision, of course).
Our family really enjoys our time together carving pumpkins each year. We’ve done it since our kids were very young and it is something that we all look forward to doing each year. As our kids get older, the designs get a little more complex. It’s fun to watch them lean and get excited as they see their jack-o-lanterns come to life!
Get your kids and family together and use one of these incredible pumpkin carving templates to make a unique design this year.