Pumpkin Carving Ideas, Patterns, and Templates

GIF of Halloween scene with jack-o-lanterns and a black cat.

The Spruce / Lisa Fasol 

These free pumpkin carving stencils, patterns, and templates will allow you to create a unique jack o' lantern that will put your neighbors and trick-or-treaters in awe. They're also extremely easy to use, so you can create something awesome even if you're a beginner.

You won't believe the variety of pumpkin carving ideas you'll see below. There are silly, scary, funny, and angry jack 'o lantern faces and other designs of just about anything you can imagine, from celebrities to your favorite Halloween image.

The pumpkin carving stencils are very easy to use, You simply print out the pattern of your choice, use a marker or pencil to transfer it, and then carve your pumpkin with your own kitchen knives. Nothing fancy required here! If you're looking for some really simple ideas, check out these easy pumpkin carving ideas.

After you've carved your pumpkin be sure to check out these free Halloween party invitations, You've Been Boo'ed printables, and Halloween party games.