FREE Pumpkin Stencils
Use this huge list of free pumpkin carving ideas to help you create an amazing pumpkin for Halloween this year! Certainly, with so many pumpkin patterns and stencils to choose from, you’ll find the inspiration you need!
But first, it may be helpful to learn how to actually CARVE a pumpkin successfully. So without further adieu…
How to Carve a Pumpkin
To start your scary pumpkin carving, cut a circle around the pumpkin’s stem using a serrated knife. Pull off this piece and set it aside. Now, it’s time to get messy!
Remove all of the goop and guts so you can move on to the pumpkin stencil fun. Scrape along the inside of the pumpkin until you get all of the guts and seeds out. Now it’s time to choose your pumpkin carving template.
Scroll below to find the pumpkin carving stencils that fit your vision. Print the pumpkin stencils and hold it up to your pumpkin. Puncture the paper and pumpkin with a toothpick along the lines of the pumpkin template you chose. When you remove the paper, you will see a bunch of little dots where you can begin cutting with your pairing knife.
When you finish your pumpkin carving, put a tea light or candle inside and light it up!
Are you wondering what tools will work best for carving a pumpkin? We’ve got your back!
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Best Pumpkin Carving Tools
Here are some ideal pumpkin carving tools we recommend:
Of course you can buy a pack of pumpkin carving tools, but we linked utensils you probably already own.
75 Fun and Easy Pumpkin Stencil Patterns
This list hits all the major categories you want in pumpkin carving stencils! Below you will find:
Table of Contents
By the way, all of the below stencils and pumpkin patterns print for FREE.
Pumpkin Template Ideas for Kids
These free pumpkin stencils are great for inspiring your own pumpkin carving ideas!
All kids love Spider-Man, so help their dreams come true with this great pumpkin carving pattern.
Superman is a classic when it comes to Halloween!
Create this great rocket for your child’s pumpkin carving (if you don’t want to look at the whole slideshow, click here to just print the rocket).
4. Mickey Mouse
Mickey Mouse is a favorite for any kid. Carve this awesome pumpkin for your child!
Create this kid icon for your pumpkin carving party this year.
Make this great Kermit the Frog pumpkin to help your Halloween be perfect.
This list wouldn’t be complete without Goofy! He’ll make your Halloween carvings complete!
Isn’t this Olaf Halloween carving design just amazing? Forget the kids, I want to carve this one!
Go as fast as lightning with this great pumpkin carving pattern!
Everyone loves Tinkerbell! Turn your Halloween pumpkin into her great character!
You can’t have Phineas without Ferb! Use this creative pumpkin carving pattern to make this great character come to life!
12. Minnie Mouse
Help Minnie come to life with this great carving pattern. You could even pair her with Mickey, up above, for a true match made in heaven.
13. Mike Wazowski
Bring a friendly monster to life with this awesome pumpkin carving pattern!
Halloween wouldn’t be complete without adding a princess to the mix!
15. Toy Story Alien
Bring this funny and silly creature to life for Halloween with this amazing pumpkin carving pattern.
Classic Halloween Pumpkin Carving Ideas
You can’t have Halloween without some of the classics! Whether you are looking for spiders or witches, we have the free pumpkin patterns you need.
Our list just wouldn’t be complete without including a great, spider carving pattern ideas!
17. Spider Web
For those that are more adventurous, try this fantastic spider web carving pattern.
18. Black Cat
Halloween carving just wouldn’t be the same without this great cat-themed pumpkin pattern.
Bats are one of the most common Halloween themed creatures, so we had to include one in this great pumpkin carving patterns list!
This pirate skull pumpkin is a perfect Halloween theme!
21. Witch Text
Instead of carving an actual witch, use this awesome, scary, text, carving pattern as a great alternative.
22. Witch’s Brew
This is a fantastic carving pattern if you are looking for a spooky witch!
This is a super creative, owl carving pattern to use this Halloween!
Halloween is not Halloween without pumpkins! So use this great pumpkin carving stencil to transform your Halloween pumpkin into something amazing. (If you don’t want to look at the whole slideshow, click here to just print the pumpkin pattern.)
These fantastic jack-o-lantern patterns are perfect to spice up your porch this Halloween.
Skeleton’s are an iconic symbol of Halloween which makes it an ideal, pumpkin carving pattern!
27. Haunted House
Ooooooo! A scary haunted house is just what you need for a great pumpkin carving party!
This graveyard carving stencil is perfect for your Halloween pumpkin this year!
29. Howling Wolf
Channel your inner animal with this amazing pumpkin carving pattern.
What represents Halloween better than a gravestone? Nothing! So use this amazing pumpkin carving pattern in your Halloween plans this year.
Scary Pumpkin Carving Ideas
If you want a super spooky Halloween theme for your house this year, this is the list for you! These scary, free pumpkin stencils sure are people pleasers.
31. Ghostly Figure
This is the perfect picture if you are looking for a creepy pumpkin.
This is a super, scary, pumpkin face that will make your pumpkin carving a hit!
Scare your neighbors with this great skull carving pattern.
34. The Grim Reaper
Seriously, this is a super scary, carving pattern…which I LOVE!
35. Scary Gargoyle
It doesn’t get much scarier than this scary gargoyle carving pattern.
Take the normal skull to the next ‘scary’ level with these flames coming out of the skull in this pumpkin carving stencil.
37. Glare Stare
This super, scary stare is just what you need to make your Halloween extra intimidating.
38. Hand Reaching
Easy enough for a beginner, but creepy enough to make it perfect for your Halloween pumpkin carving party!
What’s Halloween without a vampire? Complete your Halloween with this wonderfully spooky vampire carving stencil.
40. Scary Clown
This Pennywise stencil is the perfect scary pumpkin carving pattern!
41. Freddy Krueger
This creepy classic is great for a scary pumpkin carving.
42. Scary Face
Ooooo…this creepy face carving pattern is super spooky and awesome!
43. Green Witch
There is just something super creepy about witches. This great pumpkin carving pattern is no exception!
44. Monster Lady
This pumpkin pattern of a lady monster is cool and creepy!
Use this super scary Frankenstein carving pattern on your Halloween pumpkin this year to get into the scaring spirit!
TV and Movie Themed Pumpkin Carving Templates
If you love movies and want your favorite characters turned into pumpkin patterns, we have all the free pumpkin stencils you’ll need! If you or your kiddos are dressing up as characters, it’s also super fun to carve a pumpkin to match their costumes!
Talk about free pumpkin stencils that are sure to please! A Chewbacca pumpkin is sure to be a crowd-pleaser.
This is the type of Star Wars pumpkin carving pattern that is simple enough to complete, but hard enough that it will impress anyone who walks by!
Pumpkin carving ideas are perfect for keeping it simple, while still pleasing your kids with something they love!
49. Harry Potter
Harry Potter is a classic movie character that is perfect for your carving pattern needs!
50. Darth Vader
Darth Vader is the most well-known character of the most popular movie series ever created! Have fun carving him into your pumpkin this year!
So if carving a Harry Potter face in a pumpkin is sounding a little too hard, give this simple pumpkin pattern a try!
Du-duh, du-duh, du-duh… Come on, you have to go along with me and hear the Jaws theme song when you read this opening. This Jaws pumpkin carving pattern is a great classic movie and had to be a part of this list!
Batman is an absolute classic. So it makes for the perfect free pumpkin carving stencil.
The perfect amount of creepy and cool. This is what free pumpkin stencils are all about!
55. Wonder Woman
Looking for the perfect pumpkin patterns for your girls to carve? Wonder woman is always a good choice.
Simple, sweet, and your kids will love how this pumpkin carving pattern turns out!
So here’s a throwback I know you can get behind! Use this cool design for some serious nostalgia.
Tell me your kids and neighbors wouldn’t love this free pumpkin pattern!
A Dumbo pumpkin would certainly be a cute addition to your doorstep!
60. Ghost Busters
This Ghost Busters pumpkin stencil is certainly on my pumpkin patterns to-do list!
Artistic, Free Pumpkin Carving Stencils
If you like some gorgeous and super creative, free pumpkin patterns, then this is the list for you! These pumpkins are literally works of art. I would put them on a tablescape!
61. Fairy House
Transform your Halloween pumpkin into an amazing fairy house with this great design!
62. Night Owl
This is a super, creatively designed pattern that would be beautiful when completed.
63. Galaxy Pumpkins
Wow! These are gorgeous and super creative carving pumpkin patterns!
This iconic book comes to life with an amazing pumpkin carving stencil!
If you don’t want to scroll through all the awesome patterns, click here for this specific free pumpkin stencil.
66. Gourd Owls
So these pumpkin owls are super unique!
67. Dog- O-Lantern
Use a good silhouette picture to help create these fun, pet carving stencils.
68. Haunted House
Choose from 1 of 3 free pumpkin patterns. The list of templates is on the side of the page.
69. Snake Pumpkins
Use these unique templates to create reptile pumpkins.
70. Fox and Bunny
Gorgeous, whimsical pumpkins with free carving templates!
These different Victorian styled Halloween pumpkin carving patterns are the perfect inspiration as Halloween pumpkin carving ideas.
Turn your pumpkin carvings into masterful art pieces this Halloween.
73. Mouse House
This strange mouse house is what you need to make your Halloween carving super unique!
74. Lace Patterned
These lace pumpkin patterns are so creative and just awesome!
75. Pattern Pumpkin
Make a pumpkin pattern that wraps around the whole pumpkin.
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