Pumpkin Carving Patterns & Templates

Whether you're a first-time pumpkin carver or an experienced pro, we have all the pumpkin carving tips to help you create a cool carved pumpkin to grab everyone's attention for Halloween. Start with our free Halloween face stencils -- you can download patterns for silly, wicked, and scary faces for your pumpkin, plus stencils for skeleton faces, clowns, and more! Our creative Halloween pumpkins give you tons of ideas for adding extra accents to your pumpkin to make a clever masterpiece. We have pumpkin carving stencils inspired by home design, dog breed pumpkin stencils, and iconic Halloween pumpkin stencils with vampires, werewolves, and ghosts. We even show you how our stencils look on carved pumpkins! Once you're ready to carve your pumpkin, head over to our free printable pumpkin stencils where you'll find our entire collection of pumpkin carving ideas, plus basics on how to carve a pumpkin and other helpful resources. If you're still deciding, take our pumpkin stencils quiz -- after a few easy questions, we'll help you find a favorite pumpkin carving stencil in no time!

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How to Clean Out a Pumpkin

Planning to carve a pumpkin or two this Halloween? The first step is getting a pumpkin that's seed-free and ready to be carved. Get our quick mess-free method for cleaning out a pumpkin today!
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Carve a Llama Pumpkin for Halloween

Llama decor is everywhere, and we're totally here for it. Carve your own furry friend for Halloween—our free pumpkin carving stencil makes it so easy! We'll walk you through carving and scraping the design and show you how to add embellishments with the help of a drill—we promise it's easier than it sounds. Plus, we're sharing our best pumpkin carving hacks so you can create the best looking pumpkins on the block.
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Creep It Real with These Pumpkin Carving Tools

Carve pumpkins into scary or whimsical jack-o'-lanterns with these sharp tools that get the job done!
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Pumpkin Carving: Tool Tutorial

These five pumpkin-carving tools are must-haves for the perfect Halloween jack-o'-lanterns. The tools are cheap to purchase, or you may already own them. Get our best tips on how to use each tool, plus see our favorite pumpkin-carving ideas.
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Pug Pumpkin Stencil

It's a pug… a pumpkin… a pugkin? We're not certain what to call this pug pumpkin stencil, other than adorable. With its widely spaced eyes and sweet, floppy ears, this carved pug pumpkin almost charmed us into dropping a quick kiss on its nose -- but the neighbors were watching, and that would have been strange.
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Your Best Photos: Halloween Pumpkins

You share our enthusiasm for Halloween jack-o'-lanterns. Check out these great pumpkin designs submitted by BHG.com readers.
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More Pumpkin Carving Patterns & Templates

24 Free Pumpkin-Carving Stencils of Favorite Dog Breeds

This Halloween, carve a dog breed pumpkin that looks just like your pup with our free dog pumpkin carving patterns. Let your friends and neighbors know which dog breed is best by carving a Halloween pumpkin that looks like your favorite canine with these easy pumpkin carving ideas. Get our free Dachshund, Labrador Retriever, Pug, and other dog stencils, and get more ideas for sweet faces to carve!
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35 Free Pumpkin Stencils for Your Best Jack-o'-Lanterns Yet

Use these basic pumpkin templates as starting patterns to create cute (or creepy!) Halloween pumpkins that will delight trick-or-treaters. If you are searching for designs to make your own, these stencils range from beginner to advanced. Just pick your favorite pumpkin template, cut it out, and trace. Once you’re ready, let the creative pumpkin carving begin!
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Best Reader Photos: Adorable Kids with Pumpkins

Kids and pumpkins are a cute combination at Halloween. You shared pictures of your little ones with pumpkins, inside pumpkins, and at pumpkin patches. Take a look at some of our favorites.