39 Free Pumpkin Stencils for Your Best Jack-o'-Lanterns Yet
Wide Smile Stencil
Crack a smile when you're carving—just like this beginner pumpkin template. This grinning gourd design is a perfect starting spot for a whole set of goofy jack-o'-lanterns. Set up the happy pumpkin faces around your front porch for the best Halloween display.
Frankenstein Pumpkin Stencil
Let's be frank: This guy is a blockhead. But we love him anyway! To use this easy free pumpkin template, open the pattern and print. Size the carving pattern on a copier if needed. Tape the design to your pumpkin and poke the outline of the pattern with a pin before carving.
Snake Pumpkin Carving Template
This snake pumpkin carving is actually made by etching out the body to create a pattern. Use our free pumpkin carving template to create the design. Once you've mastered the technique, try making several to create an eerie Halloween display.
This creepy pumpkin face will scare more than just the crows away. This carve design lends itself to an evil-eyed, glowing guard for your front porch during the Halloween season.
Zombie Pumpkin Carving
These zombie pumpkins are a spooky way to greet your Halloween guests! Create this zombie pumpkin carving by placing a cut hand at the bottom of a simple circle opening. Finish by etching grass to complete the scene.
Crow and Tree Stencils
Skull Pumpkin Carving
Carve a bone-chilling Halloween jack-o'-lantern with this free skull pumpkin stencil. Carve the face shapes and use a simple etching technique to create the teeth. Add a truly creepy touch by threading a rubber snake through the eyes.
Don’t be a deer in the headlights when it comes to finding a pumpkin face to carve. A flickering full moon makes for a bright stroll through the woods for a buck on Halloween.
Halloween Mouth Stencil
Guess which holiday this pumpkin face loves? Spell out your love for Halloween by carving the word into your pumpkin with this clever carving design.
Horned Grin Stencil
Roar onto the Halloween scene with a pumpkin that could show off your Zodiac sign (talking to you, Leos!) or could simply show that you're king of the neighborhood carving competition. If this free animal pumpkin carving stencil stands out as a favorite, you can plan a whole zoo of pumpkins for next year!
Vampire and Fangs Stencil
Sink your teeth into this clever carving that isn’t a pain in the neck to make. Our pumpkin face template will help you create a vampire with spooky fangs and a frighteningly glaring gaze. If you want to create a whole front porch display, we've got a whole collection of free vampire and warewolf pumpkin stencils to choose from.
Hang around this smiley pumpkin face long enough and you are sure to elicit laughs from tickled trick-or-treaters. This pumpkin template is perfect for beginners looking to plan their first carve design.
Chess Piece Stencil
Strategizing for your best-ever Halloween pumpkin? This template is a guaranteed checkmate! Celebrate your inner gamer with a cute chess piece carving design.
Missing-Teeth Smile Stencil
Who needs a full set of chompers when you've got a grin this goofy on your Halloween pumpkin? This grinning pumpkin template will light up your Halloween display—and luckily, fewer teeth means fewer difficulties when carving!
This Halloween scaredy cat looks like it crossed its own path! The black cat stencil carving is a tricky design, but it’s definitely a treat for Halloween kiddos in the neighborhood. If you want to carve a pumpkin that looks more like the family cat, choose from our free pumpkin stencils of favorite cat breeds.
This towering “trick-or-treat” stencil will have you ready with a welcoming pumpkin carving on Halloween night. The design is meant for advanced carvers—so be sure to print out the pumpkin template before starting.
Spooky Skeleton Stencil
This skeleton stencil is scared speechless. Carve our stitched pumpkin face with wide eyes, a pointed nose, and a thin smile.
Goofy Skeleton Stencil
Turn your pumpkin into a graveyard with this bony pumpkin stencil. Pro tip: Start this pumpkin template with the detail work on the skeleton face, then work your way downward to the arms and outward to the face shape. This will fit right in with your existing skeleton decor!
Our cat stencil is so cute, you might find yourself wanting to cuddle with your jack-o'-lantern. This design is the sophisticated version of our “scaredy cat” pumpkin stencil, so print this template when you’re “kitten” in the mood for a Halloween carving challenge.
Vampire Face Stencil
Happy Halloween Stencil
Ready for a challenging pumpkin template? Use this detailed design to carve special Halloween wishes for all who pass by your yard.
A bewitching pumpkin stencil will turn your yard into the perfect hangout for ghouls around the neighborhood. This spooky pumpkin face will glow at guests and bring flickers of fear. Display this pumpkin on your front porch, surrounded by other witch-theme Halloween decorations for the ultimate haunted house.
Spooky Bat Stencil
Howling Wolf Stencil
A full moon is the perfect backdrop for a howling wolf pumpkin template. You’d be barking mad to not try this clever carve design for Halloween.
Smiley Face Stencil
A smiling pumpkin template will get everyone in the Halloween spirit. This goofy carve design will have trick-or-treaters pairing the pumpkin with a smile of their own.
Creepy Crow Stencil
This spooky crow stencil might have guests flying away before they even get to the door. If you’re free as a bird when it comes to pumpkin templates, consider this creepy design.
Say Cheese Stencil
A cheesy grin and fun freckles will have your pumpkin ready for his closeup. Print this Halloween pumpkin template, carve along the dotted line, and get ready for a selfie with this toothy jack-o’-lantern.