Sharpen those carving knives!
Halloween is that wonderful time of year where it’s acceptable to put a rotting pumpkin out on your porch and no one asks questions. Plus, you get to carve spooky or cute faces and designs into them!
But in case you aren’t an artist, you can… well, “cheat” a little bit by using a stencil template for your pumpkin carving design.
We’ve compiled a list of sources you can go to and find template stencils for your pumpkin masterpiece! They are all free to use.
1. Pumpkin Pile
This is a great resource for FREE pumpkin carving templates (they call them ‘patterns’). There are hundreds of designs on this site, organized into categories including traditional, classic jacks, cartoons, movies, super heroes, sports, video games, and words.
This site has a lot of highly complex designs of TV characters, such as Game Of Thrones characters like Daenerys Targaryen! Their categories include Traditional, Simple Faces, Classics, Movie Heroes, Movie villians, Super Heroes, Super Villians, Batman, TV stars, Kid Favs, Video Games, even Internet memes!
Looking for stencils for dogs or cats? Check out “Better Homes and Gardens” site! They have PDF downloads for 25 dog breed pumpkin stencil patterns and about a dozen for cats!
4. Pumpkin Lady
Over 700 carving templates to choose from!
There is a great mix of template pumpkin stencils on this site including Star Wars, Day Of The Dead, Disney characters, and more!
31 Free Pumpkin Carving Stencils to Take Your Jack-o’-Lantern to the Next Level. Great selection of free stencils!
They have a few neat free templates to download! Click below:
20 traditional Halloween themed stencils you can download
Great pop-culture stencils on this site!
This is a great site if you’re looking for stencils that are simpler to do. Great for kids!
10. Fantasy Pumpkins
If you’re looking for advanced, challenging carving designs then this is the spot to check!
13 food-themed stencils you can use and put together to make your own custom design!