55 Templates to Take Your Pumpkin Carving to a Whole New Level

Scripps Network/HGTV Pumpkin Wars

Scripps Network/HGTV Pumpkin Wars

Photo by: Tricia Messeroux

Tricia Messeroux

Carving pumpkins is a classic Halloween tradition, but choosing a design is definitely one of the hardest parts. To help you pick, we've got stencils that will suit any personality and skill type. Simply download, print and tape your favorite template onto a pumpkin, then carve like crazy!

For the Halloween Junkie




Every family has one — the person who just can't get enough of Halloween. Let them carve their favorite spooky design, whether it's a skull, bat or creepy spider.

For the Kids


Haunted House


Add an adorable factor to your front stoop with these easy designs. These templates are great for beginners or kids who need help.

For the Skilled



Headless Horseman

If your knife skills are that of a culinary pro, try your hand at one of these impressive templates.

For the Music Lover

Taylor Swift

Luke Bryan

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Dolly Parton

Get your teenager involved and have them carve a potrait of their favorite musician.

For the Traditional (With a Twist)

Easy Vampire Face

Laughing Jack O' Lantern

Easy Dotted Jack O' Lantern

Take your jack o' lantern carving skills to the next level with these quirky takes on the classic grinning face you remember as a kid.

For the Animal Lover

Woodland Deer

Easy Owl

Easy Cat and Moon

Halloween doesn't have to be spooky. If you're an animal lover, carve a cute little creature in lieu of a creepy one.

Continue the Carving Fun With These Designs

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Screaming Frank 'N' Stein

Double Giggling Ghosts

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