Pumpkin-Carving Templates Galore for Your Best Jack-o'-Lanterns Ever

by Bethany Ramos
Sep 1, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. ET

It's fall, y'all! OK, it's only September, but that still means Halloween is right around the corner — and pumpkin season is in full swing. We're not talking pumpkin-spice-flavored everything; we're talking the squash. Picking it, cooking it, carving it.

Pumpkin-carving is a blast for the whole family, but it can be frustrating when you have little fingers (that is, are a child) and work feverishly on a creation only to have your jack-o'-lantern's face cave in. It's also tear-inducing when you can't get your carving to look how you want it to. But with the right template, kids can carve perfect (or at least passable) witches, cats, dogs and bats on their big, beautiful pumpkins. 

We've collected 100 pumpkin-carving templates that are totally doable no matter your skill level — so kids and adults can get in on the action. Just print and carve away.

Originally published March 2014. Updated September 2017.

1 /111: Witch on a broom

1/111 :Witch on a broom

2 /111: Bat 1

2/111 :Bat 1

3 /111: Bat 2

3/111 :Bat 2

4 /111: Bat 3

4/111 :Bat 3

5 /111: Bats 1

5/111 :Bats 1

6 /111: Bats 2

6/111 :Bats 2

7 /111: Cat face

7/111 :Cat face

8 /111: Contemporary face

8/111 :Contemporary face

9 /111: Devil pumpkin

9/111 :Devil pumpkin

10 /111: Dog face

10/111 :Dog face

11 /111: Jack o'lantern 1

11/111 :Jack o'lantern 1

12 /111: Jack o'lantern 2

12/111 :Jack o'lantern 2

13 /111: Jack o'lantern 3

13/111 :Jack o'lantern 3

14 /111: Jack o'lantern 4

14/111 :Jack o'lantern 4

15 /111: Jack o'lantern 5

15/111 :Jack o'lantern 5

16 /111: Jack o'lantern 6

16/111 :Jack o'lantern 6

17 /111: Jack o'lantern 7

17/111 :Jack o'lantern 7

18 /111: Jack o'lantern 8

18/111 :Jack o'lantern 8

19 /111: Jack o'lantern 9

19/111 :Jack o'lantern 9

20 /111: Jack o'lantern 10

20/111 :Jack o'lantern 10

21 /111: Jack o'lantern 11

21/111 :Jack o'lantern 11

22 /111: Jack o'lantern 12

22/111 :Jack o'lantern 12

23 /111: Jack o'lantern 13

23/111 :Jack o'lantern 13

24 /111: Jack o'lantern 14

24/111 :Jack o'lantern 14

25 /111: Jack o'lantern 15

25/111 :Jack o'lantern 15

26 /111: Jack o'lantern 16

26/111 :Jack o'lantern 16

27 /111: Jack o'lantern 17

27/111 :Jack o'lantern 17

28 /111: Jack o'lantern 18

28/111 :Jack o'lantern 18

29 /111: Jack o'lantern 19

29/111 :Jack o'lantern 19

30 /111: Jack o'lantern 20

30/111 :Jack o'lantern 20

31 /111: Jack o'lantern 21

31/111 :Jack o'lantern 21

32 /111: Jack o'lantern 22

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33 /111: Jack o'lantern 23

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34 /111: Jack o'lantern 24

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35 /111: Jack o'lantern 25

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36 /111: Jack o'lantern 26

36/111 :Jack o'lantern 26

37 /111: Jack o'lantern 27

37/111 :Jack o'lantern 27

38 /111: Jack o'lantern 28

38/111 :Jack o'lantern 28

39 /111: Jack o'lantern 29

39/111 :Jack o'lantern 29

40 /111: Jack o'lantern 30

40/111 :Jack o'lantern 30

41 /111: Jack o'lantern 31

41/111 :Jack o'lantern 31

42 /111: Jack o'lantern 32

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43 /111: Jack o'lantern 33

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44 /111: Jack o'lantern 34

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45 /111: Jack o'lantern 35

45/111 :Jack o'lantern 35

46 /111: Jack o'lantern 36

46/111 :Jack o'lantern 36

47 /111: Jack o'lantern 37

47/111 :Jack o'lantern 37

48 /111: Jack o'lantern 38

48/111 :Jack o'lantern 38

49 /111: Jack o'lantern 39

49/111 :Jack o'lantern 39

50 /111: Goofy smile

50/111 :Goofy smile

51 /111: Toothy smile

51/111 :Toothy smile

52 /111: Spooky ghost

52/111 :Spooky ghost

53 /111: Creepy house

53/111 :Creepy house

54 /111: Moon and bats

54/111 :Moon and bats

55 /111: Pumpkin

55/111 :Pumpkin

56 /111: Spikey smile

56/111 :Spikey smile

57 /111: Mischevious smile

57/111 :Mischevious smile

58 /111: Scary face 1

58/111 :Scary face 1

59 /111: Scary face 2

59/111 :Scary face 2

60 /111: Scary face 3

60/111 :Scary face 3

61 /111: Scary face 4

61/111 :Scary face 4

62 /111: Scary face 5

62/111 :Scary face 5

63 /111: Ghostly teeth

63/111 :Ghostly teeth

64 /111: Skull 1

64/111 :Skull 1

65 /111: Skull 2

65/111 :Skull 2

66 /111: Skull 3

66/111 :Skull 3

67 /111: Skull 4

67/111 :Skull 4

68 /111: Skull and crossbones

68/111 :Skull and crossbones

69 /111: Dracula

69/111 :Dracula

70 /111: Drippy face

70/111 :Drippy face

71 /111: Spider 1

71/111 :Spider 1

72 /111: Spider 2

72/111 :Spider 2

73 /111: Spooky tree

73/111 :Spooky tree

74 /111: Scaredy cat

74/111 :Scaredy cat

75 /111: Ghost and moon

75/111 :Ghost and moon

76 /111: Animal face

76/111 :Animal face

77 /111: Crescent moon

77/111 :Crescent moon

78 /111: Scream face

78/111 :Scream face

79 /111: Melting face

79/111 :Melting face

80 /111: Smiley face with teeth

80/111 :Smiley face with teeth

81 /111: Big smile with teeth

81/111 :Big smile with teeth

82 /111: Halloween

82/111 :Halloween

83 /111: Trick or treat 1

83/111 :Trick or treat 1

84 /111: Trick of treat 2

84/111 :Trick of treat 2

85 /111: Happy Halloween

85/111 :Happy Halloween

86 /111: Happy Halloween 2

86/111 :Happy Halloween 2

87 /111: Spooky tree

87/111 :Spooky tree

88 /111: Haunted house

88/111 :Haunted house

89 /111: Creepy tree

89/111 :Creepy tree

90 /111: Back from the dead

90/111 :Back from the dead

91 /111: Graveyard

91/111 :Graveyard

92/111 :Cat

93 /111: Black cat

93/111 :Black cat

94 /111: Scary ghost

94/111 :Scary ghost

95 /111: Stormtrooper

95/111 :Stormtrooper

96 /111: Scary ghost face

96/111 :Scary ghost face

97 /111: One-eyed monster

97/111 :One-eyed monster

98 /111: Angry ghost

98/111 :Angry ghost

99 /111: Mysterious face

99/111 :Mysterious face

100 /111: Monster face

100/111 :Monster face

101 /111: Vampire with fangs

101/111 :Vampire with fangs

102 /111: Vampire

102/111 :Vampire

103 /111: Witch face

103/111 :Witch face

104 /111: Batman

104/111 :Batman

105 /111: Ninja turtle

105/111 :Ninja turtle

106 /111: Child monster

106/111 :Child monster

107 /111: Frankenstein 1

107/111 :Frankenstein 1

108 /111: Frankenstein 3

108/111 :Frankenstein 3

109 /111: Ninja

109/111 :Ninja

110 /111: Alien

110/111 :Alien

111 /111: Pin it!

111/111 :Pin it!

Pin now, carve later!