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

by Bethany Ramos
Sep 1, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. ET
100 Pumpkin carving templates
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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

100 Pumpkin carving templates
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1/111 :Witch on a broom

2 /111: Bat 1

100 Pumpkin carving templates
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2/111 :Bat 1

3 /111: Bat 2

100 Pumpkin carving templates
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3/111 :Bat 2

4 /111: Bat 3

100 Pumpkin carving templates
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4/111 :Bat 3

5 /111: Bats 1

100 Pumpkin carving templates
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5/111 :Bats 1

6 /111: Bats 2

100 Pumpkin carving templates
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6/111 :Bats 2

7 /111: Cat face

100 Pumpkin carving templates
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7/111 :Cat face

8 /111: Contemporary face

100 Pumpkin carving templates
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8/111 :Contemporary face

9 /111: Devil pumpkin

100 Pumpkin carving templates
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9/111 :Devil pumpkin

10 /111: Dog face

100 Pumpkin carving templates
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10/111 :Dog face

11 /111: Jack o'lantern 1

100 Pumpkin carving templates
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11/111 :Jack o'lantern 1

12 /111: Jack o'lantern 2

100 Pumpkin carving templates
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12/111 :Jack o'lantern 2

13 /111: Jack o'lantern 3

100 Pumpkin carving templates
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13/111 :Jack o'lantern 3

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