8 Pumpkin Carving Stencils

These stencil designs will help you carve the coolest jack-o-lanterns on the block, minimal effort required.

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Jack-o-Lantern Pumpkin Carving Stencil

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If you’re looking for a classic, easy-to-carve design, this stencil is your best bet. The face won’t scare young children—even though it has a slightly ominous grin.

Get the jack-o-lantern stencil.


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Ghost Pumpkin Carving Stencil

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While we’re used to seeing white-sheeted “ghosts” roaming the streets on Halloween, there’s no reason they can’t take their place on a pumpkin too. With this stencil you can carve out a ghoulish ghost that will give off a spooky glow.

Get the ghost stencil.


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Skull Pumpkin Carving Stencil

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If the jack-o-lantern design is just too tame, try this grimacing skull for an extra eerie effect.

Get the skull stencil.



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Tombstone Pumpkin Carving Stencil

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Turn your porch or lawn into a graveyard by using this stencil to carve tombstones onto a few pumpkins.

Get the tombstone stencil.


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Bats Pumpkin Carving Stencil

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Here’s hoping the only cloud of bats you see on Halloween night are the ones carved into the pumpkins on your front stoop.

Get the bats stencil.


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Cat Pumpkin Carving Stencil

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Easily spooked by ghouls, goblins, and all things Halloween? Opt for this cat stencil, which is more cute than creepy.

Get the cat stencil.



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Witch Pumpkin Carving Stencil

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Nothing says Halloween like a witch. Carve this wicked lady onto your pumpkin for a super spooky effect.

Get the witch stencil.


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Spider Pumpkin Carving Stencil

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This eight-legged monster—and some fake cobwebs—will turn your porch into a haunted house.

Get the spider stencil.