We’ve put together a big list of the BEST Jack o Lantern Patterns for Halloween. These free pumpkin carving templates are sure to get you in a spooky mood for Halloween. Using printable jack-o-lantern designs makes pumpkin carving easier with surprisingly professional results!

Jack o lantern patterns for pumpkin carving - Kids Activities Blog feature - collage with 4 carved pumpkins - Disney mickey mouse, scary jack o lantern, Mary Poppins and Olaf plus 4 carving patterns to print: pumpkin head, Charlie Brown and the Great Pumpkin, Dark pattern and Ghost Busters
Let’s pick a pumpkin pattern and make a jack o lantern!

the BEST Jack o Lantern Patterns

You and your kids will have fun browsing through all of these pumpkin templates and choosing your very own to trace and carve this season.

Related: Check our easy tutorial – How to Carve a Pumpkin

Classic Jack o Lantern Patterns with Scary Good Results

jack o latern ideas - scary good classic pumpkin carving patterns with 3 different printable pumpkin templates and a finished jack o lantern
Oh the classic Jack o Lantern ideas!

1. Classic Pumpkin Carving Patterns

We love the flying bat, creepy spider, and graveyard ghost pumpkin stencils in this Free Halloween Carving Patterns guide. -via Spook Master

2. Printable Stencils

This princess castle free pumpkin carving template is sure to make the night more enchanting. -via The Spruce Crafts

3. Pumpkin Carving Templates

These 20 Pumpkin Carving Templates are easy to cut out and will make you the envy of your neighborhood. -via Southern Living

4. Pumpkin Carving Hacks

This is so smart! Did you know you probably already own a free pumpkin carving template at home? Check out the secret in these 5 Pumpkin Carving Hacks You Need to Know. -via Refinery29

5. Pumpkin Carving Templates For Kids

We love these 15 Pumpkin Carving Templates that keep young kids in mind. -via Nest of Posies

6. Owl Pumpkin Carving Stencil

I can’t get enough of this cute Halloween Owl pumpkin carving stencil. -via Pumpkin Carving Craze

7. Witch Pumpkin Stencil

Halloween wouldn’t be complete without a Witch pumpkin template. -via The Pumpkin Lady

8. A Night Out On The Town Witch Stencil

Here’s another Witch free pumpkin carving template. -via The Pumpkin Lady

9. Witch Pumpkin Carving Stencils

Don’t forget the witch’s brew by printing this Witch Cauldron pumpkin carving stencil. -via Celebrating Halloween

10. Spooky Pumpkin Carving Stencils

Here’s a spooky collection of goblins, monsters, and scary creatures jack o lantern patterns. -via Pumpkin Stencils

11. Raven Stencil

A Raven pumpkin template is always creepy for your Halloween Jack o Lantern. -via Fine Craft Guild

Disney Inspired Jack o Lantern Patterns for Halloween

jack o latern pattern ideas - Disney inspired pumpkin carving templates with three Disney printable templates shown and a finished pumpkin snowman Olaf
Cute Disney jack o lantern ideas!

12. Frozen Stencils For Pumpkins

Any Frozen fans out there? Here’s an Anna, Olaf, and Elsa jack o lantern pattern to try. -via 4 The Love Of Family

13. Free Olaf Pumpkin Carving Template

Here’s another Olaf free pumpkin carving template. -via Zombie Pumpkins

14. Nemo Jack o Lantern Pattern

Your kids will have fun finding Nemo in your lit up jack o lantern. Print out this Nemo jack o lantern pattern and get carving. -via Pumpkin Glow

15. Disney Pumpkin Carving Templates and Stencils

Check out this assortment of 80 Disney Pumpkin Carving Templates and Stencils. -via Classy Mommy

16. Lion King Pumpkin Carving Stencil

An easy free pumpkin carving template is this baby Simba Lion King pumpkin carving stencil. -via Pumpkin Glow

17. A Nightmare Before Christmas Pumpkin Carving Stencil

Print this Jack Skellington Pumpkin carving template for free. -via Guide Patterns

18. Disney Printable Pumpkin Stencils

Kids love Disney Princess and Villians free pumpkin carving templates. -via Picture The Magic

19. Disney Pumpkin Carving Ideas

Here’s a collection of 60 Disney Pumpkin Carving templates for you to browse. -via The Farm Girl Gabs

20. Mickey Mouse Pumpkin Carving

You have to see this Mickey Mouse pumpkin template for yourself. -via Oh My Disney

21. Tinkerbell Pumpkin Stencil

Make Halloween magical with this Tinkerbell Fairy pumpkin carving template. -via Celebrating Halloween

22. Cheshire Cat Pumpkin Stencil

There’s something mysterious about a Cheshire Cat free pumpkin carving template. -via Band of Cats

23. Mary Poppins Jack o Lantern Pattern

This is a “supercalifragilisticexpialidocious” idea for a Mary Poppins jack o lantern pattern. -via Pop Sugar

24. Maleficent Pumpkin Stencil

Don’t let this Maleficent Disney jack o lantern pattern scare you! -via Free Stencil Gallery

25. Harry Potter Pumpkin Stencils

Download and print these very cool Harry Potter pumpkin stencils!

Fun and Free Pumpkin Carving Templates Kids Will Love

jack o latern ideas - download fun and free pumpkin templates - three printable pumpkin templates that are fun like Hello Kitty, Charlie Brown and Ghost Busters
These jack o lantern ideas are fun!

26. Pokemon Pumpkin Carving Stencils

Gotta CARVE them ALL! All these Pokemon pumpkin stencils this Halloween that is. -via Sweety High

27. Hello Kitty Pumpkin Stencils

My little girl is going to fall head over heals for these Hello Kitty pumpkin stencils. -via Cartoon Jr. ( no longer available)

28. Free Ghostbusters Pumpkin Carving Template

Is anyone in your family a fan of Ghostbusters? Then you are going to need to download this Free Ghostbusters pumpkin carving template. -via Pumpkin Carving Templates

29. Mario Pumpkin Template

Have a kid that likes Mario Bros? Print out and carve this free Mario pumpkin template. -via Mario Mayhem

30. Guitar Pumpkin Stencils

Your little Eddie Van Halen will love this Guitar jack o lantern pattern. Did I just give away my age? -via Pumpkin Stencils

Star Wars Pumkin Stencil Designs

31. Darth Vader Jack o Lantern Pattern

Scroll about halfway down the page for a Darth Vader Star Wars free pumpkin carving stencil.- via Woo Jr (no longer available)

32. Princess Leia and Han Sola Jack o Lantern Patterns

Bring Star Wars to life this Halloween with these Princess Leia and Han Solo free jack o lantern patterns. -via Instructables

33. Darth Vader Pumpkin Stencil

Another Darth Vader jack o lantern pattern you’ll want to download. -via Halloween Costumes

Unexpected Jack o Lantern Stencil Patterns

34. Linus Pumpkin Stencil

Peanutize your Halloween jack o lantern this year with a Great Pumpkin free pumpkin carving template. -via Creative-Type Dad

35. Hunger Games Template

May the odds be ever in your favor with this free Hunger Games pumpkin carving template. -via Halloween Costumes

36. Baby Shark Jack o Lantern Ideas

It may be way more involved than a template, but if you have Baby Shark fans in the house, you absolutely have to see the baby shark pumpkin family from Alphamom!

Related: Make a Baby Shark Jack o Lantern or make a Baby Shark pumpkin!

37. Day of the Dead Sugar Skull Pumpkin Carving Stencil

Day of the Dead starts right after Halloween and we absolutely love this Day of the Dead pumpkin design.

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