33 Pumpkin Carving Designs That’ll Wow the Neighborhood

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A cool pumpkin carving stencil will make all the difference

Your kids have picked out their favorite Halloween costumes, and you’ve decided whether you’ll go trick-or-treating or attend a Trunk or Treat. Now it’s time to carve out a place of honor for your pumpkin in the neighborhood Halloween parade with one of our cool pumpkin carving templates. Whether you want a Ninja Turtle, Peppa Pig, or classic witch carving stencil, you’ll find a little bit of everything (and all skill levels) in our collection of pumpkin carving stencils. Feeling extra creative? Try your hand at these other amazing Halloween crafts for kids, DIY Halloween decorations, and easy Halloween-inspired treats.  


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Donatello

One of your favorite teen turtles can have the front porch spotlight! Download it here

Peace Sign

This peace symbol pumpkin pattern will bring good vibes on Halloween night. Download it from Pumpkin Pile

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Spookmaster

The Mona Lisa

Carve the world’s most famous painting onto your pumpkin with this Mona Lisa pumpkin carving design from Spookmaster. 

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Woo Jr.

The Child

Carve up a glowing Grogu this year for Halloween by using a Mandalorian pumpkin stencil. This one from Woo Jr. is super fun. 

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Pumpkin Lady

CurliCrow

This spooky crow must have picked up his witch friend’s hat! Get the stencil over at Pumpkin Lady

Pumpkin Pile

Enter if You Dare

Simple phrases are fun, and this one is perfect for a house that has plenty of Halloween decor. Download the pumpkin carving stencil from Pumpkin Pile

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Spookmaster

Tiger

Hey, all you cool cats and kittens! This tiger pumpkin carving design is a way to give a shout-out to the docu-series that rocked our world when the pandemic hit in 2020. Download the pumpkin carving template over at SpookMaster

Related: 27 No-Carve Pumpkin Decorating Ideas We Adore

DLTK

Say it with an emoji this Halloween. Not only is this adorable, but this pumpkin carving design is perfect for beginning carvers. Download the template over at DLTK

Witch Pumpkin Stencil

What’s Halloween without a proper witch pumpkin stencil? We love this one from HGTV. It’s a basic pumpkin carving template that’ll pop at night.

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Pumpkin Glow

Albert Einstein

This is an advanced pumpkin carving template, but it’s an amazing one! Pay tribute to one of mankind’s most luminous minds with this fun design. Download the template from Pumpkin Glow.

Frankenstein

Mary Shelley’s iconic monster does not disappoint. We love Better Homes & Gardens version of the classic Halloween character.

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Pumpkin Pile

Jolly Roger Flag

Candy looters beware!! The Jolly Roger looms near. This fun skull and crossbones design is especially fun for pirate-loving folks. Grab the download over at Pumpkin Pile

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Pumpkin Pile

Indominus Rex

For your Jurassic Park fans, this fairly simple pumpkin carving template of an Indominus Rex is perfect. Download for free at Pumpkin Pile

Meow

It wouldn’t be All Hallows Eve without a black cat lurking about, and we think this stencil from Woo Jr. is just the right balance of spooky and sweet. 

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Leopard Toes via Devian Tart

Wednesday Addams

In honor of the new animated version of The Addams Family, why not carve Wednesday’s unforgettable face on your pumpkin this year. Download the design by leopard toes via Devian Tart

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Goofy Jack

A classic jack ‘o’ lantern is always fun, and this one gives a little goof to the iconic pumpkin carving template. Download the design from Pumpkin Pile

Who You Gonna Call?

Keep the ghosts at bay with this perfectly themed template from Pumpkin Carving Templates. (And have your kiddo dress up as Holtzmann for bonus points.)

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I Am Groot!

If you’re a Marvel fan, then you’ve got to make a Baby Groot pumpkin this year, even if only for the cute factor. Get the template from Pumpkin Pile.

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Peppa Pumpkin

Everybody loves Peppa Pig, and she’ll look fabulous on your front step this Halloween. Grab the pumpkin carving template from Pumpkin Pile.

Related: 22 Things to Do with Pumpkins After Halloween

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Pumpkin Pile

Pikachu

Pokemon is as popular as ever, and who doesn’t love Pikachu? Parents, you’ll love how easy this design is to carve. Download the template.

Cool Cauldron

Double, double toil and trouble! Give trick or treaters traveling by broom their own cauldron for the big night with this pumpkin stencil. The hardest part will be making sure the bubbles in the mysterious brew turn out just right. Grab the design over at Celebrating Halloween.

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Super Mario

The Mario Bros. are having a major comeback, and we are totally loving it! Keep the feels going with this fun carving template. Download the stencil over at Mario Mayhem.

Room on the Broom

Go the more traditional route with Home Life Weekly‘s classic carving, featuring the spooky silhouettes of a witch and her bat friend. Let the little ones carve the large parts like the witch’s hat, and you can take the reins for the details of the bat.

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Simple Spider

Spiders love to drop in for Halloween, and with this pumpkin carving template, it’s easy! The big sections that need to be carved out make this one perfect for beginners. Click here to grab the pdf.

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Feel the (Carving) Force

If your Star Wars fans aren’t so sure about joining the dark side, there are plenty of other characters to choose from too. See them all at Star Wars.

Owl Orb

Whoooo wants to carve a pumpkin? A simple and sweet design featuring an owl resting on a branch will make little ones smile. Get the pattern from Pumpkin Carving Templates.

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Candy Carving

We love the clever way HGTV uses a pumpkin to make a statement. With this candy arrow, no trick-or-treaters will be left behind.

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Guide the Way

Little Wayfinders will be guided by the heart of Te Fiti when it glows brightly on Halloween night. This simple but stunning design will be a hit with the porch parade! Get the stencil over at Free Stencil Gallery.

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Light the Way

For a different take on glowing pumpkins, try this candelabra design from HGTV. You can either go spooky with an eerie glow or make it classy with bright shiny light. 

Vampire Pac-Man

This design from Woo Jr. takes us back to our days of Pac-Man and pinball machines—with a Halloween twist! The large blocks of pumpkin to be cut out make this a pretty easy design for little ones to pull off, too.

Spell It Out

This one simply says it all. Download it from Pumpkin Pile now!

 

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Pirate Pumpkin

Arrrr! A pirate pumpkin is perfect for the plunder that is Halloween night. Your little buccaneers will even have a fellow matey to welcome them home after a night of collecting serious booty. Download the design over at Pumpkin Pile.

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HGTV

Mummy

A classic Halloween character, this wrapped up moaning monster will be a fun addition to your porch this Halloween. Download the printable from HGTV

 

 

 

 

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