Free pumpkin carving patterns

Welcome trick-or-treaters with a spooky Jack O'Lantern. We've got some wicked Halloween pumpkin carving patterns for you to print out, like a wicked witch and a one-eyed monster.

Jack O'Lantern Halloween pumpkin carving template
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Welcome trick-or-treaters with a spooky Jack O'Lantern. We've got some wicked Halloween pumpkin carving patterns for you to print out, like a wicked witch and a one-eyed monster.

Create a spooky atmosphere for Halloween and welcome (or scare off) trick-or-treaters by placing a glowing, hand carved Jack O'Lantern on your doorstep - the kids will love it! We've got some brilliant and easy Halloween pumpkin carving templates for you to print out like a wicked witch blazing across the sky on her broomstick and a gruesome one-eyed monster.

If you've never tried carving a pumpkin before, watch our how to carve a pumpkin video and be careful! Pumpkins are tough to cut into and can also be slippery, so avoid accidentally cutting yourself by making sure your pumpkin and carving tools are kept clean and dry, while you hold on to the top of the pumpkin (don't put your supporting hand inside) and carve downwards.

Never let a child carve into the pumpkin to avoid nasty cuts, but you can get them involved by letting them choose one of our spooky pumpkin carving designs to draw onto the pumpkin first.

From all at goodtoknow, have a happy Halloween!

Jack O'Lantern Halloween pumpkin carving template

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Place this cheery and traditional Jack O'Lantern on your doorstep to welcome this year's trick-or-treaters.

What to do:

1. Download and print out our Jack O'Lantern pumpkin carving template (opens in new tab)

2. Sellotape the Jack O'Lantern template onto a lovely, ripe pumpkin, with all its flesh scooped out

3. Mark out the Jack O'Lantern design onto the pumpkin by using a fork to pierce through the template and pumpkin, all around the dark areas of the design

4. Use a sharp knife to carve out the Jack O'Lantern and push the excess pieces into the pumpkin

5. Scoop out the excess pumpkin pieces, place a candle inside, light it and turn off all the lights to see your traditional Jack O'Lantern glow.

Witch pumpkin carving pattern

Witch pumpkin carving pattern

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Create a pumpkin lantern of a wicked witch blazing across the sky on her broomstick.

What to do:

1. Download and print out our witch pumpkin carving template (opens in new tab)

2. Sellotape the witch template onto a lovely, ripe pumpkin, with all its flesh scooped out

3. Mark out the witch design onto the pumpkin by using a fork to pierce through the template and pumpkin, all around the dark areas of the design

4. Use a sharp knife to carve out the witch and push the excess pieces into the pumpkin

5. Scoop out the excess pumpkin pieces, place a candle inside, light it and turn off all the lights to see your wicked witch lantern glow.

Cat pumpkin carving pattern

Cat pumpkin carving pattern

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Every witch should have a pet cat. Carve this hissing feline into your pumpkin and place it next to your wicked witch lantern for protection.

What to do:

1. Download and print out our cat pumpkin carving template (opens in new tab)

2. Sellotape the cat template onto a lovely, ripe pumpkin, with all its flesh scooped out

3. Mark out the cat design onto the pumpkin by using a fork to pierce through the template and pumpkin, all around the dark areas of the design

4. Use a sharp knife to carve out the cat and push the excess pieces into the pumpkin

5. Scoop out the excess pumpkin pieces, place a candle inside, light it and turn off all the lights to see your hissing cat lantern glow.

Bat pumpkin carving pattern

Bat pumpkin carving pattern

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Carve out this pumpkin lantern of a spooky bat and hang it on a tree outside your house.

What to do:

1. Download and print out our bat pumpkin carving template (opens in new tab)2. Sellotape the bat template onto a lovely, ripe pumpkin, with all its flesh scooped out

3. Mark out the bat design onto the pumpkin by using a fork to

pierce through the template and pumpkin, all around the dark areas of

the design

4. Use a sharp knife to carve out the bat and push the excess pieces into the pumpkin

5. Scoop out the excess pumpkin pieces, place a candle inside, light it and turn off all the lights to see your spooky bat lantern glow.

Moon and stars pumpkin carving pattern

Moon and stars pumpkin carving pattern

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Create a pumpkin lantern of an eerie night sky with a glowing moon and stars.

What to do:

1. Download and print out our spooky night pumpkin carving template (opens in new tab) (opens in new tab)2. Sellotape the moon and stars template onto a lovely, ripe pumpkin, with all its flesh scooped out

3. Mark out the moon and stars design onto the pumpkin by using a fork to

pierce through the template and pumpkin, all around the dark areas of

the design

4. Use a sharp knife to carve out the moon and stars and push the excess pieces into the pumpkin

5. Scoop out the excess pumpkin pieces, place a candle inside, light it and turn off all the lights to see your eerie night sky lantern glow.

Ghost pumpkin carving pattern

Ghost pumpkin carving pattern

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Create this ghostly pumpkin lantern to place inside your window at home.

What to do:

1. Download and print out our ghost pumpkin carving template (opens in new tab)

2. Sellotape the ghost template onto a lovely, ripe pumpkin, with all its flesh scooped out

3. Mark out the ghost design onto the pumpkin by using a fork to

pierce through the template and pumpkin, all around the dark areas of

the design

4. Use a sharp knife to carve out the ghost and push the excess pieces into the pumpkin

5. Scoop out the excess pumpkin pieces, place a candle inside, light it and turn off all the lights to see your ghostly lantern glow.

Jolly pirate pumpkin carving pattern

Jolly pirate pumpkin carving pattern

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This jolly pirate pumpkin lantern will have your neighbours shivering in their timbers.

What to do:

1. Download and print out our jolly pirate pumpkin carving template (opens in new tab)

2. Sellotape the jolly pirate template onto a lovely, ripe pumpkin, with all its flesh scooped out

3. Mark out the jolly pirate design onto the pumpkin by using a fork to pierce through the template and pumpkin, all around the dark areas of the design

4. Use a sharp knife to carve out the pumpkin and push the excess pieces into the pumpkin

5. Scoop out the excess pumpkin pieces, place a candle inside, light it and turn off all the lights to see your jolly pirate lantern glow.

Spider pumpkin carving pattern

Spider pumpkin carving pattern

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You'll have everyone screaming when you light up this creepy crawly pumpkin lantern.

What to do:

1. Download and print out our spider pumpkin carving template (opens in new tab)

2. Sellotape the spider template onto a lovely, ripe pumpkin, with all its flesh scooped out

3. Mark out the spider design onto the pumpkin by using a fork to pierce through the template and pumpkin, all around the dark areas of the design

4. Use a sharp knife to carve out the spider and push the excess pieces into the pumpkin

5. Scoop out the excess pumpkin pieces, place a candle inside, light it and turn off all the lights to see your terrifying spider lantern glow.

Scary Jack O'Lantern pumpkin carving pattern

Scary Jack O'Lantern pumpkin carving pattern

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Place this scary Jack O'Lantern on your doorstep to ward off this year's trick-or-treaters.

What to do:

1. Download and print out our scary Jack O'Lantern pumpkin carving template (opens in new tab)

2. Sellotape the scary Jack O'Lantern template onto a lovely, ripe pumpkin, with all its flesh scooped out

3. Mark out the scary Jack O'Lantern design onto the pumpkin by using a fork to pierce through the template and pumpkin, all around the dark areas of the design

4. Use a sharp knife to carve out the scary Jack O'Lantern and push the excess pieces into the pumpkin

5. Scoop out the excess pumpkin pieces, place a candle inside, light it and turn off all the lights to see your scary Jack O'Lantern glow.

Vampire pumpkin carving pattern

Vampire pumpkin carving pattern

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This vampire pumpkin lantern would give your trick-or-treating victims a real scare.

What to do:

1. Download and print out our vampire pumpkin carving template (opens in new tab)

2. Sellotape the vampire template onto a lovely, ripe pumpkin, with all its flesh scooped out

3. Mark out the vampire design onto the pumpkin by using a fork to pierce through the template and pumpkin, all around the dark areas of the design

4. Use a sharp knife to carve out the vampire and push the excess pieces into the pumpkin

5. Scoop out the excess pumpkin pieces, place a candle inside, light it and turn off all the lights to see your vampire lantern glow fiercely.

One-eyed monster pumpkin carving pattern

One-eyed monster pumpkin carving pattern

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Carve out this creepy one-eyed monster pumpkin lantern to keep an eye on those cheeky trick-or-treaters.

What to do:

1. Download and print out our one-eyed monster pumpkin carving template (opens in new tab) (opens in new tab)2. Sellotape the monster template onto a lovely, ripe pumpkin, with all its flesh scooped out

3. Mark out the monster design onto the pumpkin by using a fork to pierce through the template and pumpkin, all around the dark areas of the design

4. Use a sharp knife to carve out the monster and push the excess pieces into the pumpkin

5. Scoop out the excess pumpkin pieces, place a candle inside, light it and turn off all the lights to see your creepy one-eyed monster lantern glow.