Jack o lantern faces for pumpkin carving will help carve up the best Halloween pumpkins! Free printable templates make it easy!

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RELATED: Be inspired by these pumpkin carving ideas and these free pumpkin carving patterns. You will be able to welcome your trick-or-treaters in style!

Jack O Lantern Faces Carving Templates

These jackolantern faces make the perfect pumpkin designs and will help you create the best Halloween pumpkins ever. From the classic jack o lantern with a triangle nose to scary jack o lantern pumpkin faces and funny pumpkin faces just download your favorite and get ready for fun!

How to Use These Jack O Lantern Stencils

The pumpkin carving face templates are in one file. Download the file by clicking the Pumpkin Carving Templates link below. Don’t worry, there’s no need to print them all just what you want. In the print menu, choose the page(s) you want and print.

So many pumpkin faces ideas! Which is your favorite?

happy jack o lantern face template
Classic Jack O Lantern Face
funny jack o lantern face
Funny Jack O Lantern
cool halloween pumpkin template
Cute Jack O Lantern Face
sad jack o lantern face
Scary Pumpkin Stencil
spooky jack o lantern face
Scary Jack O Lanter Face
silly jack o lantern face
Funny Pumpkin Carving Template
scary jack o lantern face
Easy Jack O Lantern Face
haunted jack o lantern face
Jack O’Lantern Scary Face

How to Use Pumpkin Carving Templates

  • Head to the pumpkin patch and pick out a nice large pumpkin.
  • Cut out the cap (stem) of the pumpkin. Then use a spoon or other tool to hollow out the pumpkin.
  • Download the jack o lantern templates, and print in black and white on regular copy paper. Remember you don’t have to print all the jack o lantern designs, just print the page you need.
  • Cut out the dark areas and then use the remaining white paper as a stencil.
  • Trace the area with a Sharpie marker to make lines easy to see. Use a sharp knife or pumpkin carving knife and carve right on the black line to cut out the face. (Affiliate Link)
  • Save time with this great tip! Instead of cutting the dark areas of the face out, place the stencil on the pumpkin. Then use a thumbtack to pierce the edge of the design. Remove the paper and follow the dotted line as the cutting line.
pumpkin carving template using a thumbtack to pierce the image onto the pumpkin

RELATED: Our favorite pumpkin carving tools.

Pumpkin Carving Hack!

See our pumpkin carving trick. We use a common household tool to help us hollow out the pumpkin. Other kitchen gadgets like a melon baller can also help to make fun designs.

At Halloween I love to see front porches full of carved pumpkins, don’t you? My goal is to share quick and easy tips to help you decorate your pumpkins to keep the spooks away. You’re sure to have fun with these free carving patterns and our carving hack! Print off as many patterns as you like and get going! 

Pumpkin Carving – More Templates

Looking for more cool designs that are more than jack o lantern faces? Click this link for more pumpkin carving stencils they include a skull, bat, spider, haunted house, black cat, scary pumpkin, witches, and more.

skull pumpkin carving stencil
Skull Pumpkin Carving Template

If you are not up for using a knife to cut, how about an uncarved pumpkin dressed up with paint.? Pumpkin painting is always fun. You might like to try it on a white pumpkin for more contrast or glow in the dark paint for a glowing jack-o lantern. This is especially good if you want to use a small pumpkin. The designs can be as simple as polka dots to cute pumpkin faces. The point is to have fun.

Celebrate Halloween

When finished with your Halloween pumpkin carving these Halloween crafts and activities will help you celebrate and make some fun family memories!

  • Learn to draw a jack o lantern cartoon.
  • Kids love this orange pumpkin storytelling activity
  • After the kids get done carving up some amazing jack o lantern faces they might like these Halloween coloring pages. These pages are great to keep on hand at classroom parties in case you find yourself with extra time.
  • We love to dress up for Halloween. How about you? Check out some of our favorite Family Halloween Costumes. I think the KISS costume is my favorite.
  • Use baby food jars or even a mason jar to make jar pumpkins that light up the night. This is an easy craft kids love.
  • Have a fun time with Halloween Games. Racing Ghosts is always a favorite.
  • Keep kids laughing with Halloween jokes.  You can even print them off and put them in a child’s lunch.

From carved pumpkins to crafts and activities there are so many fun ideas to celebrate Halloween. Have FUN!

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  1. These will come in so handy!! Without a pattern..our faces looks a little scary! My kids love carving pumpkins!

  2. Yes you have made my life so much easier; this will make for a much simpler time carving! Thanks for the fantastic templates!

  3. Coming up with new things to carve each year can kind of get annoying! I love how you have given so many cute ideas here. Thanks for sharing!

  4. These are great references – we always need pumpkin faces that are quick and easy. These are so cute!!

  5. Love these! Thanks so much. I love a good classic pumpkin face but I definitely can’t draw them myself haha.

  6. I always have such a hard time figuring out what to carve my pumpkin like! These are all such great faces!

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