Halloween is right around the corner and that means you're probably spending one day during the upcoming weekends visiting a pumpkin patch (or at least heading to your local big box store) to grab a couple pumpkins to decorate and carve. Carving pumpkins is a common tradition in the United States, but unless you're a professional artist, most of our pumpkins end up looking like a Pinterest Fail rather than an award-winning masterpiece. Luckily for us, there are free pumpkin carving stencils for Halloween that will make pumpkin carving a heck of a lot easier this year, and get you all the props from your kids (because you know you are the only one actually doing it).


Paw Patrol is rolling onto your pumpkins this Halloween! These free printables can create your child's favorite Paw Patrol characters right onto the face of your pumpkins. Chase, Marshall, Skye, and Rocky can bring your porch to life and make your pooch-loving child smile all over. Snap a photo with your little one dressed up as their favorite character with their Paw Patrol pumpkin for a sweet memory this Halloween.

Print it here: Paw Patrol: Free Pumpkin Carving Stencils


Your child's favorite animated movies can now come to life this Halloween with these free pumpkin carving stencils with icons from their favorite Disney Pixar movies. Monsters Inc., Cars, Up, Coco, and Toy Story are among the carvings you can create to make your Halloween decor stand out this season.

Print it here: Disney Pixar: Free Pumpkin Carving Stencils


If you and your family are more on the spooky-side but still love your classic animated films, these Nightmare Before Christmas pumpkin carving stencils have got you covered. The recognizable characters from the film are sure to create a scary-sight on your front porch. Characters include Jack Skellington, Sally, Zero, Oogie Boogie, and Lock, Shock, and Barrel. Spook up your pumpkin this Halloween with these free pumpkin carving stencils with Nightmare before Christmas.

Print it here: Nightmare Before Christmas: Free Pumpkin Carving Stencils


Transform your pumpkin into the characters that your child loves and that you grew up knowing with these free pumpkin carving stencils with the Transformer icons. Autobot's, Decepticons, Maximals, and Predacons will reign over the land (or at least battle for space on your front porch). Dress up as your favorite Transformer and pose next to their icon for an all-out epic photo this Halloween.

Print it here: Transformer: Free Pumpkin Carving Stencils


Dun dun nuh nuh nuh...BATMAN! If LEGO Batman was one of your child's favorite movies this year, then these free pumpkin stencils with LEGO Batman faces on them are the perfect addition to your Halloween decor this season. Of course there is LEGO Batman, but you can also print out stencils for Batgirl, the Joker, and Harley Quinn.

Print it here: LEGO Batman: Free Pumpkin Carving Stencils


If you're looking for some classic Halloween shapes to add to your pumpkin decor, these cute and spooky ghosts are perfect this season. These stencils are easy to use because they take out the biggest and most time-consuming part of carving- emptying the pumpkin!

Print it here: Ghostly Pumpkins: Free Pumpkin Carving Stencils


What a time to be alive. Make your feelings known with these emoji pumpkin carving stencils. Thumbs up, pizza, cry laughing, cool sunglasses guy, and even the classic ghost are all available to print and carve. You'll be the coolest, hippest (do people even say that anymore?) house on the block.

Print it here: Emoji: Free Pumpkin Carving Stencils


Day of the Dead is coming, and what better way to celebrate than with a sugar skull pumpkin right on your front porch. These awesome, scary, and cool looking skeletons are sure to spook neighbors but also kind of make them want to dance. You can take it one step further by painting it with classic sugar skulls colors of bright pink, bright blue, yellow, white, and black.

Print it here: Sugar Skull: Free Pumpkin Carving Stencil


Get with the times, man. These free Hipster pumpkin carving stencils will have you carving pumpkins ironically while sipping your pumpkin spice latte in your favorite graphic tee and cardigan. With shapes like Hipster Guy, Hipster Girl, a mustache, a fedora, and a moped, you will be the hippest of the hip this Halloween.

Print it here: Hipster Pumpkins: Free Pumpkin Carving Stencils

Looking for more Halloween ideas? Check out our Halloween section for costume, decor, and candy ideas this year!

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