Free Jack-o'-Lantern Patterns

Jack O Lanterns On Wood
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  • 01 of 07

    Jack-o'-Lantern Pattern With Jagged Smile

    jagged jack-o-lantern face.
    David Beaulieu

    If you are not that much of an artist, then you will find these free jack-o'-lantern patterns quite handy. Just print out a face that appeals to you (Ctrl + P on Windows). Cut out the black areas to use them as Halloween stencils and paint the face on. Or, treating them as templates, slice right through your pumpkin's flesh with an Exacto knife.

    These free carving stencils should give you plenty of ideas for carving jack-o-lanterns. Modify the printable patterns to suit your own tastes. Because tastes do vary. Some people will be more interested in scary pumpkin stencils.

    Only pumpkins (with their jack-o'-lantern faces put on) and boxers are supposed to have jagged smiles. The pumpkin here is a classic in this regard. He does, however, have rounded eyes, rather than the classic triangular eyes.

    Need a guide to help you carve your Halloween pumpkins? Use this stencil to trace the features on your pumpkin before you begin painting or carving. Of course, you can always change the size if you feel like drawing out the stencil, rather than printing it out.

    These stencils will create a face that is about 7 inches high and 8.5 inches wide.

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  • 02 of 07

    Scowling Jack-o'-Lantern Stencil

    Stencil of a scowling face for a pumpkin.
    David Beaulieu

    The jack-o-lantern face in this printable Halloween pumpkin stencil has a scowl a mile long. It makes for a better design than the first example if you are looking to create a grim mood.

    Apply his long scowl onto a Halloween pumpkin with a stencil and put a scare into the Trick or Treaters! The size of this free Halloween pumpkin stencil is about right for a jack-o'-lantern of a medium-size.

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  • 03 of 07

    Jack-o'-Lantern Sticking His Tongue Out

    Jack-o-lantern face with a tongue sticking out.
    David Beaulieu

    The jack-o-lantern face in this free Halloween pumpkin design sports a wrinkled forehead and has his tongue hanging out. He is dorkier than he is scary.

    Could it be that he is a bit winded from chasing unwary Trick or Treaters?

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  • 04 of 07

    Werewolf Pumpkin Pattern

    Template to use to carve a werewolf jack-o-lantern.
    David Beaulieu

    Are you tired of using the same old jack-o-lantern faces for pumpkin carving every Halloween? Use this werewolf pumpkin pattern as a template to create a cool design on a jack-o'-lantern this fall. While a werewolf is supposed to be scary, this one is rather friendly-looking.

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  • 05 of 07

    Scary Pumpkin Pattern

    Scary pumpkin pattern with down-turned mouth.
    David Beaulieu

    This is one mean-looking pumpkin face. As difficult a character as he may seem, though, he is very easy to print out and use as a stencil for your Halloween pumpkin carving. Just trace the face onto your Halloween masterpiece in the making, and carve or paint. It is a simple way for beginners to get into the Halloween decorating spirit.

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  • 06 of 07

    Fall Pumpkin Face Expressing Contentment

    Pattern to carve on a pumpkin: contented face.
    David Beaulieu

    Not all fall pumpkin faces are scary. The jack-o'-lantern here bears a rather contented-looking face. He is a good choice if you like funny Halloween decorations.

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  • 07 of 07

    Medusa Pumpkin Face

    Medusa pattern to use for carving pumpkins.
    David Beaulieu

    Medusa artwork is a natural for Halloween, as the gorgon is easily associated with witches.

    Use this Medusa pumpkin-face template as a guideline to do your carving on a medium-sized pumpkin or hard-shell gourd. The latter is a great substitute for a pumpkin if you want your ornament to last a long time.