Free Pumpkin Carving Patterns

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If you're looking for pumpkin carving inspiration, these free pumpkin carving patterns will help you to design and carve a jack-o-lantern in time for Halloween. Find printable stencils for carving fun or scary pumpkin faces--all free!

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    Happy Pumpkin Face - Photo of Happy Carved Pumpkin Face
    ••• This happy pumpkin face greeted trick-or-treaters who visited our house one Halloween. © 2006 Kim Knox Beckius

    Here is a collection of pumpkin carving patterns designed by your New England Expert. Print these free pumpkin carving patterns and use them to carve or paint a pumpkin this Halloween.

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    Raven Pumpkin Template - Free Pumpkin Carving Template
    ••• © 2010 Jessa Fortin, licensed to About.com.

    Hudson Valley artist Jessa Fortin inspires Halloween pumpkin carvers with this set of unique free Jack-o-Lantern patterns.

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    Halloween Pumpkin Carving Patterns

    From About.com's Family Crafts site, here are 13 free pumpkin face patterns designed by Tony Henry. Print them and use them as pumpkin carving templates.
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    From Spoonful, here's a free pumpkin carving template for a pumpkin that seems to be shouting, "Oh, No!" We carved this pumpkin one Halloween by tracing our little girl's hands. See photos of the "Oh, No!" pumpkin by day and after dark.

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    If your pumpkin carving skills are not terribly well honed, you may want to start with this simple pattern for a pumpkin face from All Family Resources.
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    Use these free pumpkin carving templates from Disney Family to carve your pumpkin with a favorite character including Mickey, Minnie, Pooh, Tigger and Snow White.
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    From Pumpkin Masters, here are six free pumpkin carving patterns including Egghead, Midnight Flight and Pirate Skull.
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    This collection of free pumpkin carving patterns from fabulousfoods.com includes some rather intricate designs, so you may want to practice before you take knife to pumpkin.
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    From Swan Pumpkin Farm, here are some tips on carving your pumpkin, along with eight free pumpkin carving templates for you to try. My favorite is the ghost.
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    Kraft has a collection of six simple yet fun pumpkin carving patterns for you to try.
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    This large collection of free pumpkin carving patterns from eHow includes both scary faces and some cute carving ideas, too, such as a kitty cat and Wizard of Oz characters. You'll also find templates for carving monogram letters into your pumpkin, which might be a nice way to decorate for a Halloween wedding or to promote your business.
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    Carve a haunted house into your pumpkin with this free pattern from All Family Resources.
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    Who says your pumpkin needs to be scary? Use this fairly simple horse pattern to create a unique design.
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    Learn how to make your own pumpkin carving patterns with these instructions from Walt's Pumpkin Carving Secrets. Step-by-step instructions for turning simple clipart designs into pumpkin patterns.
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    Looking for pumpkin inspiration? Turn to The Pumpkin Lady. In addition to selling pumpkin carving patterns featuring great designs for those of us who love New England, such as a starfish, a sea horse, autumn leaves and a Pilgrim hat, you'll find a small selection of free pumpkin carving patterns.

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    From DLTK's Growing Together, here is a fun collection of pumpkin carving patterns that will delight kids (although parents will have to do the goopy work). You'll find templates for carving bats, cats, ghosts and other classic Halloween scenes, plus favorite kids' characters such as Sponge Bob, Mario and Thomas the Tank Engine.
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    This collection of free pumpkin carving patterns from fabulousfoods.com features rock 'n' roll ghosts including Kurt Cobain, Jimi Hendrix and Elvis.
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    Who says a jack 'o lantern has to be scary? Use this free pattern from All Family Resources to put a smile on your pumpkin's face.
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    From Better Homes and Gardens, here are some light-hearted pumpkin face stencils and decorative pumpkin designs for you to download and print to guide your carving.
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    This is an amazing collection of free templates for carving a special pumpkin. You'll find animals, patriotic scenes, celebrities and more. All pumpkin patterns are available as printable .pdf files.
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    From PumpkinGlow.com, here's a free pattern for creating an American flag pumpkin, plus seven more patriotic carving designs.