pumpkin templates and coloring

Fright-Night Halloween Arts & Crafts

cat in the moonCarve scary, spooky or silly Halloween pumpkins in no time with these easy color book templates designed for inexperienced, beginners and very young children. Unique and terrifying Jack-O-Lantern carving template and stencil printables. Design and carve regular pumpkins or the perfect pumpkin in time for Halloween.All stencils have color book versions for the Crayola Crayon crowd or craft enthusiasts seeking images for embroidery, wood work and needlepoint.

Paper Pumpkins Halloween Crafts

Discover hundreds of free printable Jack-o-lantern pumpkin and gourd illustrations for children, parents and guardians. Celebrate the rise of the living dead with creepy color book masks of evil demons and dastardly dragons. Choose from a wide range of grotesque facial characteristics or creepy masquerading visages of demonic fall spirits. Carve totem pole statues with simple pumpkin and gourd images based upon Native American lore.

Decorate your midnight party with more carved pumpkins of cackling witches, howling ghosts, shrieking goblins and grubby, grimy gremlins than can crawl out of the cold, dark earth of a graveyard on Halloween night. 

Cackling witches, howling ghosts


Color Book Pumpkins is a very large site containing hundreds of easy unique, professional Halloween Jack O'Lantern pumpkin carving template stencil designs. Print on regular to thin paper for tracing or card stock for masks and ornaments. These stencils have been divided into categories for easier navigation.

Cultural theme stencils are adapted from existing, historical images of North American indigenous native totem pole figures, Japanese Kabuki theater masks, New Zealand Maori painted faces and tattoos and more. Use these scary and funny images to make your own Halloween party invitations, place cards, party hats, and more for your next Halloween gathering or event.


Print your carving template design choices on thin to regular weight paper. The thinner the paper, the easier to trace the design

halloween cat

through the paper into the flesh of your pumpkin (or watermelon). Sculpting lightly into the rind of the pumpkin without going all the way through will create shadowy effects and give your design strange, bizarre, and more interesting possibilities.