Pumpkin carving templates

Learn to carve the perfect pumpkin this Halloween with our spooky printable templates, from bats and witches to a deadly Dalek or an elaborate haunted house.

Our printable Halloween templates make pumpkin carving as easy as one, two, BOO! Get to grips with a craggy haunted house or set yourself a real challenge with our DIY Dalek. Whether you're a fan of the traditional spooky symbols like bats and broomsticks or want to try something a bit different, we've got a design for you to create at home. 

You'll find even more haunting Halloween treats and tipples in our ultimate Halloween collection. Read all our top tips on how to carve a pumpkin and set the mood for the scariest night of the year. 

Want to get stuck in? Try your hand at three cool designs with our pumpkin carving tutorial video

Print your favourite pumpkin template

1. Bat

Bat template
Flapping his way onto a pumpkin near you, this easy bat design is a confirmed classic. The simple designs are often the most effective, and this is definitely true for our brilliant bat. The stylized wings and eyes will really stand out once night sets in. 

Download our bat template

2. Witch

Witch riding broom with bat template
It wouldn't be Halloween without a witch or two flying around the house, with a bat thrown in for good measure. If you're a stickler for tradition, it doesn't get more classic than this witchy figure, complete with broom and pointy hat. 

Download our witch template

3. Haunted house

Haunted house with trees template
Picture this: an imposing house perched on a craggy rock with skeletal trees on either side. Sound like the perfect setting for a scary film? Carve out your own scene-setting pumpkin with our easy-to-use template. 

Download our haunted house template

4. Dalek

Dalek template
Exterminate! For Doctor Who fans, this daring Dalek design is slightly more effort but is sure to impress everyone on your street. Take your time to work around the tricky parts – trust us, the final result is well worth it. Sci-fi aficionados will be head over heels for this marvellous mutant.

Download our Dalek template

5. Classic scary face

Scary face template
Our scary face is another super simple design that's sure to stand out. This basic template is one to tackle if you're not overly confident in your carving skills, but still want a classic pumpkin. The glowing eyes and sinister eyebrows scream "Halloween is here!"

Download our scary face template

Enjoyed these Halloween pumpkin designs? Try our other spooky seasonal recipes and activities...

9 things you can carve for Halloween that aren't pumpkins
How to make a Halloween feast
How to make Halloween cupcakes

Which is your favourite design? Leave a comment below...




Comments, questions and tips

Sign in or create your My Good Food account to join the discussion.
Be the first to comment...We'd love to hear how you got on with this recipe. Did you like it? Would you recommend others give it a try?
Be the first to ask a question about this recipe...Unsure about the cooking time or want to swap an ingredient? Ask us your questions and we’ll try and help you as soon as possible. Or if you want to offer a solution to another user’s question, feel free to get involved...
Be the first to suggest a tip for this recipe...Got your own twist on this recipe? Or do you have suggestions for possible swaps and additions? We’d love to hear your ideas.