18 Pumpkin Carving Templates That Thrill & Chill

Choose that big orange roundie carefully — you have some serious carving to do! Wow the kids this year with a design that goes beyond the average jack-o-lantern. We searched the web for cool templates for every interest and skill level. Whether you want an Angry Bird, a pirate ship or cute Minion perched on your front stoop you’ll get the how-to here. Click through the slideshow for ideas.

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Any "Despicable Me" fans out there? A bit of detail work on the hair and overalls will all be worth it when this cute minion comes to life. Click over to Pumpkin Pile to get the template.

  1. Minion
  2. Charlie Brown
  3. Pirate Ship
  4. Elmo
  5. Bats

What design will you carve on your pumpkin this year? Let us know in the Comments below!

— Susie Foresman

featured photo: Olaf Gradin via flickr