No-Carve Pumpkin Ideas for Kids

No need to carve your pumpkin this Halloween. Here are some fun no-carve pumpkin ideas to try with your kids.

Carving pumpkins is a favorite, ongoing tradition of Halloween. From little pumpkins to big, just about any pumpkin can be carved. But what happens when you’re interested in changing your pumpkin decorating routine? Take the no-carve approach, especially for home with younger crafters in them.

This roundup has a few ideas to point you down the path of offering a pumpkin decorating option for everyone in your family this year.

Bat Pumpkin

Photo Credit: Fun Money Mom

Here’s another Halloween-themed pumpkin to try out. If your kids love bats, then they can easily recreate this pumpkin design.

Get the tutorial at Fun Money Mom.

Mummy Pumpkins

You can add a spooky decoration to your front porch with these mummy pumpkins. Kids will love to wrap their pumpkins with gauze.

Get the tutorial at Kid Activities Blog.

DIY Autumn Decoupage Pumpkin

Save your pumpkin decorating for November with this fun autumn craft where you glue on some colorful leaves.

Get the tutorial at Damask Love.

Painted Pumpkin Donuts

Photo Credit: Be the Best Nanny

Start your day off with this fun donut craft. Your kids will love the treat of painting in the morning and would be made even better served alongside actual donuts!

Get the tutorial at Be the Best Nanny.

No-Carve Pikachu Pumpkin

Pokemon lovers, unite! In the Playroom offers a clever approach for turning a plain pumpkin into a cheerful Pikachu in just a matter of steps.

Get the tutorial at In the Playroom

Unicorn Pumpkin

Make a magical pumpkin with this darling unicorn design. We love the details of the rosy pink cheeks!

Get the tutorial at Crafty Morning.

Glow in the Dark Pumpkins

Photo Credit: SoCraftastic

Light up the night with these easy, painted glow-in-the-dark pumpkins that all ages will enjoy! Your porch will be the talk of the town with these on your front steps.

Get the tutorial at SoCraftastic.

Sparkly and Googly Eyed No-Carve Pumpkins

You don’t need a big design for a no-carve pumpkin. Pink Stripey Socks shares an easy approach for decorating pumpkins this Halloween season.

Get the tutorial at Pink Stripey Socks

Finger Painting a Pumpkin

Parents of toddlers, here’s a great no-carve option for your child to try. Mom Dot takes the finger painting approach with her child’s pumpkin and the results are very charming.

Get the tutorial at Mom Dot

Bewitching Pumpkins

Photo Credit: Create Craft Love

Do you want to make a pumpkin snowman? Your kids will love concocting these bewitching pumpkins made with mini pumpkins.

Get the tutorial at Create Craft Love

This post was originally published in 2016 and is updated regularly. 

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