Do you have small children and hate carving pumpkins? Then try those fun no-carve pumpkin decorating ideas today.
They are super fun and you do not have to worry about cutting with a knife.
Let’s dive right in.
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No-Carve Pumpkin Art
Fall especially around Thanksgiving and Halloween is one of our favorite seasons.
Each year we love to decorate pumpkin multiple times. The kids love to curve pumpkins and it definitely turned into one of our favorite Halloween traditions.
Never the less I don’t actually manage to carve pumpkins with three kids all day every day long.
Also, two of my kids are still fairly young so all the actual work ends up with me anyhow. Most times I struggle with carving and trying to prevent an accident with the cutting knives or a mess from the seats in the house.
It’s rather stressful for me with 3 kids I have to admit.
Therefore I started changing my strategy and looked for equal fun but easy no-carve pumpkin decorating ideas for kids.
There are plenty out there and my kids love them. I have to tell you decorating pumpkins without any carving makes my life so much easier and less stressful.
Yes, it’s still can be messy but it’s definitely toddler approved.
To avoid a big mess we like to do these activities outside. I put a big cardboard box or paper underneath the pumpkins and dress them in old cloth.
If the pumpkins are just for inside to decorate the house I even use toddler safe washable liquid paint. That way even if they make a mess it is easy to clean up and one less thing to stress about.
Instead of using paint, my kids also love to craft pumpkins with stickers or use feathers with glue to make faces or silly monsters. There are endless possibilities out there and I have to admit my 9-year-old boy also enjoyed these pumpkin decorating ideas for toddlers.
Here are some of our favorite Pumpkin Decorating Ideas for Toddlers and big kids:
- Thanksgiving Mini Pumpkins Decorating Ideas
- Fluid Pumpkin Art
- Disney Junior Bluey No-Carve Pumpkin
- Easy to Make Saint-O-Lantern
- Decoupage Book Page Pumpkin
- Simple Gold Leave Pattern Pumpkin Painting Idea
- Paint Pour Pumpkins
- Saint-O-Lantern Idea
- Easy and Mess-Free No Carve Pumpkin Ideas
- Toy Story Forky Pumpkin
- Minnie & Mickey Mouse Pumpkins
- Faux Ceramic Scary Jack O Lantern
- Black Cat Pumpkin
- Glowing Halloween Handprints
Please note that all no-carve pumpkin decorating step-by-step tutorials can be found by clicking on the project’s name. It will lead you directly to the instructions!
No-Carve Pumpkin Decorating Ideas
By Champagne and Sugarplums
Perfect No Carve Pumpkin Decorating Idea! These mini pumpkins make a great table centerpiece or try them on your mantel. We share several different pumpkin decoration ideas to create a unique, fun, fall DIY!
By Bright Little Brains
This is an easy fall toddler arts and craft activity where your little one can create their own colorful pumpkins! Not only is FLUID ART simple to do but it is amazingly fun!
My favorite part about this activity is there is no wrong way for you little artist to do it, the end result will turn out beautifully!
By The Savvy Mama Lifestyle
Do your kids love Bluey from Disney Junior? This is a no-carve real pumpkin, that’s inspired by the hit TV series, and it represents the Teal Pumpkin Project for allergies.
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By Catholic Icing – The Icing on your catholic cake
Crayon melting is a super fun way to decorate pumpkins! This post will give you lots of tips for how to do this with a normal hairdryer, and how to minimize any mess. Easy clean up as well!
By Needle Pointers
Turn an ordinary pumpkin into something special. These decoupage pumpkins can be created with items found at the dollar store and make unique holiday decor for Halloween and Thanksgiving.
By Sustain my Craft Habit
If you’re looking for easy pumpkin art ideas, then you’ll love this simple metallic gold painted all-over leaf pattern.
By The DIY Nuts – all things diy
Are you looking for a new way to paint your pumpkin? Learn all about acrylic paint pours and have fun creating your own pumpkin artwork.
By Catholic Icing – The Icing on your catholic cake
If you’re pumpkin decorating with kids, choosing a friendly pumpkin no-carve option is perfect because they can actually do it themselves! This post has tons of fun ideas for decorating pumpkins like animals using craft supplies and glue.
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By Simply Well Balanced – Simple Ideas for Home, Family, and Fun
For those 4 no-carve pumpkin decorating ideas for kids all you need is solid painting sticks. Let’s get started!
By Modern Mom Life
This no-carve Toy Story Pumpkin Idea is so fun. Kids love making their own Forky!
Simply grab a few supplies and start off with painting pumpkins with your toddlers.
By Soccer Mom Blog
How to transform a dollar store orange foam pumpkin into an adorable Minnie or Mickey Mouse Pumpkin! Simple Disney pumpkin ideas for Halloween are a must for Disney fans!
By Serving Up Southern
This cute little jack o’ lantern is a little more stylish with its new look. He’s gone from looking like inexpensive resin to pretty ceramic.
It is a nice Halloween project for older children and makes a stunning porch decoration during fall.
By Julie Measures
Black cats are a classic Halloween decoration! This year make a fabulously feline no-carve pumpkin.
By Bunnys Garden
Hard to say who will like this craft more, the kids or mom and dad! Sweet, precious handprints bedeck a faux pumpkin in all their glow-in-the-dark glory in this fun craft for kids of all ages. This pumpkin craft is easy to paint in a matter of minutes, yet treasured for a lifetime to come.
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