Making a pumpkin, a spooky Halloween decoration, seems to require a lot of work. There are many different ways to decorate a pumpkin; some people like to carve, and others like to shave them down.
There are ways to shave down the outer layers of pumpkin to give shadowing and fades in the designs, use multiple pumpkins for bigger designs, and just express yourself in any way possible.
But the easiest and safest way for children to make their pumpkins festive is to not carve them at all. Instead, use DIY no carve pumpkin decorating ideas that allow them to get creative and make something silly, spooky, or glam without using a knife or carving tool.
Hunny Pot Pumpkin | Nikki
Glow in the Dark Pumpkin | So Craftastic
Melted Crayon Pumpkin | Crafty Morning
Iridescent Pumpkin | Oh So Beautiful Paper
Glitter Pumpkins | I Heart Naptime
DIY No Carve Pumpkin Decorating Ideas
Carving pumpkins is an odd tradition. They can end up being very beautiful and show a lot of creativity. However, they go bad faster, require a lot of effort and strength, and should be left to professionals, or at least adults. But kids want to have some fun too!
These ideas are perfect for families with kids who want to get involved in decorating for Halloween. You can use any of these ideas as they are or use them as inspiration for your own ideas. The possibilities are just as endless as traditional pumpkins for Halloween.
Pour Art Pumpkins | Dream a Little Bigger
Fruit Pumpkins | Style Me Pretty
Watercolor Pumpkins | Lines Across
Woodland Creature Pumpkin | Simple as That
Bats Across The Pumpkin | It All Started with Paint
Pumpkin Decorating Tips
You will not be carving the pumpkin with these fun DIY no carve pumpkin decorating ideas. However, that’s not to say that you will not be making a mess. Be prepared by putting down some news paper or cloth that you don’t care about or can easily wash.
The important thing to remember is that these ideas are not for minimizing the mess. Instead, they are for removing any danger or risks for kids who want to get involved.
Donut Pumpkin | The DIY Playbook
Frozen Pumpkin | a Pumpkin & a Princess
Paint Drip Pumpkin | Mom Dot
Bat Pumpkin | Chirping Moms
Baseball Pumpkin | The Magic Brush
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