Toddlers and sharp objects don’t always mix well. Try out these 31 no carve pumpkin decorating ideas that kids (and kids at heart) will love!
No-Carve Pumpkin Decorating Ideas
Why you should try no-carve pumpkin decorating this year
No-carve pumpkin decorating is a great way to get your family together and have fun making the holidays. It’s perfect for people who don’t want their kids playing with sharp objects or may just lack the creativity with carving tools.
This idea is not new, but it has been picking up steam in recent years with the popularity of Pinterest and Instagram. People are posting finished pumpkins, which makes this type of decoration more accessible than ever before.
The term “no-carve” might be slightly misleading because you may still need some carving tools on hand, but the designs are typically made from cutting shapes out of a pre-made pattern or stencil instead of drawing them freehand with a knife. This allows for more intricate designs that would not be possible otherwise.
Whether you’re a seasoned pro or a novice in the world of Halloween carving, you might be interested to learn about how you can get creative with pumpkins without using knives, blades, or power tools, especially when you’ve got little kids. There are so many cool ideas for this year’s pumpkin carving, but here are some of our favorites!
31 No-Carve Pumpkin Decorating Ideas for Kids (and Grownups!)
This pumpkin is not just for decoration! Fill it with your favorite candy, then fill it to the brim with candy for the neighborhood. This pumpkin is perfect for Halloween and would make a great addition to any front porch!
If you have kids who are learning about nature like mine are, they'll love the fact that this one is realistic with it's million eyes and 8 legs. And for the younger ones who don't know anything about that, make this a fun learning game with counting and art mixed together!
I think we will be trying our hand at some of these this year! These no carve pumpkin decorating ideas are great because if you have smaller kids, they can help you, but if you have tweens or teens, you can turn it into a contest of sorts and have them play with their older siblings or neighbors.