7 Awesome no-carve pumpkin decorating ideas! No knives required!
My kids love getting pumpkins– it means the countdown is on to Halloween! The only problem is that they want to get the pumpkins the second they show up in the stores (mid-September) and then immediately carve them. Which inevitably leaves our doorstep with a pile of stinky mush come mid-October. This year, we’re going to get all crafty up in this hood and have found ways to decorate without busting out the knives.
Here are just a few options for the no-carve route that I thought were 1) easy, and 2) inexpensive. Of course, if you want to get a little crazy, Google “no carve pumpkins” and the interwebs will pull up all kinds of really clever ideas.
Here are some cute ideas I found…
#1 Spray Paint
With a can of spray paint, the world is your oyster!
Here’s a great one for the little kids. Insert some metal pegs, give kids the string and away they go.
You can use a homemade stencil and just trace on the pumpkin, then paint OR do this same idea with the tissue paper technique.
#4 Mr. Potato Head & Props
This idea is even easier because you can grab kids’ toys or props you already have laying around your house. Use black card stock paper for the mustaches and eyebrows and a black sharpie for the mouth.
Everything looks new and exciting with a fresh coat of paint, right?
#6 Craft Supplies
Grab some gauze, googly eyes and thumbtacks and you’re on your way!
#7 Buttons and Stick-ons
Glue on some buttons or sparkles!