10 Kid-Friendly Pumpkin Decorating Ideas

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    No-Carve Pumpkin Decorating Ideas for Kids

    Confetti Pumpkin
    Cloudy Day Gray

    Ditch the carving kits and all that mess of pumpkin guts and seeds and instead choose one of these kid-friendly, no-carve pumpkin decorating ideas. Turn up the Halloween music, brew up some homemade PSLs, and have fun making decorated pumpkins with the whole family.

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    No-Carve Spider Web Pumpkins

    No-Carve Spider Web Pumpkins
    Make and Takes

    We love the spooky spider webs on these pumpkins. It looks complicated, but you won't believe just how easy it is to create these designs: spray paint the pumpkins black, and use tape to make the spider web. So easy, even younger children will be able to help with this one!

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    Mix and Match Pumpkin Faces

    Mix and Match Pumpkin Faces
    Make and Takes

    Have toddlers or young kiddos? Grab some craft foam, cut out face shapes, add some googly eyes, and stick them on your pumpkins. Make silly, scary, or happy faces. Decorating pumpkins for kids has never been so easy!

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    DIY Emoji Pumpkins

    DIY Emoji Pumpkins
    Brit+Co

    Are you kids crazy about emojis? If they are, we think they will love making these DIY emoji pumpkins. These are super simple to do, and the finished product is awesome. (Insert heart-eye emoji here.)

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    DIY Ice Cream Cone Pumpkins

    DIY Ice Cream Cone Pumpkins
    Aww, Sam

    Turn mini pumpkins into ice cream scoops. These are the yummiest looking pumpkins we've ever seen! Make the flavors that your kids like best and stack them on an ice cream cone. We're not sure about how these would look as a Halloween decoration, but we do know that kids will have lots of fun playing with them.

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    Faux-Stitched Halloween Pumpkin

    Faux-Sticked Halloween Pumpkin
    Eighteen25

    Using nothing but a sharpie, you can create a series of Halloween patterns by drawing x's for a crafty cross-stitch effect. Download the free template from Eighteen25, or let your older kids try their hands at creative characters. 

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    Decoupage Leaves Pumpkin

    Decoupage Leaves Pumpkin
    A Beautiful Mess

    This is the ultimate fall project! Collect some pretty fall leaves, and decoupage them onto your pumpkin. Get creative by using different colors and varieties of pumpkins or by using the leaves to create designs and patterns.

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    DIY Burger Pumpkins

    DIY Burger Pumpkins
    Studio DIY

    These burger pumpkins look almost real enough to eat. While they're not exactly spooky, this no-carve pumpkin decorating idea does score points for originality and fun––and it's sure to elicit some laughs from your neighborhood trick-or-treaters.

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    Abstract Art Pumpkins

    Abstract Art Pumpkins
    Cakies

    Let your kids' creative minds go wild with this abstract art pumpkin project. Keep it seasonal with black, white, and orange, or use any color of paint you want and have fun!

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    Bats Flying Across A Pumpkin

    Bats Flying Across A Pumpkin
    It All Started With Paint

    Another pumpkin decorating idea that's perfect for the preschool set, you can make a spooky bat pumpkin to set outside your house for Halloween. Help your kiddos cut out the bats and put them on the pumpkin in a flying design.

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    Confetti Pumpkins

    Confetti Pumpkins
    Cloudy Day Gray

    Why stick with orange and black when you could go rainbow? These confetti pumpkins are colorful, happy, and covered with confetti! Your little ones will love decoupaging the confetti onto their pumpkins and you'll love that this project is practically mess-free.