10 Kid-Friendly Pumpkin Decorating Ideas

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    No-Carve Pumpkin Decorating Ideas

    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 decorating ideas. Turn up the Halloween music, make some homemade PSLs, and have fun decorating pumpkins with the whole family.

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  • 02 of 11

    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 design. So easy, even younger children will be able to help with this one!

    No-Carve Spider Web Pumpkins from Make and Takes

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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, and stick them on your pumpkins. Make silly, scary, or happy faces.

    Mix and Match Pumpkin Faces from Make and Takes

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    DIY Emoji Pumpkins

    DIY Emoji Pumpkins
    Brit+Co

    Are you kids crazy about emojis? We think they would love making these DIY emoji pumpkins. These are super simple to do and the finished product is awesome!

    DIY Emoji Pumpkins from Brit+Co

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    DIY Ice Cream Cone Pumpkins

    DIY Ice Cream Cone Pumpkins
    Aww, Sam

    Turn mini pumpkins into ice cream scoops with this tutorial. 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.

    DIY Ice Cream Cone Pumpkins from Aww, Sam

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    Faux-Sticked Halloween Pumpkin

    Faux-Sticked Halloween Pumpkin
    Eighteen25

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

    Faux-Stitcheded Halloween Pumpkin from Eighteen25

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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 and make any design you'd like with the leaves.

    Decoupage Leaves Pumpkin from A Beautiful Mess

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    DIY Burger Pumpkins

    DIY Burger Pumpkins
    Studio DIY

    These pumpkins look almost real enough to eat. We think these are fun and whimsical for an otherwise spooky holiday. Your kids will get a good laugh out of this project, as well!

    DIY Burger Pumpkins from Studio DIY

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    Abstract Art Pumpkins

    Abstract Art Pumpkins
    Cakies

    Let your kids creative minds go wild with this abstract art pumpkin project. Use any color of paint you want and have fun!

    Abstract Art Pumpkins from Cakies

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    Bats Flying Across A Pumpkin

    Bats Flying Across A Pumpkin
    It All Started With Paint

    Make this spooky bat pumpkin to decorate your house for Halloween. Help your kiddos cut out the bats and put them on the pumpkin in a flying design.

    Bats Flying Across A Pumpkin from It All Started With Paint

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    Confetti Pumpkins

    Confetti Pumpkins
    Cloudy Day Gray

    The pumpkins are colorful, happy, and surrounded by confetti! Your little ones will love decoupaging confetti onto their pumpkins.

    Confetti Pumpkins from Cloudy Day Gray