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30 Easy No-Carve Pumpkin Painting Ideas for Kids

Do you have small children and hate carving pumpkins? Then try those fun no-carve pumpkin decorating ideas today.

They are super fun and you do not have to worry about cutting with a knife.

Let’s dive right in.

No Carve Pumpkin Decorating Ideas

Easy Pumpkin Painting Ideas for Kids

Fall especially around Thanksgiving and Halloween is one of our favorite seasons.

Each year we love to decorate pumpkins multiple times. The kids love to carve pumpkins and it definitely turned into one of our favorite Halloween traditions.

Nevertheless, I don’t actually manage to carve pumpkins with three kids all day every day long.

Also, two of my kids are still fairly young so all the actual work ends up with me anyhow.

Most times I struggle with carving and trying to prevent an accident with the cutting knives or a mess from the seats in the house.

It’s rather stressful for me with 3 kids I have to admit.

Messy Free Pumpkin Decoration

Therefore I started changing my strategy and looked for equal fun but easy no-carve pumpkin decorating ideas for kids.

There are plenty out there and my kids love them.

I have to tell you decorating pumpkins without any carving makes my life so much easier and less stressful.

Yes, it still can be messy but it’s definitely toddler-approved.

To avoid a big mess we like to do these activities outside.

I put a big cardboard box of paper underneath the pumpkins and dressed them in old clothes.

If the pumpkins are just for inside to decorate the house I even use toddler-safe washable liquid paint.

That way even if they make a mess it is easy to clean up and one less thing to stress about.

Instead of using paint, my kids also love to craft pumpkins with stickers or use feathers with glue to make faces or silly monsters.

There are endless possibilities out there and I have to admit my 9-year-old boy also enjoyed these pumpkin decorating ideas for toddlers.

Here are some of our favorite Kid Pumpkin Painting Ideas:

  1. Thanksgiving Mini Pumpkins Decorating Ideas
  2. Fluid Pumpkin Art
  3. Disney Junior Bluey No-Carve Pumpkin
  4. Easy to Make Saint-O-Lantern
  5. Decoupage Book Page Pumpkin
  6. Simple Gold Leave Pattern Pumpkin Painting Idea
  7. Paint Pour Pumpkins
  8. Saint-O-Lantern Idea
  9. Easy and Mess-Free No Carve Pumpkin Ideas
  10. Toy Story Forky Pumpkin
  11. Minnie & Mickey Mouse Pumpkins
  12. Faux Ceramic Scary Jack O Lantern
  13. Black Cat Pumpkin
  14. Glowing Halloween Handprints
  15. Other Pumpkin Painting Ideas for Kids

All no-carve pumpkin decorating step-by-step tutorials can be found by clicking on the project’s name. It will lead you directly to the instructions!

Painting Pumpkin Ideas for Kids

So let’s get started with our easy kid pumpkin painting ideas:

Thanksgiving Mini Pumpkins Decorating Ideas

By Champagne and Sugarplums

Perfect No Carve Pumpkin Decorating Idea! These mini pumpkins make a great table centerpiece or try them on your mantel.

We share several different pumpkin decoration ideas to create a unique, fun, fall DIY!

pumpkin centerpiece

Fluid Pumpkin Art

By Bright Little Brains

This is an easy fall toddler arts and crafts activity where your little ones can create their own colorful pumpkins!
Not only is FLUID ART simple to do but it is amazingly fun!

My favorite part about this activity is there is no wrong way for you little artist to do it, the end result will turn out beautifully!

fluit art

Disney Junior Bluey No-Carve Pumpkin for Halloween

By The Savvy Mama Lifestyle

Do your kids love Bluey from Disney Junior? This is a no-carve real pumpkin, that’s inspired by the hit TV series, and it represents the Teal Pumpkin Project for allergies.


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Easy to Make Saint-O-Lantern Pumpkin Painting Ideas for Kids

By Catholic Icing – The Icing on your catholic cake

Crayon melting is a super fun way to decorate pumpkins!

This post will give you lots of tips on how to do this with a normal hairdryer, and how to minimize any mess. Easy clean-up as well!

saint o lantern

Decoupage Book Page Pumpkin

By Needle Pointers

Turn an ordinary pumpkin into something special.

These decoupage pumpkins can be created with items found at the dollar store, making unique holiday decor for Halloween and Thanksgiving.

book page pumpkin

Simple Gold Leave Pattern Pumpkin Painting Idea

By Sustain my Craft Habit

If you’re looking for easy pumpkin art ideas, then you’ll love this simple metallic gold painted all-over leaf pattern.

painting leaves

You might also enjoy our, Pumpkin Quotes, 15 Easy Pumpkin Art Projects, 25 Preschool Apple Crafts, Corn Sensory Bin, Farm Animal Activities, Backyard Pumpkin Patch Ideas, and Thanksgiving Scavenger Hunt.

Paint Pour Pumpkins – Family-Friendly Painted Pumpkin Idea

By The DIY Nuts – all things DIY

Are you looking for a new way to paint your pumpkin? Learn all about acrylic paint pours and have fun creating your own pumpkin artwork.

paint pour pumpkin

Saint-O-Lantern St. Francis Friends Ideas – Pumpkin Decorating for Toddlers

By Catholic Icing – The Icing on your catholic cake

If you’re pumpkin decorating with kids, choosing a friendly pumpkin no-carve option is perfect because they can actually do it themselves!

This post has tons of fun ideas for decorating pumpkins like animals using craft supplies and glue.

What a cute idea!

st. francis

Easy and Mess-Free No Carve Pumpkin Ideas

By Simply Well Balanced – Simple Ideas for Home, Family, and Fun

For those 4 no-carve pumpkin decorating ideas for kids, all you need is solid painting sticks. Let’s get started!

spooky paintings

Toddler Pumpkin Decorating – Toy Story Forky Pumpkin

By Modern Mom Life

This no-carve Toy Story Pumpkin Idea is so fun. Kids love making their own Forky!

Simply grab a few supplies and start off with painting pumpkins with your toddlers.

toy story forky

Minnie & Mickey Mouse No-Carve Pumpkin Decorating Idea

By Soccer Mom Blog

How to transform a dollar store orange foam pumpkin into an adorable Minnie or Mickey Mouse Pumpkin!

Simple Disney pumpkin ideas for Halloween are a must for Disney fans!

Micky and minnie mouse no carve pumpkin decorating idea

Faux Ceramic Scary Jack O Lantern

By Serving Up Southern

This cute little jack-o’ lantern is a little more stylish with its new look. He’s gone from looking like inexpensive resin to pretty ceramic.

It is a nice Halloween project for older children and makes a stunning porch decoration during fall.

scary pumpkin

Black Cat Pumpkin

By Julie Measures

Black cats are a classic Halloween decoration! This year make a fabulously feline no-carve pumpkin.

Black cat pumpkin

Glowing Halloween Handprints

By Bunnys Garden

Hard to say who will like this craft more, the kids or mom and dad!

Sweet, precious handprints bedeck a faux pumpkin in all its glow-in-the-dark glory in this fun craft for kids of all ages.

This pumpkin craft is easy to paint in a matter of minutes, yet treasured for a lifetime to come. 

Glow in the dark pumpkin

Other Pumpkin Painting Ideas for Kids

Unlock a world of artistic exploration with our latest collection of pumpkin painting ideas for kids, perfect for pumpkin decorating for toddlers and preschoolers.

Also, do not forget to check out our 100+ Pumpkin Craft Ideas next. Enjoy!

All these easy pumpkin painting ideas are so fun for kids. If you are a visual learner, here is a video of 10 more no-carve pumpkin ideas you will love:

How did you like these fun pumpkin painting ideas for kids?
Either way, let me know which pumpkin decorating idea was your favorite by leaving a comment below.
I’d love to hear from you!

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