DIY No Carve Pumpkin Ideas for Kids

If the idea of scooping out pulp and getting a pattern onto a gourd with a craft knife fills you with dread – then why not try a no carve Halloween pumpkin instead. You can be as creative as you like and kids will love joining in on the fun. You can go for cute or scary – the choice is yours. You might also be taking part in a pumpkin contest for work so why not let these ideas inspire you!

1. Oscar the Grouch

Oscar the Grouch
Simply use green yarn and glue it to a pumpkin to create the furry look of Oscar. Don’t forget to put him in a new trash can littered wit treat wrappers to complete the look.

2. Humpty Dumpty Pumpkin

Humpty Dumpty Pumpkin
Luckily Humpty Dumpty Pumpkin hasn’t had a great fall before the chance to take this photo.

3. Lady with Curlers

Lady with Curlers
This pumpkin lady is getting ready for date night and comes complete with her own cute little bath tub.

4. Winnie the Pooh Pumpkin

Winnie the Pooh Pumpkin
This adorable no carve pumpkin really has Pooh excited. Glue a cereal bowl to a candy jar lid for the top and paint hot glue for the honey. Paint the rest of the details onto the pumpkin.

5. Eeyore Pumpkin

Eeyore Pumpkin
To make Eeyore, paint the bottom half of the pumpkin in cream and the top half in grey and then add details. Make his ears from felt.

6. Ice Cream Pumpkin

Ice Cream Pumpkin
Make this fun ice cream pumpkin using artificial pumpkins. As well as being a no carve idea – it’s also no melt.
Instructions Ice Cream Pumpkin

7. Wizard of Oz

Wizard of Oz
Trick or treaters will be off to see the Wizard with this cute collection.

8. Lion

You’ll have roaring fun creating this super easy idea. You’ll need 2 orange boas, paint, and felt.

9. Harry Potter
Harry Potter
This Harry Potter pumpkin topiary complete with with a wand, Hedwig and symbol is sure to go down a treat with the neighborhood.

10. Nemo

This creative idea features painted Florida shells, q-tip seaweed and pin pong ball bubbles.

11. Spongebob Pumpkin

Spongebob Pumpkin
Bring Spongebob into fall by painting a pumpkin like a pineapple – He’ll never know it’s not the real thing and kids will love it.

12. Puss in Boots

Puss in Boots
Puss in Boots has never looked cuter than when painted on a pumpkin!

13. Cheshire Cat Pumpkin

Cheshire Cat Pumpkin
To make the Cheshire cat – you’ll need a larger pumpkin for the body and a smaller one for the head. Paint a few coats of the pink acrylic paint and then add your purple metallic paint for stripes.

14. Popcorn Pumpkin

Popcorn Pumpkin
This is such a cute way to decorate your pumpkin for Halloween without carving. You’ll need a large pumpkin and 4 or 5 small pumpkins. Then paint them red, white, blue, green, and yellow. Add 1 Bag of popped popcorn with a glue gun.

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