13 Easy No-Carve Pumpkin Ideas to Make with Your Kids

Let’s face it, Halloween as a parent can be all tricks and no treats. Between coordinating schedules to take your children trick-or-treating and providing snacks for little ghosts and goblins, it can be a lot! And let’s not get started on the costumes.

We know carving a jack-o’-lantern is a classic Halloween tradition, but does anyone else hate the mess? Or do you want to not carve with your little ones? Never fear, we’ve got you covered with easy, no carve pumpkins to make your holiday a bit more festive.

Bat Pumpkin

Photo Credit: Fun Money Mom

Here’s another Halloween-themed pumpkin to try out. If your kids love bats, then they can easily recreate this pumpkin design.

Get the tutorial at Fun Money Mom.

Unicorn Pumpkin

Make a magical pumpkin with this darling unicorn design. We love the details of the rosy pink cheeks!

Get the tutorial at Crafty Morning.

Mummy Pumpkins

You can add a spooky decoration to your front porch with these mummy pumpkins. Kids will love to wrap their pumpkins with gauze.

Get the tutorial at Kid Activities Blog.

DIY Autumn Decoupage Pumpkin

Save your pumpkin decorating for November with this fun autumn craft where you glue on some colorful leaves.

Get the tutorial at Damask Love.

Painted Pumpkin Donuts

Photo Credit: Be the Best Nanny

Start your day off with this fun donut craft. Your kids will love the treat of painting in the morning and would be made even better served alongside actual donuts!

Get the tutorial at Be the Best Nanny.

Glow in the Dark Pumpkins

Photo Credit: SoCraftastic

Light up the night with these easy, painted glow-in-the-dark pumpkins that all ages will enjoy! Your porch will be the talk of the town with these on your front steps.

Get the tutorial at SoCraftastic.

Bewitching Pumpkins

Photo Credit: Create Craft Love

Do you want to make a pumpkin snowman? Your kids will love concocting these bewitching pumpkins made with mini pumpkins.

Get the tutorial at Create Craft Love

Woodland Creature No-Carve Pumpkin

Photo Credit: Simple As That

The easiest (and arguably cutest) of the bunch, this no-carve raccoon is a craft that is perfect for making with preschoolers.

Get the tutorial at Simple As That

Melted Crayon Pumpkin

Photo Credit: Dream a Little Bigger

A super easy craft to execute and a great way to get rid of all those broken crayons laying around your house.

Get the tutorial at Dream a Little Bigger

DIY Pun-Kins

Photo Credit: Studio DIY

If you are one of the lucky ones whose kids have their own plans, pour yourself a glass of wine and get to DIYing! The possibilities for puns are endless, so go crazy.

Get the tutorial at Studio DIY.

Pumpkin Fairy House

Photo Credit: Weave in Wonder

This is an innovative way to bring the otherworldly to your front yard. What kids would deem magical, this pumpkin fairy house is festive, fun and, quite honestly, really pretty. Customizable to your liking, it is a testament to your children’s (and your family’s) personality. 

Get the tutorial at Weave in Wonder.

Forky Pumpkin

Photo Credit: The Farm Girl Gabs

This Toy Story 4 favorite is sure to get a laugh out of your kids. From “trash!” to pumpkin, the design is not only simple, but also iconic. 

Get the tutorial at The Farm Girl Gabs.

Emoji Pumpkins

Photo Credit: Cutefetti

These emoji pumpkins are as expressive as they are plentiful. With so many emojis to choose from, your kids can customize them towards their favorite ones. 

Get the tutorial at Cutefetti


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