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No-Carve Pumpkin Decorating Ideas


Your kids want to get in on the pumpkin decorating fun, but handling carving tools is a no-go.  So, what are your options?  Here are a few ideas.



FIRST STEP – no matter what decorating option you use, clean the pumpkin using a baby wipe – NOT getting the pumpkin really wet or it is more likely to rot.  Make sure it’s completely dry before decorating.


Paint your pumpkin – Acrylic paint works best, but if you want washable go with a tempura paint.




Decoupage your pumpkin – Cut strips of tissue paper or pictures out of a magazine and use Mod Podge to adhere them to the pumpkin.  Glitter is a great addition, too.  Use a top layer of Mod Podge to make sure it all sticks.


decoupage pumpkin with bugsdecoupage-faces 

Dress up your pumpkin – Cut patterns from craft foam to make funny faces or other designs and use craft glue to adhere them to the pumpkin.





LAST STEP – Seal your pumpkin.  Use a clear spray sealer (sold in hardware stores usually with the spray paint) all over the pumpkin.
(No, I did not personally do all of these crafts.  I did a lot of searching on the web, though!  Most are from random sites, but Family Fun Magazine does have a lot of great ideas – as always.)


Now even your youngest kids can participate – and your non-carved pumpkins will even last longer!



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