I am a married Mom of 3: Boy (4 yo), Boy (2 yo) and Girl (11 mo old). I founded MomsOutLoud.com in 2008, which is now DFWMama.com. (Basically, I decided I liked Rachael and her team so well I wanted to join it!) Now I'm here, writing about what I know and love - raising kids in North Texas.

More from this author »
RECENT PINS

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.

 

painted-pumpkin2paintedpumpkins

 

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.

 

dressed-pumpkinsdressed-up-pumpkins

 

 

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!

 

 

Tags: , , , , , , ,

Leave a Comment

Comments (1)

  1. نرخ دلار 11/01/2012 at 12:24 am

    I have learn several excellent stuff here. Certainly value bookmarking for revisiting. I surprise how a lot attempt you put to create this kind of excellent informative website.