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5 Fun No Carve Pumpkin Ideas!

Every year we go to our local grocery store or jaunt our kids to the pumpkin patch to choose the perfect pumpkin to carve with the kiddies. I will not use anything else but my Carlson Knives set, just to be striaght from the start. This time were coming up with some virtually untouched pumpkins and their gourd cousins for some no-carve decorations!  It’s easy, simple, and so much fun to do!  So get in tune with your creative side, have your kids handy, and get ready to create a masterpiece!  No fuss, no mess!

Veggie Head Pumpkins:

"Veggie Head."

Use veggies already stocked in your fridge to create this fun work of art!

  • Pumpkin
  • Assortment of produce
  • Toothpicks
  • Small hammer
  1. Let kids plan out funny or creepy faces while parents take care of any necessary cutting.
  2. Attach the facial features like radish eyes, apple ears, and green onion hair with toothpicks. Use a small hammer to tap the picks through larger, thicker pieces too difficult to push through by hand.
"Mr. Pumpkin Head."

Cut out facial parts and color to create a Mr. Pumpkin design!


  • Permanent marker
  • Adhesive-backed felt
  • Scissors
  • Cereal-box cardboard
  • Flat thumbtacks
  • Toothpick
  1. Mr. Pumpkin Head - Step 1 To make the mix-and-match parts, use a permanent marker to draw eyes, noses, mouths, and other facial features onto adhesive-backed felt. Cut out the shapes, then use them as templates to cut matching shapes from cereal-box cardboard.
  2. Mr. Pumpkin Head - Step 2 Press flat thumbtacks through the cardboard pieces, then stick on the matching pieces of adhesive felt.
  3. Mr. Pumpkin Head - Step 3 For ears that stick out, omit the tack and sandwich half a toothpick between the felt and cardboard.

Ghost Disguised as a Pumpkin:

"Ghost and Pumpkin 2 in 1."

"2 in 1 Ghost Pumpkin Disguise using silly paints!"

  • White pumpkin
  • Orange, black and yellow acrylic paints
  • Paintbrushes
  1. Paint an orange “face” on the front of the pumpkin. If white pumpkins aren’t available, fake it by painting a regular pumpkin white first, leaving only the face area orange.
  2. Paint black and yellow features.
  3. Finish off by adding a big toothy grin. Boo!

Painted Pumpkins:

"Paint A Pumpkin!"

Let your kids become the next Picasso with this fun, no boundaries pumpkin painting project!


  • Pumpkins
  • Tempera paint and brushes
  • Yogurt containers
  • Newspaper
  • Masking tape
  1. Cover a table with newspaper (tape it down with masking tape so it stays covered).
  2. Set out liquid tempera paints, paintbrushes and plastic yogurt containers filled with water for rinsing the brushes.
  3. Let the kids paint goofy or creepy faces on the pumpkins.

Wicked Witchy Pumpkin:

"Wicked Witchy Pumpkin."

Paint your pumpkin green and cast an artsy spell on it for a spooky surprise!


  • Pumpkin
  • Green spray paint
  • Tempera paint and brushes
  • Carving knife
  • Marbles
  • Glue
  • Small nails
  • Black wig
  • Cape
  • Witch hat
  1. Begin by coating the pumpkin with green spray paint.
  2. Add facial features with tempera paint.
  3. Next, carve out eye sockets and lodge the marbles inside to form her beady eyes. Break off the top stem and reattach it to the pumpkin with glue for the witch’s nose.
  4. To finish, fix the black wig in place with small nails and add the cape and hat. My…pretty!

Stay tuned for next week’s post on fun pumpkin carving ideas!

Check out blogger Laurali Star on The Damsel in the Attic!

Green Halloween® is a nationwide non-profit initiative started by mother-daughter team Corey Colwell-Lipson and Lynn Colwell. In 2010, Green Halloween became a program of EcoMom® Alliance and has events in cities across the U.S.


One Response to “5 Fun No Carve Pumpkin Ideas!”

  1. Norene Maymi Says:

    i’ve a job for you start ASAP