Monday, October 29, 2018

10 (super easy) No Carve Pumpkin Ideas

At the beginning of October over on Instagram I shared 10 super easy ways to decorate a pumpkin without having to carve it. I thought it might be nice to put a quick round up of the 10 ideas here to make it easy to find them if your still in need of Pumpkin inspiration at the last minute.

1. Polka Dot Pumpkin

All you need for this is some confetti tissue paper circles and glue. Have the kids paint the pumpkin with white school glue and then let them stick on the tissue paper.

2. Kwik Stix Pumpkins 

We love our Kiwi Stix this rainbow pumpkin was a white snowball pumpkin but the darker colors worked well on the orange pumpkins too. Just left the kids use them like crayons on the pumpkin.

3. Tattooed Pumpkins

Honestly probably one of my kids favorites, and SO easy. All you need is a pack of tattoos we picked ours up at the party store nothing fancy. Have them wet a cloth and apply the tattoos to their pumpkins just as they would to their arms.

4. Oil Pastels

Oil pastels glide on super easily to the pumpkins - this was an orange pumpkin. You'll want to seal the pumpkin afterwards with hairspray to stop the chalk coming off everywhere.

5. String and paper fasteners

I think this was one of the favorites over on Instagram, super easy even for little ones. I like the paper fasteners because no pricked fingers but push pins would totally work too. Have the kids push the pins in and then wrap yarn or embroidery thread around the pumpkins.

6. Pom Pom Pumpkin

This one is my favorite but just a heads up its was a labor of love, my kids got bored of sticking pom poms on pretty quick and so I was left to finish the job. Hot glue was called in too because after the elmers school glue dried half the pom poms needed reattaching. Totally worth it though if you ask me.

7. Washi Tape Pumpkin

Need a mess free super cool pumpkin for a class party? I recommend the wash tape pumpkin. Seriously good for any age, you can even pre cut pieces of tape for tiny ones to make their own pumpkin. and just ook how awesome they turn out.

8. Chalk Paint Pumpkins

Takes a little beforehand prep but then this is another super easy idea. I resprayed all the pumpkins with black chalk paint then all the kids needed was the chalk markers to decorate with. We like Fun Chalk Markers because they are super bright. Check out our blog post where we created some fun halloween characters this way.

9. Scratch Art Pumpkin

This was this years completely new experiment and it was awesome. Have you ever made your own scratch art paper? Its super easy read how we make it here. Anyway for scratch art pumpkins we simply used a white pumpkin instead of paper - did I mention this was AWESOME. The kids loved it!

10. Comic Strip Pumpkin

Last but not least why not take collage to a pumpkin? We had fun cutting up old comic books but any magazines would work.  Add a little school glue and you have one cool pumpkin!

I hope you enjoyed our pumpkin fest this year as much as we did. 

Happy Halloween

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