Simple No Carve Pumpkin Ideas

It’s no secret I am not the craftiest of folk and am definitely no Pinterest perfect parent! For me, the less effort the better is always what suits me best. Nevertheless, I am a HUGE fan of Halloween and just because I am not super arty that doesn’t mean I don’t like getting stuck in. The idea of a no carve pumpkin really appeals to me as our attempts often look miles away from what they were intended to!

A few years ago, I met up with a friend and our sets of twins both set to decorating pumpkins with glitter paint. It was the first time we had ever decorated pumpkins without the carving and getting in a right mess with all the seeds. The girls were about 18 months old so they really loved being able to be involved and it was a sensory activity for their little hands as well as decorating our little pumpkins.

No Carve Pumpkin

A few bloggers also have made some flipping amazing no carve pumpkins and have kindly let me share them with you.

Emma from Bubbablue and Me had the ingenious idea of using sharpies to decorate mini pumpkins. This is the perfect idea for younger kids at a Halloween party as you can pick up mini pumpkins really cheap and sharpies won’t create the mess that paints may have.

No Carve Pumpkin

Steph from Expert Home Tips not only painted her pumpkins but decorated them with spooky accessories too. These would make a brilliant centrepiece at a party or to adorn your doorstep to care trick or treaters. I love the mini glitter ones too as they look so cute alongside the showstopper.

No Carve Pumpkin

Jenna from Then There Were Three came up with this rather gruesome but Halloween perfect pumpkin that somehow did not win the pumpkin competition! I would have demanded a recount as what a clever original little idea – maybe one if you’ve got older kids though!

No Carve Pumpkin

Becky from 3 Princesses and 1 Dude did a video on her no carve pumpkin ideas

As did Louise from Oscar’s Toybox

Hope these give you some ideas for this years creations if you don’t fancy getting all mucky.
B xx

Thanks to all the bloggers who kindly let me use their images. I have included links to all their original posts showing you how to make these, if you want to find out how to do them.

No Carve Pumpkin


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  1. Sidrah Ahmed
    21st September 2017 / 11:45 pm

    This is a great idea

  2. 24th September 2017 / 8:02 pm

    They look cool. I love the pumpkin by Jenna from Then There Were Three 🙂