Have fun without the mess and plan a no carve pumpkin decorating party! Organize an activity for decorating pumpkins without carving that’s safe and fun for all ages. Once you remove carving knives from the activity, it makes pumpkin decorating without carving something the whole family can enjoy together.
No carving pumpkin decorating ideas range from painting to decorating with ribbons and other accents. Find out how with these no carve pumpkin decorating ideas:
- Paint: Go all out with elaborate paint designs on your pumpkin. Use painters tape to cut out shapes like circles, triangles, squiggly lines, half-moons, ghosts and witches hats. Create a Halloween design or a scene like a half moon with shooting stars. Stick the shapes on to the pumpkin and take extra care to press down the edges of the tape. Cover the entire pumpkin in paint. Once dry, remove the tape from the pumpkin and you'll see the outline of the shapes!
- Ribbon: Decorate pumpkins with a simple ribbon design. Purchase a variety of colors and designs at your local arts and crafts store. Use a glue gun to adhere the ribbon to the pumpkin. Make a rainbow with red, orange, yellow, green, blue and purple color ribbons or use black and white polka dot ribbon for a more modern effect. Get creative and arrange the ribbon in a diagonal or vertical pattern.
- Black Marker: Use a black permanent marker to create a face on the pumpkin. Draw triangles or half-moons for the eyes, a triangle for the nose and a toothless mouth. Add hair or a bowtie for a bit of something extra.
- Candy : Use candy to create no carve pumpkin designs. Buy circular peppermint candy and jelly beans and create flower designs on the pumpkin with the peppermint candy in the middle, and surround it with jelly beans for the petals. Stick the candy on with a glue gun.
Get in the spirit of Halloween and have fun with your no carve pumpkin designs. Adorn your pumpkin with creative accents so you can decorate your house for the fall season with beautiful homemade decor!