Eight Pumpkin Carving Alternatives for Kids

Happy-almost-Halloween!  If you’re anything like me, you’re always up for pumpkin carving alternative ideas.  So just for you – I’ve rounded up a few favorites from around the net.  Enjoy some extra time saved – you can thank me later!  😉


Chalkboard Pumpkins


Pumpkin Art Project

Halloween Pumpkin


Happy Pumpkins

make happy pumpkins




Melted Crayon Pumpkin Craft

Melted Crayon Pumpkin Craft


No-carve pumpkin decorating ideas

No-carve pumpkin decorating ideas. Safe, last-minute pumpkin fun.


Toddler Pumpkin Decorating

5 Toddler-friendly ways to decorate a pumpkin

Pour Paint Pumpkins

PlayDrMom's pour paint pumpkins

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  1. Mary wrote:

    How cute! Many eye catching examples. I think the second is my favorite. Thanks for the ideas.

    Posted 10.26.14 Reply
  2. I really dislike pumpkin carving. I like the alternatives you shared here. Thanks!

    Posted 10.27.14 Reply
  3. Tara wrote:

    Thanks for featuring our Melted Crayon and Painted pumpkins! I love the other ideas you’ve shared here. I’m sharing this on my Facebook page, and I’m pinning it, as well.

    Posted 10.27.14 Reply
  4. At 9 months pregnant, I’ve been dreading my kids’ requests for carving, so I’m glad to run across this post! Some fun ideas and maybe less mess?!

    Posted 10.27.14 Reply
    • Sybil Brun wrote:

      Haha yay! Perfect – no muss, no fuss! 😉

      Posted 10.28.14 Reply
  5. I love these fun pumpkin decorating ideas! We will have to try these out.

    Posted 10.27.14 Reply
  6. Heather wrote:

    So many great options rather than carving. Thanks for stopping by to share with us today on our Facebook page. I love this time of year, and your list is great ways to help us without carving 🙂

    Posted 10.28.14 Reply
    • Sybil Brun wrote:

      Awesome! Thanks so much for visiting Heather!

      Posted 10.28.14 Reply