Carving pumpkins is one of my family’s favorite Halloween traditions. But it seems like every year my kids get more and more impatient to decorate their pumpkins. And you really can’t carve pumpkins more than a week or so ahead of time without having a puddle of rot on your porch by October 31st. So, we’ve started having fun with no carve pumpkin ideas! Check out some of my favorite no carve pumpkin ideas to try with your kids this fall.

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No Carve Pumpkin Ideas for Halloween Fun with Kids

No carve pumpkins are a great way to decorate for fall or Halloween with less mess and no sharp knives needed. You may even want to use craft pumpkins (fake pumpkins) to create something you can use year after year. Or decorate different ways multiple times in one year.

I often let my kids paint pumpkins. Then when we leave them out on the porch in the Oregon rain, the paint washes off and we get to paint them all again. But, I digress.

If you’re looking for some fun inspiration for your no carve pumpkins, check out these ideas to get started!

1. Wrapped Mummy No Carve Pumpkins

These are my favorite no carve pumpkins. They are just too cute. And easy to make with kids if you do a little prep work ahead of time. Your kids will love these cute pumpkins and they make a fun Halloween party decoration or even Halloween centerpiece.

2. Black Cat Pumpkins

My kids love animals and this no carve pumpkin black cat is much easier to make than when they ask me to carve their pumpkins into a dog! (Seriously, I have no knife skills. Traditional jack o’lantern face is all I can do, kids!)

This craft is one where you’ll have to do most of the work unless your kids are a little bit older. But younger kids will enjoy helping and being your enthusiastic audience while you create your no carve cat pumpkins.

3. No Carve Pumpkin People

These no carve pumpkins are just fun! Even if you’ll be the one wielding the glue gun, your kids will love helping you pick out accessories and design faces. You can make scary pumpkins, cute pumpkins, or funny pumpkins, so play around with it!

This is such a great post for no carve pumpkin inspiration because you can really take the idea and make it your own.

4. No Carve Elsa & Anna Pumpkins

If your kids still haven’t Let it Go when it comes to Frozen you can delight them with these Anna and Elsa no carve pumpkins. The idea is cute and not overly complicated. A school age child should be able to make these with a little adult assistance.

And you can take this idea and come up with something similar for other Disney princesses if your daughter is more of a Cinderella or Ariel girl.

5. No Carve Confetti Pumpkins

Nothing says party like confetti and these confetti pumpkins make a perfect activity for a kids party or fun craft to do at home. I like this one because there is no hot glue gun required. The confetti pumpkins use modge podge so even younger kids can decorate their own. And the results are fabulous!

6. Pour Art Pumpkins

Allison over at Dream a Little Bigger has some good game when it comes to no carve pumpkins. I encourage you to visit her site and check out all her ideas if you want something different than what I’ve shown you here.

Her pour art pumpkins are completely kid friendly and fun. This craft can get a little messy so if it’s a nice day, consider taking it outside or into the garage where you can leave your pumpkins to dry. Let your kids make a colorful mess while they create an unforgettable no carve pumpkin.

This is so me as far as crafts with my kids go. No skills required (I burn myself with the hot glue gun. Every. Single. Time). Just pumpkins, paint, and pouring it on. If every other idea here seems charming but just too hard, this is the no carve pumpkin for you.

7. Finding Nemo No Carve Pumpkin

House Wife Eclectic is another great source of ideas for no carve pumpkins. If your kids like Disney, check out all of her ideas when you’re looking for a no carve pumpkin theme.

One of my favorites is her Finding Nemo no carve pumpkin. This one will require a parent’s help to put together. But the results will delight your kids. And if you’re not overly crafty, this project was not complicated, which I always appreciate.

If these ideas aren’t to your taste, do a search on Pinterest! No carve pumpkins are everywhere and can be a source of endless fun this Halloween!

What’s your favorite no carve pumpkin idea for Halloween? Share fun ideas in the comments!

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