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The Best Pumpkin Decorating Ideas for Kids

by Jean Van't Hul
September 29, 2014
Best Pumpkin Decorating Ideas for Kids

We just bought a bunch of pumpkins, unable to resist the new displays of them popping up everywhere.

So we now have a table-full of big pumpkins, little pumpkins, orange pumpkins, and white pumpkins. Even a few funny-looking knobbly gourds!

And since we can’t just leave them alone, here are some of the best pumpkin decorating ideas for kids. A couple of the ideas are from The Artful Parent, but most are just some seriously awesome ideas from around the web.

Ideas that kids can actually do!

We’re giving the crayon scribble pumpkins a whirl today with the white pumpkins and can’t wait to try some of these other ideas soon, too.

Pumpkin Decorating Ideas for Younger Kids

These pumpkin decorating ideas are especially great for younger kids because of the materials used and focus on process over product. But older kids (and even adults) can certainly enjoy and do these as well!

Pumpkin Decorating Ideas with Kids - Drip Art
Pumpkin Decorating Ideas with Kids - Playdough Faces and Crayon Scribbles
Pumpkin Decorating Ideas with Kids - Painting Pumpkins and Felt Faces
Pumpkin Decorating Ideas with Kids - Fingerpaint Resist and Tissue Paper Collage
Pumpkin Decorating Ideas with Kids - Pumpkin Mummies and Drilling Holes in Pumpkins
Pumpkin Decorating Ideas with Kids - Hammer nails in pumpkins and decorate pumpkins with washi tape
Pumpkin Decorating Ideas with Kids - Collage Face Pumpkin Decorating and Bling Pumpkins
Pumpkin Decorating Ideas with Kids - Feathers and Glitter

Pumpkin Decorating Ideas for Older Kids

I separated these ideas out for older kids (and adults) because of the number of steps involved, the materials, and/or the more product-oriented nature. As always, you know your kids best so use your own judgement. And little kids might have fun doing one of these pumpkin ideas with you.

Pumpkin Decorating Ideas with Kids - Melted Crayon Pumpkins and a Pumpkin Fairy House
Pumpkin Decorating Ideas with Kids - Pumpkin Minions

Want to make your decorated pumpkins last longer?

Growing a Jeweled Rose shares some great tips for making carved pumpkins last.

Which are your favorite pumpkin decorating ideas for kids? Will you give one of these a try this year?

Autumn Arts & Crafts Ideas & Supplies

The Artful Parent Amazon shop for Fall Crafts & Play Ideas.

See our FALL family fun list on my Amazon storefront!

It includes supplies for fall arts & crafts (including the best paper leaves for painting!), autumn toys, Halloween ideas, and picture books about autumn.

Plus, we have lists of the best kids art supplies, open-ended toys, children’s games, and more!

Get our new Halloween Arts & Crafts for Kids workshop! 

This is an online workshop with 10 fun Halloween arts and crafts activities that your family can enjoy all October long. Use coupon code KASHALFOFF for $9.99!

Plus a bonus of 10 Halloween-themed drawing prompts!

31 Halloween Activities for Kids Free Printable Graphic

Download our FREE printable idea list of 31 Halloween activities for kids & families!

Or just check out the blog post with the links… So many fun ideas for Halloween!

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