INSIDE: 25+ Awesome kid-approved no-carve pumpkin painting ideas that are a great alternative to all that mess of pumpkin guts and seeds!
Pumpkin Painting Ideas
Oh man carving pumpkins with little kids is hard work. Carving pumpkins period is difficult. I think I actually broke a knife once doing it. And one year when we actually purchased a pumpkin carving knife, things didn’t exactly go smoothly. Granted it was slightly easier but then I put the knife in a special spot where I thought I would be able to find it the following year and promptly forgot that special place. Long story short this year we are ditching carving the pumpkin painting it instead!
I put together this list of fantastic ideas that kids can easily do solo or with a little assistance. They are all super creative ideas that give you a finished product that is porch worthy! Plus the joy on your little artist’s face will be priceless!
I can’t wait to try a few of these ideas with my kids and I hope you will too!
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Amazing Pumpkin Painting Ideas for Kids
Easy Q-tip Painted Pumpkins for Kids – Projects with Kids
Pumpkin Painting Craft Idea For Kids – Glued to my Craft Blog
How to Paint Monster Face Pumpkins–Easy DIY! – Aubree Originals
Paint Resist Pumpkin for Kids – I Heart Arts and Crafts
Glitter Pumpkin – Totschooling
Painted Tissue Paper Mini Pumpkins – Stay at Home Educator
Tissue Paper Decorated Pumpkin – Gift of Curiosity
Halloween activities for toddlers: Painting pumpkins with fingerpaint – Planes and Balloons
DIY Painting Pumpkins – Meg Duerksen
Rainbow Painted Pumpkins for Kids a Fun and Simple Craft – Hands On As We Grow
Painted Pumpkins – A Pumpkin Carving Alternative – Kids Craft Room
Handprint Pumpkin Painting Ideas for Toddlers and Preschoolers – Fun Handprint Art Blog
Painting Pumpkins Halloween Art Activity – Busy Toddler
Fizzle Pumpkin Painting – Toddler Approved
Crayon Scribble Pumpkin Craft – The Swell Designer
Mini Pumpkin Roll and Paint – Happy Toddler Playtime
Pom Pom Painted Pumpkins – The Artful Parent
Painted Pumpkins: Fun Fall Crafts for Kids – Garden Therapy
Splatter Paint Pumpkins – The Artful Parent
Painted rainbow pumpkins by Grace, Giggles and Naptime
Modge Podge paper pumpkins by Burlap & Blue
Pom pom pumpkins by Heathered Nest
Neon crayon pumpkins by Play Learn Grow
Fox Pumpkin Decorating Idea – Easy Peasy Fun
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My kids are 7 years old and 3 years old (twins). These painting activities are great for kids 3 old and up, with assistance.