18 Painted Pumpkin Ideas: Carving Alternatives for Kids

By: Sara Raffensperger, Editor,

Totally Tie-Dye PumpkinCarving a pumpkin can be messy and a little stressful when there are small hands reaching for the knives. With our collection of 18 Painted Pumpkin Ideas: Carving Alternatives for Kids, you can rest assured that your children are safe and there won't be pumpkin innards all over your kitchen. Teach your little ones how to paint pumpkins this Halloween and let their creativity soar with all of the painted pumpkin ideas. There are so many different ways you can paint a pumpkin for Halloween, and your kids will have a lot of fun.

You can create a little family of painted pumpkin faces or browse through these pumpkin carving alternative ideas. Your kids will have so much fun playing with paint an decorating their pumpkins. It's easy to learn how to paint pumpkins; and, it's easier to paint them than go through the process of carving. Have a more relaxing and fun Halloween this year with these painted pumpkins!

Painted Pumpkin Ideas: Carving Alternatives for Kids

18 Painted Pumpkin Ideas: Carving Alternatives for Kids

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There are so many different options for painted pumpkins that it can be a little overwhelming. We've collected the best ways to paint pumpkins with your kids. They will have a lot of fun expressing their creativity this Halloween.

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If the other pumpkin designs don't appeal to you, maybe these fun pumpkin decorating ideas are more your style. You can so easily customize your painted pumpkins if the designs below aren't exactly what you want.

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Pumpkin carving can be a lot of fun, but it's not always the most kid-friendly activity. With these pumpkin decorating ideas, your kids won't need knives to make something cool. You can rest assured that their little fingers are safe from sharp edges when they're holding paint brushes instead.

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