Updated: 10/12/2017 3:49 PM | Print Story |  Email

No Carve Pumpkin Ideas

Pumpkin carving, in theory, sounds like a great idea and can result in great memories to make. But in real life it's a big mess and the kids can't wield a knife and actually carve anything. That means mom and dad do all the work.  Twin Cities Live reporter Kelli Hanson went in search of no-carve pumpkin ideas and tried them out for you.


1.Melted Crayon Pumpkins

Inspiration: https://www.dreamalittlebigger.com/?s=melted+crayon+pumpkin

  • White Pumpkin
  • crayons
  • tacky glue
  • hair dryer


2. Squeeze Paint Pumpkins

Inspiration: https://www.hellowonderful.co/post/SQUEEZE-PAINT-PUMPKIN-ART--EASY-NO-CARVE-PUMPKIN-IDEA-FOR-KIDS#_a5y_p=5891814

  • Medium Pumpkin
  • Liquid Watercolor
  • Squeeze Bottles
  • Mini Spray Paint


3. Copper Herringbone Pumpkin

Inspiration: https://lovelyindeed.com/diy-carve-copper-herringbone-pumpkins/

  • Copper Paint Pen
  • Small White Pumpkins




4. Succulent Harvest Pumpkin

Inspiration: http://www.simplyhappenstance.com/pumpkin-succulent-harvest-decoration/

  • Large Orange Pumpkin
  • Spray Adhesive
  • Glue Gun
  • Moss
  • Fake Succulent tops


5. Glow in the Dark Pumpkin

Inspiration: http://onelittleproject.com/glow-in-the-dark-pumpkins/

  • Glow in the Dark Spray Paint
  • Orange Pumpkins
  • Full Page Printable Labels