Looking for fun and creative ways and ideas to decorate pumpkins this year? These fun decorated pumpkin ideas for kids are cute, creative, and fun.
We love decorating pumpkins during the fall season and it’s a fun learning activity for kids. We used to cut out the shapes in the pumpkins but we find it much easier to just decorate them.
Plus, decorating pumpkins allows the little ones to get more involved with the process. It also gives them a way to learn through fun.
20 Fun and Creative Ideas to Decorate Pumpkins
What are the best things to decorate pumpkins with?
Pumpkins can be decorated with a ton of different things. Acrylic paint is used for coloring. You can also use glitter, glue, felt, cotton balls, string, etc. The options are endless. It’s pretty much anything that you can glue or stick to the pumpkin. So get creative!
How do you attach things to a pumpkin?
Typically, any type of glue that is sturdy can be used to decorate a pumpkin. So hot glue, tacky glue, or craft glue will work the best. We have used hot glue for the majority of our decorated pumpkins.
What is the best thing to color pumpkins with?
Acrylic paint works best when it comes to painting pumpkins. It’s quick to dry and easy to clean up.
Ideas to Decorate Pumpkins
Ready to deck out those pumpkins without carving them? These fun ideas to decorate pumpkins are creative and fun.
Let the kids get in there and help with decorating the pumpkins as they prepare for Halloween. They will love creating, designing, and showing off their cute and fun pumpkins. Once you’ve come up with ideas to decorate pumpkins and have finished the products, enjoy a tasty pumpkin breakfast with the family!
1. Pineapple Decorated Pumpkin
Kids will love decorating this pineapple-decorated pumpkin with sunglasses. It’s a bright and fun decorated pumpkin that stands out which is why we love it so much.
2. Ideas to Decorate Pumpkins – Cactus Pumpkin
This cactus painted pumpkin is super cute! I love how colorful it is and the fact that it is easy to make. Pipe cleaners are used to create the prickly pieces of the cactus.
3. Fish Bowl Pumpkin
A variety of different candies are used to create a pumpkin that is decorated to look like a fish bowl. It’s wrapped in cellophane and Twizzlers are used to make the bow. This is probably one of our favorite decorated pumpkins!
4. Sheep Pumpkin
A fun no carve pumpkin decorating idea that’s great for young children! This sheep pumpkin is adorable! You only need a few supplies to make the pumpkin and the kids will love it.
5. Decorated Pumpkin Idea – Old Lady Pumpkin
Creative and fun, you can decorate a pumpkin to look like an old lady for the fall season. It’s also great for Halloween.
6. Troll Pumpkins
If your little one is a fan of the Trolls movie, they will love creating these fun and colorful troll pumpkins. We love the bright and fun colors the Trolls bring us.
7. Hot Air Balloon Pumpkin
Adorable! This pumpkin was decorated to look like a hot air balloon. This is another no carve pumpkin that will impress! Let the kids help paint and design the hot air balloon fro extra fun.
8. No Carve Ghost Pumpkins
Simple but cute. Just a few supplies are needed for these adorable pink ghost pumpkins. These were done in pink and white but you can customize the colors to fit your style and ideas.
9. Eye Candy Gumball Machine
Another creative no carve pumpkin decorating idea, this one is decorated to look like a gumball machine.
10. Woodland Animal Painted Pumpkins
These little no carve pumpkin woodland creatures are super cute and fun to make. The kids will enjoy making a fox, a raccoon, and an owl.
11. Ideas to Decorate Pumpkins – Frozen Elsa Pumpkin
If you have a Disney princess fan in the house, this bright and shiny Frozen Elsa pumpkin is fun.
12. Sesame Street Painted Pumpkins
The whole gang is here! Kids will love decorating and showing off these cute Sesame Street pumpkins.
13. Ideas to Decorate Pumpkins – Cocomelon Pumpkins
Super cute and fun! These cocomelon painted pumpkins are adorable.
14. Spiderman Painted Pumpkin
Kids who love Spiderman will LOVE decorating these pumpkins. Red paint and a black marker are all you really need.
15. Monsters Inc. Pumpkins
Cute and fun! Kids will love getting creative and designing these adorable Monsters Inc. pumpkins.
16. Ideas to Decorate Pumpkins – Donut Pumpkin
A great decorated pumpkin idea that smaller kids can help with. They will enjoy painting the pumpkin and decorating it with painted sprinkles.
17. Superhero Pumpkins
Gather the superheroes for Halloween with this fun tutorial. Pumpkins are painted to look like Spiderman, Superman, Batman, Green Lantern, and more.
18. Easy Monster Pumpkins
Adorable and cute, these easy-painted pumpkins will be a fun project for kids this Halloween.
19. Pumpkin Ice Cream Cone
Love this idea! The pumpkin is painted pink and decorated to look like ice cream. Use a flower pot to create the ice cream cone.
20. Ideas to Decorate Pumpkins – Fingerprint Art Pumpkins
Loving these cute DIY fingerprint art pumpkins! Kids can use their fingerprints to create the designs painted on them.
21. Ninja Turtles Pumpkin Painting Idea
Easily make your own pumpkin painted Ninja Turtles.
22. Garfield Painted Pumpkin
Garfield may be old school but he never goes out of style! Kids will love this adorable Garfield painted pumpkin idea.
23. Candy Corn Owl
Creative and fun, this owl-painted pumpkin uses candy corn to create the eyes and feet.
24. Clown Pumpkin
Give your pumpkin a smiley face with some colorful string hair and you have a cute clown pumpkin that looks great.
25. Painted Pumpkin Ideas – Mini Pumpkins
Mini white pumpkins are used to show off some pretty cool and colorful painted pumpkin ideas. You can use these as inspiration or create identical ones for your porch.
26. Bluey Painted Pumpkin
Kids who love Bluey will love helping you create this painted pumpkin!
27. DIY Cinderella Painted Pumpkin
Ok.. this is probably one of my favorites! Look at how sparkly and fun this Cinderella painted pumpkin is!
28. Scarecrow Pumpkin
Perfect for fall, you can easily turn your pumpkin into a cute scarecrow that will look great on any porch.
29. Scrump Pumpkin
This is one of our family favorites!
Fall Pumpkin Patch Wreath
In addition to these ideas to decorate pumpkins, you can also add some more fall to your home by making a pumpkin wreath.
This easy to make fall pumpkin wreath is made from Dollar Tree supplies making it affordable!
Ideas to Decorate Pumpkins
Do you paint pumpkins each year? Decorating pumpkins has been our go-to tradition so we wanted to share some fun ways to decorate pumpkins.
To help inspire, we’ve found some cute and fun ideas to decorate pumpkins. These painted pumpkins will be a fun fall project for the kids and you can use them to add some love to your outdoor decor.