How to make no carve cute pumpkins

Not many kids can carve pumpkins, its left for the grown ups to do,  the scooping out all the insides is such a messy and time consuming job too! Decorating pumpkins doesn't have to be this hard and with our way the kids can have lots of fun being part of this activity.

No carving or scooping required! 

PUMPKIN 1:

cute no carve pumpkins

How to make a bat pumpkin

YOU WILL NEED:

  • A small pumpkin
  • Black card
  • White card
  • Pink card or pink felt
  • Black paint (tester pots)
  • Googly eyes
  • Glue
  • Scissors
no carve bat pumpkin

STEP 1:

Paint your pumpkin black, start at the bottom and then place on some card and paint the rest. Leave to dry. Paint a second coat if needed.

STEP 2:

Cut out bat ears and bat wing shapes out of the black card, to make it easier you could use a white pencil outline first. fold edges and glue to the pumpkin. We used a UHT glue which is really strong.

STEP 3:

Cut out two small triangles for the teeth out of white card and two small pink circles out of felt or card and glue into place.

STEP 4:

Glue or peel back and stick the large googly eyes in to place to complete the bat pumpkin.

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PUMPKIN 2:

cat and bat pumpkin no carve pumpkin

How to make a cat pumpkin

YOU WILL NEED:

  • A small pumpkin
  • Black card
  • White card
  • Pink card or pink felt
  • Black paint (tester pot)
  • Googly eyes
  • Glue (strong)
  • Scissors
no carve cat pumpkin

STEP 1:

Paint the whole pumpkin black, starting with the bottom and place on a blank card whilst painting the remainder of the pumpkin. Allow to dry, give a second coat if needed.

STEP 2:

Cut out 2 black triangles for the ears and a a curly tale out of the black card. Fold the end and glue onto the pumpkin.

STEP 3:

Cut out six thin strips out of the white card, slightly by wrapping around your finger or a pen and then glue into place on to your painted pumpkin.

STEP 4:

Cut out a pink felt nose shape and two small round cheeks (alternatively use some pink card) and glue on to the desired place.

STEP 5:

Peel back or stick on your large googly eyes to complete the cat pumpkin.

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PUMPKIN 3:

HOW TO MAKE A GHOST PUMPKIN

 

How to make a ghost pumpkin

YOU WILL NEED:

  • White small pumpkin these are called Boo pumpkins (very aptly named)
  • Black felt
  • Pink felt
  • Black paint or black marker pen
  • White paint or white marker pen
  • Scissors 
  • Glue

STEP 1:

Paint or colour in the pumpkin stem black, Leave to dry for a short period of time.

STEP 2:

Cut out circles or ovals for the eyes and mouth out of black felt or alternitively black card and Glue in to place.

STEP 3:

Cut 2 small pink circles out of felt and glue into place.

STEP 4:

With white paint or a marker pen create 2 dots on the eyes to add a bit of needed detail.

If you don't have a white pumpkin you can easily paint one.

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PUMPKIN 4:

Mummy pumpkin - no carve

How to make a mummy pumpkin:

YOU WILL NEED:

  • Small white pumpkin (we used a variety called BOO!)
  • Black felt
  • pink felt
  • Black and white marker pen
  • Bandage
  • Glue 
  • Scissors

STEP 1:

Cut 2 black felt eye shapes ad 2 pink felt round cheek shapes and Glue on to your white pumpkin.

STEP 2:

Tie the bandage round the stem and wrap around the pumpkin leaving gaps around the eyes, cheeks and where the mouth will be. tie or glue underneath the pumpkin.

STEP 3:

With a black marker pen draw your mouth where you have left a gap for. With a white marker pen add some dots onto the black felt eyes to add some detail.

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PUMPKIN 5:

CUTE KAWAII PUMPKIN

How to make a cute happy pumpkin

YOU WILL NEED:

  • Small munchkin pumpkin
  • Black felt
  • Pink Felt
  • Green felt
  • Green embroidery cotton/floss
  • Black Marker pen
  • Glue
  • Scissors
cute pumpkins no carve

STEP 1:

Wrap the green embroidery around the stalk and tie a knot. Cut out a leaf shape out of the green felt and glue onto the stalk.

STEP 2:

Cut out 2 black felt eye shapes and 2 pink felt round cheek shapes and glue into place.

STEP 3:

Draw a smiley mouth using a black marker pen and add white dots onto the eyes with a white marker pen or paint.

Its pretty simple but looks oh so adorable!

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