Do you find it too difficult to carve a pumpkin? Here are some kid-friendly ways to decorate your pumpkin without using a knife. These ideas use paper scraps, paint, glue and other crafty bits and bobs. You can even use those cheaper, less than perfect looking pumpkins for these as you are going to cover them anyway.
In this post I discuss the following topics:
What you need:
This simple craft is a great activity for a group and even the littlest hands can help tear the paper into small pieces.
Both these activities are very small-child-friendly and I would recommend them in place of carving. Minimal preparation also means that you have the time to really get stuck in with the children and make something special.
Painting or decoupaging pumpkins as decorations for Harvest or Halloween is loads of fun and also an alternative to carving them. Have lots of fun with your under 5” by trying out these “no sharp objects” ideas!
This simple craft is a great activity for a group: and even the littlest hands can help tear the paper into small pieces.
I hope you have found some inspiration for decorating pumpkins this Halloween. It's fun, simple and safe for even your youngest child.
I am a preschool and primary school teacher and mum to 3 children. I have been involved in education since 1997 and have trained in a variety of educational specialist areas. It is with this expertise that I write articles to help parents and educators provide quality learning experiences for the children in their care.