17 Creative Ways to Craft and Decorate Pumpkins!

It’s fall, that means creative pumpkin decorating ideas and creative pumpkin crafts! From games to decorations we have it all!

So if you are looking for pumpkin carving and decorating inspirations then you’ll want to check out these 17 Creative Ways to Craft and Decorate Pumpkins! 

17 Creative Ways to Craft and Decorate Pumpkins!

Fun Ways to Decorate Pumpkins

My preschoolers love to play with and decorate pumpkins. It is our fall family tradition, and it seems we are not alone in that! Decorating pumpkins is such a fun kids activity, so let your kids use their creativity with these decorate pumpkin ideas. (This post contains affiliate links.)

17 Creative Ways to Craft and Decorate Pumpkins!

Easy Pumpkin Crafts for Kids

Paper Pumpkin Craft Tutorial

Learn how to make a Crepe Paper Pumpkin with this cool tutorial! 

Mummy Pumpkin

Use gauze to create a Pumpkin Mummy with this fun and easy idea from Hands On As We Grow.

Paper Pumpkin Crafts

Here’s a great craft that allows you to Upcycle an Old Book Into a Pumpkin

Unique Pumpkin Decorating Ideas

Embellish pumpkins with these No-Carve Pumpkin Decorating Tips by TinkerLab.

17 Creative Ways to Craft and Decorate Pumpkins!

Halloween Pumpkin Crafts for Kids

Crazy Pumpkin Painting Ideas

Painting Pumpkins is a fun way to decorate that is perfect for when you might not have the time needed to carve! Check out La La’s Daycare for tons of ideas!

Cinnamon Felt Pumpkin Ornaments

DIY Cinnamon Stick and Felt Pumpkin Ornaments aren’t just fun to make, they also make the house smell amazing! 

Pumpkin Storytelling

Help your kids Tell a Story with Your Pumpkins with this craft from Mermaids Making.

Pumpkin Paper Craft Template

Check out this Mini Pumpkin Printable Craft

Pumpkin Handprint Craft

This Salt Dough Pumpkin Handprint Keepsake is a wonderful gift to give!

17 Creative Ways to Craft and Decorate Pumpkins!

Pumpkin Activities for Kids

Pumpkin Cup Game

This DIY Pumpkin Cup Stacking Game is a great pumpkin activity for younger kids.

Paper Plate Pumpkin Craft

Easy Paper Plate Feelings Pumpkins are great for helping kids expressing their emotions. 

No Carve Pumpkin Ideas

We are loving Fireflies and Mudpies No-Carve Nature Pumpkins! Decorate with natural pieces from your own yard, like leaves, twigs, acorns, and pinecones. 

Cardboard Pumpkin Craft

Turn that empty Cereal Box Into a Pumpkin

Pumpkin Exploration

Teach Preschool‘s Pumpkin Exploration Cups are so fun to make, and play with! 

Jack-O-Lanterns Art

Make Jack-O-Lanterns out of construction paper, with this tutorial from Happy Hooligans.

Pumpkin Suncatcher

Create Halloween Suncatchers out of coffee filters and water colors with this idea from Happy Hooligans

17 Creative Ways to Craft and Decorate Pumpkins!

The Best Pumpkin Carving and Decorating Tools

I don’t know about you, but I feel overwhelmed when I walk through the aisles of Halloween decorations and pumpkin carving supplies! Here are some of our favorite items that have worked well over the years.

Pumpkin carving is tough if you don’t have a good pumpkin carving knife. We especially love this one for the difficult cuts, like eyes and teeth! One of these pumpkin carving sets is nice, too because it comes with everything you need! It even comes with a carrying bag, for storage. 

When I was a kid, we used to place tea lights inside our jack-o-lanterns. This isn’t the safest lighting method, though. Luckily, there are better options now! You can use basic battery-operated tea lights, but I prefer using these pumpkin lights, because they are brighter. They also come with a remote control! 

We are so excited to try these fun pumpkin teeth this year! Carving teeth is the bane of my Halloween existence, so these should save the day! 

17 Creative Ways to Craft and Decorate Pumpkins!

More Halloween Fun From Kids Activities Blog!

What is your family’s favorite Halloween activity? Comment below! 


  1. Thanks for the special mention! Wow!! There were a ton of super ideas this week!!

  2. There were tons of super ideas! So excited to be apart of your roundup Rachel. Thanks so much for mentioning the pumpkin roundup on hands on : as we grow too. Can’t wait to see what everyone’s playing again this week!

  3. Is there a button for the meme each week? I like to highlight my favorite link-ups in my sidebar. If so, could you email me the code please?

  4. Ooops! I might have messed up. Was I supposed to link up a post about pumpkins? Mine was Fall related but not about pumpkins. You can delete it if you want. Otherwise, this is a wonderful blog filled with a wealth of information for parents. Great party and you are an awesome hostess! Glad to meet you. 🙂

  5. I love this! What a great round up of the many ways to decorate a pumpkin. I love having them all in one place. I can hardly wait for next month!

  6. Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas says:

    such fun ideas! Featured this on this week’s Sunday Showcase. Thanks for sharing this with us.

  7. I have been wanting to try cutting an old book into different shapes – hadn’t thought of doing so as a pumpkin yet.

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