Painted pumpkins are a great alternative to the carved ones: no mess and no sharp tools, so even young kids can take part in the creation process.
After moving to the States I was looking forward to carving pumpkins for Halloween and when I finally did it I loved how they looked lit up at night but didn’t expect them to collapse so quickly. This is something that will never happen when you paint them.
I started painting pumpkins 3 years ago and my only regret is having to wait a whole other year to do it again.
If you’re like me and LOVE painted pumpkins or just thinking of giving it a try for the first time, I’m here to offer a bit of inspiration: 25 painted pumpkins that both you and your children will love. Besides painting, some also require adding additional elements, like bows, felt or googly eyes, nothing difficult. If you’re new to it, you can start by reading this tutorial on how to paint pumpkins.
Have fun painting pumpkins!
The Very Hungry Caterpillar – via Elizabeth
The 5 Superheros -via Delicious by Dre
Minnie Mouse – via Disney Baby
Snoopy – via Meaningful Menagerie
Neon Mustache Monsters – via Club Chica Circle
Olaf- via The Bubbly Bay
Witch – via Just Us Four
Owl – via Lisa Groon
Thomas the Train – via Jen Johnson
Nemo – via Modern Mouse Radio
Spongebob – via Poca Cosa
Mike and Sully from Monster, Inc. – via Dianne
Ladybug – via Gingham & RicRac
Pete the Cat – via Think Magnet Kids
Micky Mouse – via Punk Bouncer
Hello Kitty – via Hello Wonderful
Pirate – via Non Toy Gifts
Donuts – via Studio DIY
Angry Birds – via Creations by Kara
Frankenstein – via My Little Slice of Bliss
Raggedy Ann – via Becky Hunter
Minions – via Crafty Morning
Ninja – via Frugal Fun 4 Boys
Snowman – via Tales of the Scotts
Curious George and the Man with the Yellow Hat – via Non Toy Gifts
More Halloween fun activities for kids
- Not a big fan of Halloween candy? Take a look at these 25 non-candy Halloween treats.
- Check out 21 ways for kids to decorate pumpkins without carving.