Skip the jack-o'-lantern this year for an easy no-carve design.
If you want to display a decorative pumpkin this Halloween but you lack carving skills (or patience) – don't fret. You can still have the most festive Halloween pumpkin on the block without picking up a carving knife.
No-carve pumpkins are just as awesome as jack-o'-lanterns – and they’re a lot less messy. (They don't involve cleaning up sticky pumpkin innards, for starters.) Plus, they make for a fun and safe Halloween craft activity for kids. If you're not sure where to start with your pumpkin design, we're here to help. This gallery has no-carve pumpkin designs for any and all artistic skill levels. Whether you want to paint your pumpkin, give your pumpkin a fun face, give it a three-dimensional feel with accessories and glitter, or turn your pumpkins into spooky Halloween creatures like spiders and mummies, these ideas will inspire you to put away the carving knife and pick up some art supplies to bring your pumpkin to life. Plus, you can decorate with any materials you have around the house – even nail polish will do!
An added bonus is that these decorative pumpkins last much longer than their carved counterparts, so you can keep them out all season long. Once your perfect Halloween pumpkin is ready, keep the creativity going with even more fun, easy DIY Halloween crafts for the family.