10 Pumpkin Decorating Ideas for You and Your Preschooler
Is it really spooky season without pumpkin decorating fun? At Woodcrest, we love celebrating holidays with all of our young scholars. You can celebrate the most ghoulish time of the year with them too, with these no-carve pumpkin decorating ideas that your preschooler will love.
DIY Emoji Pumpkins
If your child loves emojis, we have the pumpkin decorating idea for you! This DIY emoji pumpkin is simple to make, and the finished product delightful fun 🎃
Mix and Match Pumpkin Faces
A mix and match pumpkin face is perfect funny fun for your child. Using craft foam, cut out face shapes, then add some googly eyes, and stick them on your pumpkins using glue. Make silly, scary, or happy faces.
Abstract Art Pumpkins
Abstract art pumpkins are perfect for letting your child’s creative mind soar. You can opt for something seasonal, using black, white, and orange paint. Or your child can use any color of paint they wish for artsy Halloween fun!
Flying Bats Pumpkin
A flying bat pumpkin is another great pumpkin decorating idea that’s perfect for preschoolers. You can make a spooky bat pumpkin to set outside your house for Halloween that’s simple to make. Help your kiddos cut out the bats and put them on the pumpkin in a flying design using glue. Once the bats have dried, viola! Your bat pumpkin is ready to fly into the night.
Confetti pumpkins are colorful, happy, and of course, covered with confetti! Your little ones will love decoupaging the confetti onto their pumpkins and you’ll love that this project is practically mess-free.
Glitter pumpkins are more sparkly than spooky but are nevertheless great fun for your preschooler. Have your child use a paintbrush to spread glue all over the pumpkin, then sprinkle away for a pumpkin decorating idea that is sure to glow!
Making a sugar skull pumpkin is a great opportunity to teach your child the Mexican tradition of Dia de Los Muertos. Find a sugar skull design that your child will have an easy time creating. For sugar skull pumpkins you have the option to paint or craft your creation. For crafting stick black duct tape onto wax paper, cut out shapes, and peel off the wax paper to stick on. Use round ½-inch and 1-inch office stickers to make flower shapes and decorative borders. Small pumpkins are the best choice for these designs.
Turn pumpkins into mummies by wrapping them in white crepe-paper streamers and then gluing on pom-pom eyes.
Without a doubt, one of our favorite stories, Goodnight Moon can also transform into the perfect pumpkin decorating idea for your little one. Using a large white pumpkin the part of la lune you can recreate the classic man-in-the-moon look with a simple line drawing.
Making a no-carve nature pumpkin is easy and fun! Aside from the main item (a pumpkin!), all your child needs to create a woodland friend is glue and natural items like leaves, flowers, or acorns.