Kids of all ages can glue colored pom-poms to a plain or painted pumpkin. Attach ¼- to ½-inch pom-poms to pumpkins using tacky glue (like Aileen’s Original).
For a surprise, slice off the top fifth of a pumpkin, scoop out the insides, and prop it open with toothpicks in the back. Glue small black pom-poms to large white ones for eyes.
For a moon or a ghost, first paint your design with acrylic paint. Let dry, then glue on the pom-poms in a tight configuration.
This no-carve alternative allows you to have pumpkins that look more polished without the mess. Apply a coat of white paint to a pumpkin and let it dry completely. Then, tape on a Halloween stencil and use black paint to create the spooky silhouette.
After you take the kids to the pumpkin patch to pick out the perfect gourd, break out your arts and crafts supplies and let the pumpkin painting begin! Whether you’re going for naughty or nice, traditional or glam, you are bound to be inspired. Prepare to have the coolest front porch on the block!
This polka-dot pumpkin requires no clean-up. All you need for this craft are colorful gems and some craft glue or glue dots. Place the glue in a random pattern on the pumpkin and then stick the gems on for an instant pumpkin makeover.
This design idea is simply sweet. Brush on a thin coat of glue, then roll your pumpkin in coarse or fine sugar crystals for a look that is sure to sparkle deliciously.
Turn a pumpkin into a flowery arrangement for fall entertaining. Cover the gourd with your favorite (real or fake) flowers using a hot-glue gun. This is a great solution to give post-Halloween pumpkins a new autumnal look.
Candy Corn Pumpkin
Jazz up your jack-o’-lanterns by putting cute edible faces on them. Grab some candy (like candy corn), toothpicks, and glue to make your pumpkins come to life with silly expressions. Warning: the results might be downright silly!
Bring your pumpkin outside and let it shine. Apply craft glue in stripes and sprinkle on fine glitter in the colors of your choice. Your pumpkin decorating duties will be done in a snap!