5 No Carve, Toddler Friendly Ways to Decorate a Pumpkin

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If you’re looking for some toddler friendly ways to decorate a pumpkin, here’s what we did to transform carving pumpkins into a safe event for the whole family!

I love autumn. What’s not to love! Pumpkins, pumpkin spice… everything, leaves, cool air, sweaters, jeans, boots! I love ALL of it. And this year my husband and I are so excited to include Hewson our family tradition of carving pumpkins and eat some takeout Chinese food.

This year we took him to the most picturesque local pumpkin patch and we all had a ball. I love the idea of being able to introduce holiday traditions into our family and pumpkin carving is one of my favorite!

No Carve, Toddler Friendly Ways to Decorate a Pumpkin

But if your kiddo is like mine, having a knife in the same room sends you into a panic as you envision every possible way he/she could stab themselves accidentally. So, for your sake and mine, I wanted to share with you a few baby and toddler friendly ways to decorate a pumpkin.

I highly recommend that you get your little one his/her own pumpkin! We bought two pumpkin pie pumpkins and it was so cute to see how Hewson just knew they were for him.

5 Toddler Friendly Ways to Decorate Pumpkins


Toddler Friendly Ways to Decorate a PumpkinUse stickers

I don’t know about you, but stickers are what is up in my house. I love these cute Halloween stickers. If your little one needs to grab onto something a little better, try these foam stickers.

Help decorate

“Help” your little one glue on items like candy corn, googly eyes, leaves, or other halloween-themed items.

Get painting

This might require a little help too, but acrylic paint is always fun! Help you boo paint a character or just go to town with fun colors. OR just put down a mat and let your toddler go wild with a paintbrush or fingers!

Wrap it up like a mummy

Wrap their pumpkin like a mummy with toilet paper! You can paint, stick, or draw eyes on.

Dress it upToddler Friendly Ways to Decorate a Pumpkin

Make some indentations in the pumpkin and help your babe put fun Disney characters like Buzz and Woody (or you know, any other character like the Paw Patrol dogs) into the holes! Viola! Easy and really fun pumpkin!