This Halloween, just say no to the usual pumpkin-carving chaos! We’ve searched high and low for the best pumpkin decorating ideas that trade stringy seeds for fun and festive designs. From pumpkins that channel Olaf and Pikachu to ones that let kids get creative with confetti, click through our album for DIY ideas the whole family will love.

Paint It Up

Need to get your pumpkin decorated ASAP? Then you need to check out this awesome Paint Drip Pumpkin from A Girl Named PJ. Not only will be a messy hit with your creative kid, it's also a great last-minute idea! Learn more here.

photo: A Girl Named PJ

What’s your favorite no-carve way to decorate a pumpkin? Share it with us in the Comments below!

— Abigail Matsumoto