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.

Olaf Homage

We have to confess, this Olaf Pumpkin from The Bubbly Bay is so cute, we just can’t let it go. With snowman style and a pumpkin twist, this can turn into an afternoon family project. (Warm hugs encouraged!) Learn more here.

photo: The Bubbly Bay

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

— Abigail Matsumoto