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.


This Junk-o-Lantern from Small Hands Big Art is a great way for kids to get creative with odds-and-ends (Psst! This is also a great way to turn cleaning out your junk drawer into a fun activity!). Learn more here.

photo: Small Hands Big Art

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

— Abigail Matsumoto