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.

Mr. Pumpkin Head

Take a cue from Rifles and Ruffles and give Mr. Potato Head a pumpkin twist. The materials are as close as your kid’s toy box, so there's no need to make an emergency craft store run. Learn more here.

photo: Rifles and Ruffles

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

— Abigail Matsumoto