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Carving pumpkins for Halloween is a really fun family activity and you can do all manner of crazy, funny and inventive pumpkin carvings! But if you’re looking for something a little different (or you have really little ones you’d rather keep knives away from!) here are 15 unique and colourful no-carve pumpkin ideas!

1. Neon no-carve pumpkin monsters

No-carve pumpkin ideas neon monsters

I LOOOOVE how amazingly colourful these neon no-carve pumpkin monsters from Projects With Kids are 🙂

2. Unicorn pumpkins

unicorn no-carve pumpkin

Oh my goodness, how beautiful are these unicorn pumpkins from Confetti Idea?! C would LOOOOVE these (so would Mummy to be fair!)

3. Rainbow glitter pumpkins

rainbow glitter pumpkin no-carve pumpkin ideas

Well these are a little bit awesome!! Why not try your hand at making a rainbow glitter pumpkin from The Swell Designer?

4. Emoji pumpkins

Emoji pumpkins no-carve pumpkin ideas

Use free printable templates from Brit Co to make these fun emoji pumpkins 🙂

5. Colourful confetti pumpkins

confetti no-carve pumpkin ideas

I LOVE these colourful confetti pumpkins from Cloudy Day Gray – so eye-catching 🙂

6. Toy Story 4 Forky pumpkin

Forky Toy Story 4 pumpkin idea

Little Toy Story fans would love this Forky pumpkin from The Farm Girl Gabs 🙂

7. Rainbow melted crayon pumpkin

melted crayon pumpkin

How cool are these rainbow melted crayon pumpkins from The Best Ideas For Kids?

8. Minion pumpkin

Minion no-cave pumpkin ideas

The twiglets looove Minions, so these Minion pumpkins from Crafty Morning would go down a treat!

9. Watercolour and glitter pumpkins

watercolour glitter no-carve pumpkins

These watercolour pumpkins with glitter stems from Nest Of Posies look so effective.

10. Donut pumpkins

Donut pumpkins no-carve pumpkin ideas

These donut pumpkins from Studio DIY are so pretty 🙂

11. No-carve pumpkin creatures

no-carve pumpkin creatures

These no-carve pumpkin creatures from A Small Snippet look super simple to make with little ones. There are even templates to use to make the features.

12. Colourful painted pumpkins

colourful painted pumpkins

I love these colourful painted pumpkins from Handmade Charlotte 🙂

13. Owl pumpkin

no-carve owl pumpkin

Why not give this cute owl pumpkin from I Heart Crafty Things a go?

14. No-carve witch pumpkin

no-carve witch pumpkin

This no-carve witch pumpkin from The Craft Patch Blog looks great!

15. Glow-in-the-dark pumpkins

glow in the dark pumpkin

I love these glow-in-the-dark pumpkins from I Love To Create – they would look amazing outside the house!

I really hope you enjoyed my round-up of fun and colourful no-carve pumpkin ideas. Hopefully it’s given you a bit of inspiration!

Happy Halloween! Til next time,

Hannah xx

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  1. Rosie Doal Reply

    How colourful and creative are all of these ideas x #KCACOLS

    • Reply

      Thank you, glad you enjoyed them 🙂 x

  2. How cute are these! Halloween is certainly going to be diferent this year, a few arts and crafts at home is the way forward. #DreamTeam

    • Reply

      Yes definitely! 🙂 x

  3. Tracey Carr Reply

    What lovely ideas, I love the no-carve pumpkin monsters and the creatures – especially the pirate pumpkin. He is fantastic looking!! This is giving me great ideas of fun things to do with my daughters. We especially need to make it fun this year, considering how different it will be. Great suggestions! #dreamteam

    • Reply

      Ah glad it gave you some ideas 🙂 Can’t decide what to do with ours! x

  4. How lovely are these no carve pumpkin ideas. We’ve done this 2 years in a row now, and just love how much more hands on they are for little ones. Those minion pumpkins are hilarious.. I think we HAVE to try making some. Thank you for sharing these ideas with the #DreamTeamLinky xxx

    • Reply

      Ah amazing! Can’t wait to see what you make! 🙂

    • Reply

      Fab, glad you enjoyed it 🙂 x

  5. I love all of these, some great ideas. I definitely think we’ll be painting rather than carving this year, my daughter is only 3 so I trust her more with a paint brush than a knife!

    Katrina x

    • Reply

      Haha yes mine are 5 and I still don’t trust them! Enjoy 🙂

  6. Wow what fantastic ideas, I am totally going to try these with the kids. I think my son would love a Forky or Minion pumpkin. #KCACOLS

    • Reply

      Haha yes Forky is so cute!! x

  7. Wow lots of fantastic ideas! Especially handy that you don’t need to carve them. Love how colourful some of them are! Thanks for sharing this list with us at #KCACOLS 🙂 xx

    • Reply

      Thank you – glad you enjoyed them 🙂 xx

  8. These are brilliant! I had a go at carving a pumpkin for the first time ever last year and it was hard work! Love the unicorn versions! Thanks for linking up with the #dreamteamlinky

    • Reply

      Haha yes carving them is surprisingly hard work isn’t it! 🙂

  9. Love the emoji one – very clever! Pumpkin carving is so messy isn’t it so love these alternatives #DreamTeamLinky

    • Reply

      Yes haha! Hope you’re well xx

  10. These are all brilliant and so colourful. I really need a Forky pumpkin! Haha.
    Lovely to see you back at #MMBC. x

    • Reply

      Ah thank you, been a bit disorganised the last few weeks haha! xx

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