Halloween Craft: Decorate Pumpkins Without Carving

I’d love to say I’m an ace when it comes to doing crafts, but I simply wasn’t born with that gift. However, I have two small kids who seem to adore creating things with their little hands, and they don’t really care if I’m an expert or not. That’s why I’m always on the lookout for simple, yet fun crafts we can do together.

Ever since she started seeing Halloween decorations around our neighborhood earlier this month, my daughter has been asking to carve a pumpkin — something I’ve never done in my entire life. In fact, I’ve never really used pumpkins as Halloween decorations, although I’m not really sure why. This year, though, I decided to do things differently and embrace this American tradition.

Since I wasn’t willing to venture into pumpkin-carving, I opted for decorating a bunch of small pumpkins with black buttons, like the ones you see above. My daughter loved the idea and after helping me choose several cute little pumpkins — which were less than two bucks each at Walmart — we got our materials ready.

Halloween Craft: Decorate Pumpkins Without Carving

To make my life easier, I always go for the kinds of crafts that require few materials. This was no exception. You can choose whatever size pumpkin you want and either put the entire message in just one large pumpkin or you can do one letter on each smaller pumpkin, like we did. Then, all you need is glue, buttons of all sizes and some ribbon to cover the stems. My daughter chose the sparkly ribbon and I thought it was perfect!

Halloween Craft: Decorate Pumpkins Without Carving

We used a Sharpie to write the letters on each pumpkin and we started gluing away. The funnest part, according to my daughter, was choosing the buttons. Next, we’ll be working on a large pumpkin, but the Halloween message will be in Spanish — if only I can find a small enough word!

Disclosure: As a participant in the Walmart Moms Program, I’ve received product samples and compensation for my time and efforts in creating this post. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

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