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TODDLER FRIENDLY NO CARVE PUMPKIN IDEAS

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Since the little lady can walk it's become our tradition to go pumpkin picking and spend the evenings carving them. But like most, carving pumpkins with toddlers can be a stressful event and so this year we have tried to be a little more creative and opted for a no carve pumpkin party. I am more than  sure that there's a way you can join in with the no carving pumpkin fun, just as much as we did. 



DECORATE THE PUMPKIN WITH STICKERS

It's simple, it's easy and far less mess. A winner in my book. If you own a toddler I am pretty sure that you have a book of stickers laying around the house so no need to go out and get supplies. It can be any stickers of their choosing, we decided to create a dinosaur pumpkin as apparently for Halloween she is dressing up as a dinosaur witch



MAKE A GLITTER PUMPKIN

Every parent loves glitter, am I right? Glitter pumpkins look gorgeous, but as you can imagine with glitter, it can get messy. So it may be an idea to take this activity outside on a messy mat. Or use glitter glue pens like we did, after a little rummage through our arts and craft box we found a red, blue and silver and decorated our pumpkins. I have seen some beautiful glittery pumpkins on pinterest, so go and get inspired. 



PAINT THE PUMPKIN

Pumpkin painting is great for all ages. I actually really enjoyed painting pumpkins with my daughter, she had one half, I had the other half. We use white, red, blue and yellow and made a beautiful looking pumpkin. If you are going to paint your pumpkin, it may be an idea to add 1 part paint, 1 part PVA glue. We have found that it does flake off without the glue. 




GLUE THINGS TO PUMPKINS

You can pretty much glue anything to a pumpkin, Sequins, buttons, pom poms, googly eyes. The possibilities are endless. We decided to glue some colourful pom poms to our and I kind of think our pumpkin looks quirky. 


Will you be doing any of these toddler friendly no carve pumpkin ideas? If you do, you'll have to share your creations. 
21 comments on "TODDLER FRIENDLY NO CARVE PUMPKIN IDEAS"
  1. They are all so fab. We still carve out scary faces x

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    1. We painted some and my husband did the carving!

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  2. Brilliant ideas and a lot less messy than having lots of pumpkin innards everywhere x

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    1. Yes, that's the very messy part of pumpkin carving!

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  3. Great ideas! We painted our pumpkin in glitter, my daughter loved doing it xx

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    1. My daughter has so much fun splashing the paint.

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  4. So cute! I love these x

    lifewithmaria.co.uk

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  5. These might have been easier than trying to carve three pumpkins with a grabby ten month old! I like the gluing things to pumpkin idea!

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    1. we chose to paint instead because she wanted to carve them herself, but I was not worrying in the slightest! Ps. I totally was.

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  6. We also painted ours and stuck stickers on - my girl is too young for carving!
    http://www.onesliceoflemon.com

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    1. It was so much fun and eases on the nerves.

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  7. Some great ideas there. Lovely way to introduce the pumpkin tradition. My lady would love covering one with stickers!

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    1. We did placed stickers on them she wanted to get creative with some glitter glue!

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  8. Ooh these are such lovely, but still really simple ideas! I kind of wish we'd painted a few of our pumpkins too xx

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  9. These pumpkins are so cute, I can't wait to do something like this with Reuben next year!

    Gemma Louise

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    1. I'm sure he'd love to get involved with all the pumpkin fun next year. He less likely to put glitter and pompoms in his mouth if he's a little older.

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  10. Great ideas - sometimes it's easy to opt out of pumpkin decorating, because it can get too complicated! But these are lovely simple ideas for little ones. I'll pin for next year! x

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  11. What a brilliant idea! I am rubbish at carving pumpkins. This looks like much more fun and really effective too x

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