Carve-Free Pumpkin Ideas
Cut four black pipe cleaners in half and attach them to the sides of your mini pumpkin. Make the eight legs by poking them gently into the pumpkin flesh. Add your choice of googly eyes plus antennae (and eyebrows!) with craft glue.
Stripe It Up
Alternate colors as you cover the sections of the pumpkin with acrylic paint. Don’t forget the stem, too.
Start with a long-stemmed pumpkin and paint the its body a single color of acrylic paint. Let it dry. Coat the stem with craft glue, then roll it in metallic glitter.
How pretty is this carve-free pumpkin? Coat a pumpkin (including the stem) with a few layers of chalkboard paint and let it dry completely. Add words or designs with sidewalk chalk or a chalk pen.
Cover the top half of your mini pumpkin with pink, white or brown acrylic paint. Let it dry. Use a small brush to add in rainbow sprinkles.
Start with a white pumpkin (either real or fake) and attach 16 unwrapped crayons in a spiral around the stem using tacky glue. After the glue is completely dry, use a hair dryer
to melt the wax into colorful ribbons.
What you need:
low-heat hot glue gun and glue sticks
1 small pumpkin, stem snapped off
acrylic gems from the craft store
How to make:
1. Put 2 twigs side-by-side and wrap twine around the bottom inch to attach together. Use a dab of hot glue to secure.
2. Glue the twig bundle to the spot on the pumpkin where the stem was. Hold sticks in place until glue hardens.
3. Glue gems all over the pumpkin, leaving the base bare so it sits flat.