Easy Pumpkin Decorating Ideas for Toddlers

by Tonya Staab
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We’ve got pumpkin decorating ideas for toddlers. They will love decorating pumpkins themselves in creative ways without carving them.

pumpkins decorated like witches by toddlers.
Toddlers will love decorating their pumpkins like witches.

How to decorate a pumpkin for toddlers

The twins made these adorable witch pumpkins when they were little. They had so much fun molding the clay, adding googly eyes, and hair, and setting these out on the front porch.

What you need to make witch pumpkins

  • Pumpkin
  • Sharpie
  • Black playdough
  • Yarn
  • Witches hat
  • Pipe cleaner
  • Googly eyes
  • Glue

Instructions for making witch pumpkins

toddlers decorating pumpkins and turning them into witches

Mold the black playdough into a long nose for the witch and glue it onto the pumpkin.

Next, add the googly eyes using glue as well if they don’t have sticky backs.

Now, use a marker to draw on a witch’s mouth, the more crooked it is the better it will look.

Cut yard for the witch’s hair and glue that onto the top of the pumpkin before putting the hat on top.

Your witch will need a broom too. Wrap small pieces of yarn around one end of the pipe cleaner, and glue it into place underneath the witch.

More pumpkin decorating ideas for toddlers

pumpkin decorating for toddlers with paint
Let your toddler choose a paint color to paint their pumpkin this year.

We also shared these super cute pumpkins that we decorated at Knott’s Spooky Farm. All you need are markers and googly eyes to make these ones.

sharpie jack olantern pumpkin
Use a marker and googly eyes to decorate a pumpkin for toddlers.

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Ali @PickleSugarPlum October 22, 2010 - 3:21 pm

Cute! We are probably painting a couple of small ones this year, and letting Daddy do the big one that requires carving…can’t wait to bake the pumpkin seeds…YUM! And pie, pancakes, muffins, oh my! 🙂 Love the broomsticks, too! Ever the crafty lady!

Craftingfunforkids.typepad October 30, 2010 - 5:47 am

I always like pumpkin faces!


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