4 Pinterest-Inspired Pumpkin Designs for Halloween


Is dressing up on Halloween the only fun your kids can have? Absolutely not. Here are four ways for kids to have fun, be creative, and get into the Halloween spirit.

It’s a whole new twist on pumpkin carving.

1. Glow-in-the-Dark Pumpkins

Go to your favorite craft store and buy some glow-in-the-dark spray paint in whatever colors you like. Next, carve your designs into your pumpkins. Then, spread some huge pieces of paper across your driveway, lawn or wherever you have lots of space. Place your pumpkins on top of that paper, and spray away to your heart’s content.

Click here for full instructions.

2. Black Cat O’Lanterns

How about a cluster of spooky cats at your doorway to scare your neighborhood trick-or-treaters? It’s pretty easy to create the black cats you see in this picture. Four easy steps will get it done for you.

Click here to learn more.

3. Pumpkin Golf

How about something a little bit more athletic for the kids?

Here are the ingredients you will need:

  • A good-sized pumpkin
  • An x-acto knife
  • A toy golf set
  • Some red felt

Click here to learn how to build your Halloween miniature golf course.

4. No-Carve Emoji Pumpkins

For this creative undertaking, you need to start with your favorite emojis. Pick the faces, expressions and icons that will create the scary mood you want to achieve.

In addition to the emoji art, you will need:

  • A round pumpkin
  • Yellow spray paint
  • Felt or foam sheets
  • Super glue
  • Tape

Click here for the steps to follow to bring your emojis to life.

Halloween is a special time of year. Help your kids be creative during this season of trick-or-treating. Even more pumpkin carving ideas are available on our Pinterest board, which you can see by clicking here.

We would love to see your creations, especially ones that you’ve worked on with your kids. Share your ideas with us in the comments section, on our Facebook page,  or tag us on Instagram with our handle @PJ_Media. You can also tweet them to us on Twitter @PJ_Parenting.

Happy Halloween!