Halloween Pumpkin Ideas For Children

Halloween pumpkins are great fun for your little ones, and such a creative way to decorate your house for Halloween. Here are some halloween pumpkin ideas for this festive month.


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Jack-o’-lanterns are one of the most iconic images for Halloween. Pumpkin carving isn’t always suited for small children, but older children can take part. There are so many different designs that can be carved into pumpkins, from the traditional eyes and mouth, to cuter faces, to scarier ones. It can be a good idea to print out a template to help your children carve their pumpkins.


Glow-In-The-Dark Teeth


For younger children, this Halloween pumpkin idea is perfect. It’s quite simple, but very effective. All you need is a pumpkin, and a large set of glow-in-the-dark teeth.


Polka Dots And Patterns


This jack-o’-lantern design is easy for smaller hands and helps teach them about patterns and pattern recognition. All you need is a kitchen corer so your little ones can dig out circles and create their own patterns.


Lollipop Pumpkin


This lollipop pumpkin idea is a great way to decorate your home, and hand out sweets for trick or treaters. Your children can carve out whatever face they want. The next step is to use a metal skewer to make holes on top of the pumpkin and then stick lollipops in the holes.


No-Carve Halloween Pumpkin Ideas


Some parents prefer to hold off on the pumpkin carving until their little ones are a bit bigger, so these are some Halloween pumpkin ideas using painting instead of cutting.


You’ll need pumpkins, acrylic paints, and paintbrushes. Some designs may need other materials. You can use templates, and pre-made designs, or you can make up your own.




If your children have a favourite animal, then you can use it as a design on your painted pumpkins. Grey paint, and some grey card can make an elephant. Black and yellow paints can make a leopard. Let your little one’s imagination run wild.




Favourite characters are another great inspiration for Halloween pumpkin designs. Yellow paint can turn your pumpkin into a Minion. Blue paint will make your pumpkin the Cookie Monster.