When it comes to fall crafts for the kids, decorating pumpkins is a must. While spooky (or funny) carved Jack’O Lanterns are fun to see glowing on porches during trick-or-treat, the kids always love creating no carve pumpkins the best. In the past we have used old crayons to make colorful crayon drip pumpkins — perfect as a fall centerpiece. But this Paint and Glitter Pumpkin is my sparkle-loving daughter’s favorite.
This no carve pumpkin is sure to be a hit with any little girl (or boy) that loves a bit of glitz and glitter.
Paint & Glitter Pumpkin
Allow your child to paint their pumpkin as they wish. They may choose to paint swirls, polka dots, stripes, or even a picture on their pumpkin. For a bit of extra sparkle, we used glitter paint. (You can never have too much glitter!)
While the paint is still wet, have your child sprinkle glitter on the pumpkin. If the paint has dried in spots they want glitter, they can add a bit more paint. To get glitter on the sides of the pumpkin you can help tilt it sideways to sprinkle the glitter, or try my daughter’s favorite method: pour a small amount in your hand and then blow it onto the wet paint.
When my daughter finished her pumpkin we sat in a place of honor on the front porch. I love how the glitter catches and reflects the sunlight (It’s so hard to capture its awesomeness in pictures.)
Small glittery pumpkins would also be cute as a table centerpiece. (For another, more adult version, check out this sparkly pumpkin from My Frugal Adventures.)
Do your kids like no carve pumpkin ideas? This year get out the paints and let them make a few of these sparkly paint and glitter pumpkins.
Also check out:
- 10 Activities with Real Pumpkins — Why just decorate those pumpkins? Here are 10 fun ways to play with real pumpkins this fall.
- Crayon Drip Pumpkins — Recycle those broken crayons and create colorful, one of a kind pumpkins.
- 30+ Halloween Party Ideas — From DIY decorations, tasty treats, games and more, everything you need to host a party they will remember for years.
- 50 of the Best Apple Crafts and Activities — Apple crafts are always a hit in the fall. You’ll find 50 of the best kids crafts and activities that use apples in this roundup post.