Spooky Fun: No-Carve Pumpkins

Ready to decorate for Halloween? The kids will love helping with these DIY no-carve pumpkin projects that minimize mess and maximize fun! Thank you to Deborah at www.SuperMoms360.com for sharing her ideas.

Spooky Spider Pumpkin
Spooky Spider Pumpkin
A few simple materials will help turn a mini pumpkin into a “spooky” spider with this no-carve pumpkin decorating idea. A creepy crawly spider has never looked so adorable!

Supplies
Mini pumpkin
Black acrylic paint
2 Googly eyes
4 Pipe cleaners
Craft glue (or hot glue)
Paintbrush
Shellac or other sealant

Directions

  1. Use a damp paper towel or dishcloth to clean off your pumpkin and remove any dirt.  
  2. Pat completely dry.
  3. Paint the entire pumpkin (including the stem) with black paint.
  4. Allow paint to dry completely.  
  5. Seal with shellac to keep the paint from peeling.
  6. Fold pipe cleaners in half and cut them to create eight legs.
  7. Use the tip of a pen to poke eight small holes (four on each side) toward the top of the pumpkin.
  8. Carefully insert one pipe cleaner into each hole. Bend the pipe cleaners to look like spider legs.
  9. Glue eyes to the front of the pumpkin.



Pumpkin Bling with scrapbook materials
Pumpkin Bling
Use your favorite scrapbooking supplies to accessorize (or “bling”) your pumpkin. This no-carve pumpkin project is easy—and adds “sass” to an ordinary pumpkin.

Supplies
Medium pumpkin
Rhinestone letters (self-adhesive) or other scrapbook decorations
Festive Halloween ribbon

Directions

  1. Use a damp paper towel or dishcloth to clean off your pumpkin and remove any dirt.  
  2. Pat completely dry.
  3. Apply the self-adhesive rhinestone letters (or other decoration) to the center of the pumpkin. Use a dab of craft glue to reinforce, if necessary.
  4. Tie ribbon to the pumpkin's stem.



Magazine Mosaic Pumpkin
Magazine Mosaic Pumpkin
Earth-friendly recycling meets hip decor with this no-carve pumpkin decorating idea. Cut pictures and words from old magazines to create a mosaic that represents your unique style.

Supplies
Medium pumpkin
Old magazines
Decoupage glue
Paintbrush

Directions

  1. Use a damp paper towel or dishcloth to clean off the pumpkin and remove any dirt.
  2. Pat completely dry.
  3. Cut pictures, quotes and words from old magazines.
  4. Adhere each magazine clipping using decoupage glue (it’s OK to overlap clippings).
  5. When all the clippings are in place, use a paintbrush to cover the entire surface of the pumpkin with a coat of glue.
  6. Allow glue to dry completely; then display your pumpkin mosaic for others to admire!


Find more creative and festive ideas from Deborah Stallings Stumm at www.SuperMoms360.com.

Pumpkin Patches in San Diego County 2022

Pumpkin Patches in San Diego County 2022

Photo credit: Goff Family Pumpkin Patch Hey San Diego, it's pumpkin picking time! Here's your list of pumpkin patches open in San Diego County for 2022. Pick out the perfect pumpkin, pose for some aw . . .

Read more

Corn Mazes in San Diego 2022

Corn Mazes in San Diego 2022

Don’t let the fall season pass you by without a visit to a straw or corn maze right here in San Diego. Be sure to go with a buddy so you don't get lost!Photo credit: @SanDiegoAdventureKids Pumpki . . .

Read more

Apple Picking in San Diego 2022

Apple Picking in San Diego 2022

San Diego County apple orchards open for apple picking 2022. Apple-picking season typically starts in late August/ early September and often ends in mid-October (or when orchards run out of apples). . . .

Read more

Spooktacular Halloween & Fall Activities in San Diego 2022

Spooktacular Halloween & Fall Activities in San Diego 2022

San Diego's spooktacular Halloween and fall events include costume contests, pumpkin patches, corn mazes, trick-or-treat spots, not-so-spooky encounters and other haunted happenings.  **Don't . . .

Read more

Halloween Fun: Crafts, Games, Recipes & More

Halloween Fun: Crafts, Games, Recipes & More

Find creepy crafts, Halloween recipes, DIY costumes and more Halloween fun in our round-up. These hair-raising Halloween ideas will make your family's celebration faBOOlous! San Diego Pumpkin . . .

Read more

Spooky Fun: No-Carve Pumpkins

Spooky Fun: No-Carve Pumpkins

Ready to decorate for Halloween? The kids will love helping with these DIY no-carve pumpkin projects that minimize mess and maximize fun! Thank you to Deborah at www.SuperMoms360.com for sharing her i . . .

Read more

10 Haunted Spots in San Diego!

10 Haunted Spots in San Diego!

San Diego has its share of haunted places. Some were born of tragedy or misfortune or discovered by psychics, while others are simply final resting places. So grab a camera, a few good friends and c . . .

Read more

31 Days of Fall & Halloween Fun

31 Days of Fall & Halloween Fun

Ready for a fabulous month of autumnal fun? Here are 31 days of ideas for your family this October.  Organize a neighborhood scavenger hunt for kids and their friends. Some items to search . . .

Read more

How to “BOO!” the Neighbors for Halloween

How to “BOO!” the Neighbors for Halloween

“BOOing” friends and neighbors in October is a fun way to spread Halloween cheer and lift everyone’s spirits! Use our free Halloween printables to start (or continue) the trend of secretly dro . . .

Read more

Awesome Family Halloween Costumes

Awesome Family Halloween Costumes

Looking for family Halloween costume inspiration? It is SO FUN to get creative and plan a group costume! Whether you make them or buy them, start by getting inspired by these local families— San Die . . .

Read more

DIY Costume: Sushi Roll

DIY Costume: Sushi Roll

There’s something fishy going on here! Craft your way to an adorable costume this Halloween with this DIY sushi roll. Your child will be the talk of the block when you go trick-or-treating!Materials . . .

Read more

Free Pumpkin Carving Patterns

Free Pumpkin Carving Patterns

Need ideas for Halloween on how to carve a pumpkin? Check out these great pumpkin patterns below and start your pumpkin carvings today! Here's how to carve your own Cat o’ Lantern. Click Fo . . .

Read more

San Diego Family Magazine Logo

Be Family Informed – Sign up for our Newsletters below!