This year, ditch the dangerous tools and disastrous gooey mess for something safer and, well, more creative. Our carefully curated roundup of unique pumpkin-decorating ideas promises to really let you and your babes explore the fun Halloween tradition in a unique way. Each craft is pretty simple and perfect for little hands and minds.
Take a Dip
This clever DIY uses—get this—balloons as the easy, cute, colorful solution.
Source: Pattern & Stitch
Go Owl Out
With the simple addition of cupcake liners and construction paper, you have an adorable faux-feathered creature kids will love.
Source: Country Living
Let It Grow
This project may take a bit more time and require a few additional materials, but if you and your little ones are into art, this haunted fairy garden is adorable and whimsical.
Bippity Boppity BOO
For the Cinderella-lover in your household, this butterfly-embellished beauty is fit for a princess.
Source: A Pumpkin & a Princess
Twine and glue is all you really need to create this classic but scary-looking pumpkin.
Source: Woman’s Day