Painting creative pumpkin faces & pumpkin decorating ideas

By Eren Mckay  
Filed under Family Fun Activities

I couldn’t resist posting these very cute, sometimes weird or even ugly πŸ˜€ pumpkin pictures.

Since it’s pumpkin season, we can get together with our kids and have a great afternoon pumpkin painting. I thought I’d give you some ideas to get you started. If you want to create some really adorable designs, I found an ebook that has step by step instructions with photos to make your life easier. Click here to check it out.
Here below there are 44 pictures for you to create the cutest, funniest, or even ugliest pumpkin ever πŸ˜€ .

So just for fun, after looking at all of these you can chime in and comment. I wonder who’s the ugliest ? LOL

1- The Funny Elf
“that looks like a Watermelon” Pumpkin

2- Samurai Pumpkin

3- Candy Wrapper Pumpkin

(when you don’t have materials, try using candy wrappers.)

4- Pinky Pumpkin

(don’t ya wanna kiss me?)

5- Stuck with Hearts Pumpkin

6- Boogy Eyes Pumpkin

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7- Big Mouth Sandwich Pumpkin

(some people really need this one)

8- Thanksgiving Dinner Pumpkin πŸ˜€

9- Toilet Paper Fun Pumpkin

10- Ugly Nosed Frog Pumpkin

11- Pirate Pumpkin

12- “Must Have Been a 4 year Old to Draw This” Pumpkin

13- Pirate Carving Pumpkin

pirate pumpkin face

14- Jack in the Box Pumpkin

15- Humpty Pumpkin

16- Pumpkin Cat

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17- Grandpa Friends Pumpkins

18- Just Plain Ugly Pumpkin

19- Pumpkin Family

20- Pumpkin Woman

21-The Dog Who Needs a “Fashion Sense” Pumpkin

22- Just Plain Crazy Pumpkin

23- Big Mommy Pumpkin

24- Indian Pumpkin

25- Nasty Looking Pumpkin

26- Stereo Pumpkin

27- One Eyed Monster Pumpkin

28- The Gaudy Pumpkin

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29- Gargamel’s Cousin Pumpkin

30- Girlie Blue Alien Pumpkin

31- Cute Guy Pumpkin πŸ˜€

32- Girly Pumpkin

33- Aladdin’s Genie

Decorated Pumpkin

34- Dancing With the Stars

35- The “I’m so cool”

The I'm so cool pumpkin

36- The “Needs a Q-tip” Elephant Pumpkin

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37- The Wannabe Tomato Pumpkin

38- The Fluorescent Hillbilly

39- The Hairylegs Ladybugs

40- Spider Pumpkin

41- The Chef Ramsey

42- Very Weird Pink

43- Wise Owl Pumpkin

44- The Pumpkin Doll

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30 Comments on "Painting creative pumpkin faces & pumpkin decorating ideas"

  1. Chelle  

    Wow, those are great. I think my favorite is the stereo one πŸ™‚ Though I’m not thinking a whole lot about Halloween or carving pumpkins right now πŸ™‚

  2. Eren Mckay  

    Hi Chelle- aren’t they cute?
    I have more pictures but I’m still optimizing them so that they don’t take so long for the browser to open them up.
    As soon as I get them all ready this page is going to be pretty huge -LOL
    Eren Mckay

  3. matblogger  

    These ideas are really cool. I like the stereo one too. Think I shall try it one of these days for my kids πŸ™‚

  4. Maria @ Conversations with Moms  

    Amazing creativity. These pictures gave me some great ideas.

  5. Mya the shih-tzu  

    Woof Woof! Those look different from anything I have ever seen.

  6. Rose  

    These are some creative ideas. πŸ™‚

  7. Eren Mckay  

    @Matblogger – Yes this is a great idea for family fun. I’m thinking about buying some paint and painting pumpkins for thanksgiving this year. We might have a painting contest. I believe it’s a bit easier to do than pumpkin carving because carving requires knives which make me nervous to tell you the truth ….

    @Maria – My kids loved just looking at this blog post and laughing at the pumpkins.

    @Rose and Mya – They are really different aren’t they? Some are really cute but some are just terribly ugly- LOL πŸ˜€

  8. Eren Mckay  

    Thanks Lisa. My kids also loved just looking at these pumpkins. Decorating without carving makes it much easier to do and even little kids can chime in without having to worry about carving.
    Thanks so much for stopping by πŸ˜€
    Eren Mckay

  9. Lisa Marie Mary  

    Wow – that’s a lot of pumpkins! And I think ‘decorating’ them instead of carving is really getting to be quite popular.

    Some of the ones you have pictured are just hysterical! πŸ˜€

  10. Marlo Schwalbach  

    Do you have the decorating instructions for the “owl pumpkin”? My son has a decorating contest for school and would love to know what to use to make it.

    Thank you for your time!


  11. Eren Mckay  

    Hi Marlo,
    I don’t have the exact instructions but I can give you a notion of how to put it together:
    You’ll need 2 small pumpkins: one for the body and one for the head.
    It would be best to decorate each separate piece first before securing both pieces together with a thin metal (or wood) stick.
    The eyes can be bought and then put on with toothpicks.
    Use black paint for the outer part of the head and body.
    Use a black permanent marker to draw the front chest design.
    The face needs to be carved. If your child is too small then I would actually do this part myself.
    The beak can be done with an almond and also using a thin piece of wood to secure it on.
    The wings and headpiece can be cut out of black cardboard. All of these parts can be glued on with hot glue.
    Hope this helps πŸ˜‰
    Eren Mckay

  12. Marlo Schwalbach  

    Thank you so much Eren!! That definitely will help us with our owl!! πŸ™‚


  13. Samantha McCain  

    Hello Eren!! We are making the Samurai pumpkin and are wondering how you did the side pieces? Is that tissue, napkins, poster board….what is it? Please help!

  14. Eren Mckay  

    Hi Samantha,
    Sorry I took so long to respond. My dad fainted in the middle of the street so I’ve been really busy. He’s much better now.
    Now about the pumpkin: I didn’t make the Samurai pumpkin but I know that it’s made with crepe paper on the side of the pumpkin. You fold the crepe paper like a fan and then put scotch tape on the tip of it so that it will stick to the sides of the pumpkin.
    The top fan is made with yellow stronger paper. Crepe paper is more flimsy and that’s what you make the side parts with. The hair is made with yarn.
    Hope that helps,

  15. Girish Chandran  

    LOL, I like the Indian Pumpkin. Reading this post increases the creative urge. If so much can be done with a pumpkin, we are left with other beautiful things with which we can create wonders. Thanks Eren for making us feel this way πŸ™‚

  16. Eren Mckay  

    Hey Girish, so glad you enjoyed the post.
    Thanks for the compliments.
    All the best,

  17. Michelle  

    Hey there are very cute pumpkin ideas up there. I was wondering if you had the directions for the elephant pumkin my mom is having a contest at her work and we both think its adorable. Anyway if you could be so kind to email the directions or post the directions I would really appreciate it!

    Thanks for yur time


  18. jennifer  

    i loved the im so cool pumpkin lol

  19. terry  

    what kind of paint do you use to paint on the pumkins?

  20. Angie  

    I am in charge of a pumpkin decorating contest for our fall festival coming up. any ideas on “categories” would be appreciated.


  21. CMarie  

    Great job! Could you please share how you did the elephant pumpkin? What materials did you use? My daughters would love to make it!

  22. AudraS  

    What kind of paints do you use? I’ve tried Sharpies and they didn’t work well.

  23. Shannon (Living Life at Home)  

    these pictures are fabulous.They are great alternatives to the scary pumpkin carving stuff we see so much of. My kids are going to LOVE these ideas. Thank you for sharing them!

  24. Leigha Baer  

    Love these Eren! What fun. Going to show them to the grandkids and see which one inspire them.

    We’ll be picking out our pumpkins this weekend.

  25. edward  

    can you please tell me what paints to use plese!!

  26. Eren Mckay  

    @Michelle – I don’t have the instructions for the elephant pumpkin.. sorry wish I could help you out there.

    @Jennifer – Yeah too cute πŸ˜‰

    @Terry – The best paint to use is acrylic paints and if there’s any mistake correct with a Q-tip. When it’s the way you want, spray the varnish on.

    @Angie – Categories would be: Girliest, Funniest, Craziest, Ugliest, Most Creative.. Hope that helps πŸ™‚

    @CMarie – I don’t have instructions for the elephant pumpkin.. sorry. These are a collection of pictures of pumpkins but I didn’t create each one of them myself.

    @AudraS – The best paints to use are acrylic and then spray varnish on it after you’re done.

    @Shannon – Yes I’m not into scary stuff – lol – I guess that pretty much shows up on how I decorate this site ;-)I’m glad you can use these ideas with your kids.

    @Leigha – Awesome! I’m sure they’ll have fun painting.

    @Edward – I’ve found that acrylic paint works best and then spraying on a coat of varnish fixates the paint.


  27. Pamela D. Ray (Agnew)  

    I just love these pumpkins, my son is having a pumpkin contest too. We have to come up with something quick! And so with that said, I appreciate you and your creative site that you’ve created it has given us great idea’s. And I’m sure many other families too so THANK YOU! The one’s my son likes best, is: the Jack N’ the box pumpkin, the turkey pumpkin, the owl pumpkin and the stereo pumpkin… God Bless!

  28. Marian  

    Do you have directions for the dancing with the stars

  29. Eren Mckay  

    Hi Pamela,
    Thanks so much!
    I’m glad these ideas have helped your son. Creativity truly is a joy catalyst. It’s a great thing that you’re encouraging him to explore his artistic side.


    Hi Marian,
    I don’t have the directions sorry. I hope you find out how to do it.


  30. Kaci  

    I would like the instructions to the funny elf pumpkin if you have them. It is so cute but I cannot figure out what they used for the ears and mouth. Any help is appreciated. Thanks

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