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100 pumpkin painting ideas for kids and adults

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Avoid traditional pumpkin carving this year and give your pumpkins a spooky Halloween makeover with these easy pumpkin painting ideas for children and adults.

There are cute ideas for kids like Disney and non-scary painting ideas in addition to fun Halloween pumpkin decorations for adults like patterns, designs, monograms, decors and more. There are over a hundred creative and fun pumpkin ideas for your inspiration, so you’re sure to find the perfect one for your guests and Halloween party guests!

Pumpkin Painting Ideas for Adults

Candy corn pumpkins Candy Corn Pumpkins Spray Paint

owl pumpkins

How to Make Sharpie Owls from Lil Blue Boo

Ombre Spiderweb Pumpkins

Plaid Online Ombre Spiderweb Pumpkins

pumpkin galaxy

Galaxy Jack O Lantern from Dream A Little Bigger

Boo Letter PumpkinsBoo Letter Pumpkins of Dandelions and Dragonflies

spider web rhinestone pumpkin decor

Rhinestone Cobwebs with Spider Foam Pumpkin from Elle Marie Home

Pumpkin Monogram

Monogram Pumpkin Design Stencil from The Butlers

hand painted topiary

Hand Painted Topiary from Lucy Designs Online

Chevron Painted Pumpkin

Paint a chevron pattern from Feeling Love Some

Black Cat O'Lanterns

Black Cat O’Lanterns of the Sunset

Scary silhouettes

Scary Women’s Day Silhouettes

Boo Paint Dripping Crafts

Boo Drip Painting Craft from House of Joyful Noise

    black and gold pumpkins
Black and Gold Pumpkins (source unknown)

buffalo plaid painted pumpkin

Buffalo Check Paint Tutorial from Positively Splendid

chic pumpkins

Chic pumpkins by Erika Brechtel

Falling pumpkin leaves

Painting the Falling Leaves by Martha Stewart

Polka Dot PumpkinsPeas (source unknown)

Easy Chalkboard Painted Pumpkin

Easy Chalkboard Paint from Better Recipes

Calligraphy for pumpkins

Perfect Palette Pumpkin Calligraphy

witch legs

BHG Witch Legs

DIY watercolor pumpkins

DIY Watercolor Pumpkins from Lines Across

Indigo marbled pumpkins

Indigo marble from Alice and Lois

Pumpkin Jack Skellington

Jack Skellington (source unknown)

Modern Metallic Paint Drip Pumpkins

Taryn Whiteaker’s Modern Metallic

Dye Dip Painted Pumpkin

Pumpkin dipped in Chatelaine tincture

Chalk Drybrushed Squashes and Pumpkins

Anderson & Grant Drybrushed Chalk Paint Squashes and Pumpkins

bohemian golden pumpkin

Instagram Golden Bohemian Pumpkin

confetti painted pumpkins

Instagram Confetti Pumpkins

scary eyed pumpkins

Scary Eyed Pumpkins on Instagram Stairs

flower painted pumpkin

Hand Painted Craftberry Bush Floral Designs

black and white decorated pumpkins

Mini black and white pumpkins from Magia Mia

farmhouse fall topiary

Painted Dollar Tree Topiary by Prudent Penny Pincher

neon painted dipped pumpkins

Neon painting of A Night Owl

doodle pumpkin

Halloween Doodles from Inspiration Made Simple

orange and black paint pumpkins

Orange and Black Drip Paint from Momdot

day of the dead candle holder

Growing Up Bilingual Day of the Dead Candle Holder

glow in the dark pumpkins

Glow in the dark paint from Color Made Happy

glam gold glitter

Gold Glitter Glam by Thinking Closet

pumpkin nail polish

DIY Nail Polish Paint from Color Made Happy

Blue and white porcelain pumpkins

Blue and White Porcelain Dollar Tree Pumpkins from The Navage Patch

glitter stem pumpkins

Sparkling Stems and Watercolors from Nest of Posies

black and orange pumpkin paint

Mini Black and White Striped Pumpkin from Pinterest

Pumpkin Painting Ideas for Kids

Disney Cinderella Pumpkin

Cinderella Disney Pumpkin from A Pumpkin and a Princess

pumpkin baby Yoda

Mini Baby Yoda from Fun Money Mom


Imgur minion characters

Winnie the Pooh

Winnie the Pooh with Hunny Pot from The Keeper of Cheerios

witch pumpkin painting

Cute Witch Face for Kids from Easy Peasy and Fun

pumpkin unicorn

Unicorn from Crafty Morning


Easy Peasy and Fun Children’s Scarecrow

fingerprint ghosts

Fingerprint Ghost Halloween Pumpkin for Kids from Handmade Charlotte

Ninja Turtle

Painted Ninja Turtles (source unknown)

no carved owl for kids

No Carve Owl from I Heart Crafty Things

Monsters Inc.

Monsters Inc from WCCB Charlotte’s CW

m & ms

M&M pumpkins on the stairs (source unknown)

cute monster faces for kids

Cute Painted Monsters from Aubree Originals

gumball machine

My Life’s Gumball Machine with a Cherry on Top

Frozen Olaf Halloween Pumpkin

No Carve Frozen Olaf Pumpkin by Crafty Morning

Disney Frozen Elsa

Disney Frozen Elsa of a Pumpkin and a Princess

emoji pumpkin decorations

Emoji Collection (source unknown)

ghost hunters

Ghostbusters from Pinterest

Monster Cookie

Painted Cookie Monster (source unknown)

Harry Potter

Harry Potter and Hedwig of White Oak Amy

pink elephant pumpkin

Cute pink elephant for kids (source unknown)

melted pencil

Color Made Happy Melted Crayons

Minnie Mouse Pumpkin

Disney Minnie Mouse (source unknown)

find pumpkin nemo

The world of Nemo

Glow-in-the-dark painted pumpkins

Glow in the dark paint from I Love to Create

DIY Donut mini pumpkins

DIY Donut with Sprinkles from Studio DIY

painted baseball pumpkin

Baseball from The Magic Brush


Cute Frankenstein from Pinterest

caterpillar pumpkins

Midwest Living Chenille

Easy Jack O LanternsJack O Easy No-Mess Lanterns (source unknown)
Sharpie + printable faces to trace + pumpkins

Scary Cat Pumpkin

Black Paint Scaredy Cat (source unknown)
painter’s tape + black acrylic paint + pumpkin

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