8 Halloween Painted Pumpkin Ideas

Minnie Mouse Halloween Painted Pumpkin by Amy Locurto at LivingLocurto.com

I don’t carve pumpkins for Halloween anymore, I paint!

Because I have small children, painting pumpkins is the easiest and most fun option for them now. My daughter LOVED her Minnie Mouse Pumpkin last year at Halloween!

These are some wonderful pumpkins the older girls at my daughter’s school painted. Each Halloween they display their art work and I’m always super impressed with their creativity! Some are painted on plastic pumpkins, perfect for saving for next year.

8 Halloween Painted Pumpkin Ideas LivingLocurto.com


8 Halloween Painted Pumpkin Ideas LivingLocurto.com


Halloween Super Hero Painted Pumpkin | Living Locurto


Halloween Dr. Seuss Painted Pumpkin | Living Locurto

Dr. Seuss is so fun! This is a big gourd sitting on a plastic container, the hat is a paper plate.


Halloween Alien Monster Painted Pumpkin | Living Locurto


Halloween Owl Painted Pumpkin | Living Locurto


Halloween Bunny Painted Pumpkin | Living Locurto

To learn how to paint a pumpkin visit this site. If you would rather carve one, check out One Pretty Thing’s Pumpkin Carving Round-Up.


Do you carve or paint pumpkins?


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  1. Great ideas for Painted Pumpkins: http://t.co/hIOxWFH0

  2. Those are real big pumpkins! I like the idea of painting it for fun. Hmm it’s November next month and you just gave me an early idea for Halloween. Thanks!

  3. Those pumpkins are so cute. I love the painting idea. So much easier than carving if you ask me!

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  4. Great pumpkins!! I love the Minnie mouse and that Super Pumpkin is so cute, that I got the giggles!
    Thanks so much for adding my new button to your blog Amy, that was so sweet of you!
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  5. Painting the pumpkin sure looks a lot easier, less messy and more fun. I don’t know if my pumpkin will turn out like yours, but definitely this is what I’m doing next year.

  6. Wow, those look great!!!! I feel like my carving of pumpkins is a little piddly now…haha!

  7. You’ve just given me a whole new way to approach our pumpkins. FANTASTIC! I absolutely love it!!!!!
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  8. OOPs, forgot to leave my name!!

    I love that I can say I knew you when you weren’t featured on SITS! Congrats!!
    Love those pumpkins…so creative!

  9. Anonymous says:

    I love that I can say I knew you when you weren’t featured on SITS! Congrats!!

    Love those pumpkins…so creative!

  10. Those pumpkins are so adorable!! Happy SITS Day and Happy Halloween!!

  11. We have done both but did neither this year…oh wel

  12. We’re definitely painting this year. I’m not a fan of pumpkin guts, and neither is my three-year-old.

  13. What cute ideas I love the super hero one. Too cute.
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  14. Pumpkins from MY Pumpkin Party didn't turn out NEAR as cute as these @livinglocurto http://bit.ly/3giMOT

  15. Those are great (and very satisfying) photos!!!

    I love the painted pumpkins! If we had painted instead of carved two weekends ago, we would still have pumpkins (not a moldy mess) to show off at Halloween!

  16. Those pumpkins are adorable! Love the photo at the end too – too cute. Happy SITS day. Have a good weekend!

    pk @ Room Remix
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  17. OMG those are some creative pumpkins!!! We weren’t nearly that creative when we did ours last year. We just used a stencil!
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  18. Happy SITS day! Your blog is amazing! I love all of your ideas!

  19. Happy SITS Day! These pumpkins are amazing! I’ve never seen anything like them. Never even heard of pumpkin painting. What a great idea!
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  20. Those are awesoem!!
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  21. I carve pumpkins! – I just carved one that was a large pumpkin eating a smaller pumpkin… it came out quite good – i was very proud of myself

  22. Wow, what a great job. I thought at first you just painted in the eyes and mouth etc like I see here done at the local grocery store but your’s are way cooler.

    Stopping by from SITS.

  23. If hubs didn’t do such a killer job carving — I’d totally love to paint them! How cute!

    Seriously, the man should be a professional pumpkin carver. 😉
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  24. Great site! Love the pumpkin painting!!!!
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  25. Wow, you are so creative! You made so many too. I’ll bet you had a lot of fun making all of those. You’re really talented.

    Congratulations on your SITS day!
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  26. Dropping by from SITStas…wow I like them all what a great idea!

  27. Love the painted pumpkins. Those are awesome.
    .-= Julie @ Angry Julie Monday´s last blog ..Angry Toddler Growing Up Via Costume =-.

  28. I’m so jealous! Your pumpkins are awesome!

  29. We don’t do pumpkins but when and if I ever do, I think I would paint them instead of carve. Yours are adorable! I can’t even pick a favorite.

  30. We definitely carve big pumpkins, but paint little ones 🙂 Cute!

  31. I usually carve them but after seeing all those great painted ones I think I am going have to give it a try!
    visiting from SITS!
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  32. Those pumpkins are so ridiculously good-looking!

    I carve pumpkins but I like to think I’d be equally bad at painting them.
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  33. Love the painting idea….I HATE carving pumpkins…what a great alternative for next year!

    Stopping over from SITs

  34. Great ideas for painting pumpkins. If I don’t carve them, though, i don’t get to cook up the pumpkin seeds. Coming over from SITS.
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  35. What a great idea! We carve pumpkins, but it’s such a mess and always so much clean up. Half the time we don’t even do that good of a job! Maybe next year we’ll just paint. Though I do love the roasted pumpkin seeds part!

    That little girl in her costume is precious. I love her total focused expression. 🙂

  36. Those are creative ways of decorating pumpkins, we are old fashioned, we just carve them.
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  37. WOW! Thank you! I am ging to bring i our pumpkins and do that with my girls today!! What a fantastic idea!

    Happy SITS day!
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  38. Very cute pumpkins. I may have to do a couple more for next yr. Since I don’t have a little any longer I painted mine on a carvable pumpkin last yr. All I had to do was sit it on the front porch.

  39. Super cute painted pumpkins! I haven’t gotten a pumpkin this year. I think I have been too busy trying to get costumes together (and I only have one kid right now!) Came from SITS.

  40. Those are amazing pumpkins! Thanks for sharing!
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  41. Awesome sight. So glad I found it through SITS today! We actually carved pumpkins this year. I can’t wait to light them up tomorrow night.
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  42. Love the pumpkins! After numerous almost misses with the knife and possible stitches, I think I may paint a pumpkin this year too.

  43. I wish that I could be more creative with my children. They teach me how to stretch my imagination and here is a Halloween Tale to show for it http://www.isdisnormal.com/2009/10/29/spirits-brain/

  44. Hi!
    Stopping by from SITS to visit! Cute ideas – never thought to paint a pumpkin before.

    Have a great weekend.
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  45. Those are so neat and very creative 🙂 I’m not sure I’m talented enough to do that myself though lol. Have an amazing day 🙂
    God Bless

  46. I could hang around here all day! I love all the costume pictures below and these pumpkins are amazing!

  47. You might enjoy my most recent post. I talk about those poly pumpkins and Michaels craft store. It’s good for a giggle. Have a great weekend.

  48. Stopping by from SITS…love the Minnie Mouse pumpkin – so cute!

  49. Love the creativity!!! The little girl is is so tiny!!! She’s precious.

  50. Those beautiful painted pumpkins make my three carved ones feel moldy and sad.
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  51. So adorable! (The girl AND the pumpkins!)
    I think I like Super Pumpkin and the aliens the best. 🙂

    Visiting from SITS!
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  52. Came over from SITS to look at your blog. The pumpkins are so cute!

    come visit me sometime.

  53. These are awesome. I can’t stand the smell of pumpkin guts.

  54. I love the kitty cat one! Those are adorable!! Stopping by from SITS! Have a great day!
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  55. How original. We paint our pumpkins too but nothing like yours.

    Congrats on being featured on SITS.

    Happy Halloween.
    .-= Jen´s last blog ..Connor’s Closet =-.

  56. your blog is very lovely!
    i just adore your crafty ideas and pictures!
    stopping by from sist to say hi!

    have a sweet halloween eve!

  57. Ok, so I’m totally in love with Super Pumpkin! I am already flipping the pages of his comic book in my head. So adorable!

  58. Those pumpkins are awesome! I really like the Dr. Seuss and the owl. Very creative!
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  59. I never thought of painting the pumpkins. These are great ideas! I love the owl, he’s so cute!

    Visiting from SITS!
    .-= Karen, author of “My Funny Dad, Harry”´s last blog ..But Dad, I Don’t Want To Ruin My Doors =-.

  60. Wow, those are some AWESOME pumpkins! Ours is naked this year, but this makes me wish I had a creative bone in my body so I could paint ours! Stopping by from SITS, happy Friday to you!
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  61. Holyoke Home says:

    ooooooh! I never thought about painting instead of carving!

    Stopping by from SITS

  62. Hi SITSta 🙂
    Great photos! I’ve never thought it’s possible to paint pumpkins like this, we’ll definitely try it out.
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  63. Those are some great pumpkins. We usually do a little carving and a little painting. Visiting from sits!

  64. so adorable! The owls is my favorite. Happy halloween eve =)
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  65. We painted craft pumpkins this year. Your Minnie Mouse was adorable!

  66. Those are some cool pumpkins!!! And your dancing kitty is adorable!
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  67. Very cute and creative….I monogram pumpkins!
    sandy toe

  68. Oh that turquoise alienesque pumpkins are WILD! I LOVE them! Really sad news, but we haven’t done anything with pumpkins this year….my husband likes to carve them, but I’d rather paint them.

  69. We don’t pumpkin since we don’t have kiddos of our own and both dislike pumpkin but I love that Minnie Mouse pumpkin! I’d actually never thought of painting vs carving, it certainly would be a lot less mess!
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