family having fun pumpkin painting and pumpkin carving

October 26th is National Pumpkin Day! Have you carved or painted yours yet for the Halloween season? There are so many creative ways to make your pumpkin stand out from all the rest. Whether it be painting a fairytale scene with vivid colors or carving out an intricate design full of nooks and crannies, the options are endless! If you need a little bit of inspiration, here are some of our favorite pumpkin painting and carving ideas for National Pumpkin Day. 

Here are some pumpkin painting and pumpkin carving ideas from a Trunk or Treat event held at an elementary school. Their ideas are sure to spark some creativity. 

If you’re looking for a little help with your pumpkin carving, choose from over 700 free patterns and stencils to help guide you to create a masterpiece! 

If you want to keep your pumpkin decorating simple with a no-carve idea, there are plenty of options to choose from here. Or, if you want to get a little messy, they also have some carved designs too!   

Do you or your little ones absolutely love Disney? These pumpkin carving ideas are filled with your favorite characters, villains, and movies! 

From a hatching dinosaur to emoji pumpkins, there are tons of cute or scary non-carving designs to explore! 

These cute little monster faces will make the best Halloween décor! Learn how to paint the best monster face step by step! 

Take a walk on celestial side and learn how to paint your own constellation on your pumpkin! This guide will walk you through how! 

These designs are a hit with children! They’re both easy and cute to replicate. Learn how to mimic the designs here.