With Halloween just around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about the decorations to incorporate inside and outside your home. We are – controversially so – big fans of pumpkin painting ideas for Halloween. Sure, the most important of all the decorations is usually the carved pumpkin – but carved designs can be more messy (not to mention stressful) and the results that you can get from paint can be truly stunning.

Painting gourds instead of carving them is going to be just as fun and satisfying for little ones (and adults, too!) but it takes the stress and mess out of the activity while also ensuring your pumpkins will last for the entire holiday and elevate the existing DIY Halloween decorations you have on display.

Pumpkin painting ideas for the whole family