Toddler Pumpkin Painting

With two under 2 this Halloween, we decided to keep it simple with the pumpkin decorating.

First, we needed two eager little pumpkin painters to move on outside.

Much better.  (And easier to hose down.)

Only a few simple materials, really.  Water-based paint is a must, as well as some fun sponge brushes…

some with sticks,

some perfect for dipping and dotting,

and a few palettes to “contain” the mess.

With a little help from mom and dad, we painted those pumpkins in no time.

Which was good, because…

it wasn’t long before the urge to run won out.

Happy Halloween!

Looking for a few more Toddler Friendly Pumpkin Decorating ideas?  Check out the following:




  1. I love the idea of covering the spots for eyes and mouth with paper…never thought to do that!

  2. I love this idea!!! Thank you for sharing! I would have never thought of doing that ! Wonderful idea!!!

  3. Ooo this is a good idea! Lily and I are painting pumpkins tonight and we’re going to do this! Thanks for inspiration!

  4. Oh how I miss those days…mine is 6 & wants to make the pumpkin a Zombie. Sigh.

  5. This is such a great idea and soooo very cute! Thanks for linking up to our Strut Your Stuff Saturday! -The Six Sisters

  6. I loved this idea so much, I did it with Lily: Thanks for linking up at Sweet Saturday, and please forgive my tardiness in thanking you :)

  7. what a great idea Holli! I’m gonna try this with my boys!

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