Finding Nemo painted pumpkin

4 brilliant ways to try pumpkin painting this Halloween

If carving isn’t for you, try these fab painted pumpkin ideas instead

By Amy Lewis, 28 October 2016
4 brilliant ways to try pumpkin painting this Halloween

When it comes to cool and quirky Halloween decorations, pumpkin carving isn’t the only way to go. Have you tried painting your pumpkins instead?

Painted pumpkins are super easy to create and great fun for all the family. Even big kids will love getting involved!

A rising trend over in the States, craft lovers in the UK are now embracing the idea too, turning ordinary supermarket pumpkins into brilliant DIY decorations.

Perfect for parties and standing watch on the doorstep (you’ll surely win coolest decoration on the street with one of these), painted pumpkins are super easy to create, and are great fun for all the family.

Even big kids will love getting involved!

Whether you go for a super spooky design or something fun and creative is totally up to you, and the idea can certainly save on the mess of hollowing out the fruit too - which is always good news for those on clean-up duty.

Ready to give it a go? We’ve got four easy step-by-step tutorials to help you get started. You’ll need some paints and brushes, a few stick-on adornments and glue, along with an imagination set to run wild…

Pokemon Painted Pumpkin

If you've got little ones keen to 'catch 'em all', Pokemon characters are perfect for your painted pumpkins this Halloween. Follow our step-by-step guide to creating this bright yellow Pikachu design, with handy print-out templates for the ears and smiling face.

Try it: Pokemon Painted Pumpkin Guide

Frozen Painted Pumpkin

If your family are Frozen-mad, this icy blue design inspired by Princess Elsa is ideal. You'll need to pick up some stick-on gems and a princess tiara to top the pumpkin, then follow our easy step-by-step guide for the rest.

Try it: Frozen Painted Pumpkin

Finding Nemo Painted Pumpkin

With his bright orange face and body, the star of Finding Nemo makes for the perfect pumpkin painting subject; just add his smiling face, fins and white stripe. Our easy guide will show you how, along with print out templates for the face and fins.

Try it: Finding Nemo painted pumpkin

Cookie Monster Painted Pumpkin

We all know a few cookie monsters! This bright blue Sesame Street design is a great one for Halloween, and quick to create with our step-by-step guide.

Try it: Cookie Monster Painted Pumpkin

Stock up on all your arts and crafts at, or visit our Halloween shop for all your Trick or Treat essentials! Can't find what you need online? Pop into your local Asda store for all your essentials.