Halloween is near, and it is not necessary to do a messy carving job to dress up your pumpkin.
Here are some family-friendly pumpkin-decorating ideas that don't require carving. These ideas will surely take you beyond the jack o'lanterns of old.
1: Make a mummy pumpkin. Pick up a pair of those goofy googly eyes from a craft or hobby shop, wrap the pumpkin in cheese cloth for a Halloween decoration that's perfect for greeting trick or treaters.
2. Send your children out in the yard to collect some of the leaves that have begun to fall. Then use the leaves as patterns to make cut outs and paste onto your pumpkin. This decoration will last until Thanksgiving.
Do you have some pumpkin decorating ideas? Tell us, or better yet, upload your photo(s) and show off your handiwork.