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Easy Ways to Decorate Pumpkins Without Carving

Easy Ways to Decorate Pumpkins with Kids without Carving Round-up Post on SimplifyLiveLove

Easy Ways to Decorate Pumpkins Without Carving

If you’re looking for easy ways to decorate pumpkins without carving, look no further! Each of these 15 ideas are easy to make and perfect for kids of all ages. You will love creating and displaying these fun pumpkins with your kids’ help! Instead of carving with sharp knives, these ideas use glue, crayons, tissue paper, googly eyes, modge podge and crayons. Your kids will have a blast as they make a mess and glue to their little hearts are content. Are you ready for this list?

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Shopping Goodwill for Halloween Costumes


When I first starting buying Halloween costumes at Goodwill, the prices were generally under $5 each. This year, I was lucky to get outfits that cost under $10 each. However, I still managed to get 4 fun Halloween costumes for my kiddos for under $30 total! And that makes this Mama happy.

Halloween Costumes at Goodwill

blankBen liked this dragon costume for $9.97! I thought it would be perfect for our cold winters in Eastern Iowa.

blankAnd Cora really like this princess dress. I did too! But she wouldn’t get it and I was bummed.;-) I would have just bought it for dress-up, but $10 was a tad out of my price range that day. Of course, I’m kicking myself now…

blankAnd Anna wasn’t there so the other kids and I picked out this cute, handmade clown costume. I was thrilled when she actually liked it! I was a little bit worried that she wouldn’t.

blankHere’s what we ended up with! This year, I will have one Halloween Princess, one Halloween Fairy, a Halloween Gladiator, and a Halloween clown. I’m having fun watching the kids play in their costumes. I just hope they last until Trick-or-Treat!

What are your kids going to be for Halloween this year and where to you get their costumes?