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14 Halloween Pumpkin Animal Ideas (No Carving!)

From whimsical to spooky, small to big, you can build your own Halloween menagerie.

Most don’t require carving … and many are perfect for kids. Don’t miss these cute ideas and get inspired for your own spooky zoo … after the break.


  • Pumpkin Owls 1 of 14
    Pumpkin Owls
    Mix some white pumpkins with some fall foliage to make these cute owls.
    Learn how at Martha Stewart
  • Pumpkin Porcupine 2 of 14
    Pumpkin Porcupine
    Add some holiday light with these whimsical Halloween pumpkin porcupines.
    Learn how at Martha Stewart
  • Pumpkin Ghosts 3 of 14
    Pumpkin Ghosts
    Make these cute pumpkin ghosts and brighten up your Halloween
    Learn how at Better Homes and Gardens
  • Spider Pumpkin 4 of 14
    Spider Pumpkin
    Here's a great family decorating idea -- make these cute painted pumpkins.
    Learn how at Martha Moments via Country Living
  • Teddy Bear Pumpkin 5 of 14
    Teddy Bear Pumpkin
    Grab a pile of pumpkins and build this cute teddy bear ... resembling a certain A. A. Milne favorite
    Learn how at Tiny Prints Blog
  • Pumpkin Snail 6 of 14
    Pumpkin Snail
    Grab this idea for a cute pumpkin snail ... that won't eat your shurbbery.
    Learn how at Martha Stewart
  • Pumpkin Bat 7 of 14
    Pumpkin Bat
    Here's another great craft for kids -- build these pumpkin bats!
    Learn how at Family Fun
  • Bat Pumpkin 8 of 14
    Bat Pumpkin
    For an easy craft with kids, make this cute bat pumpkin.
    Learn how at Kaboose
  • Mickey Mouse Pumpkins 9 of 14
    Mickey Mouse Pumpkins
    Echo everyone's favorite Mouse with these cute pumpkins.
    Learn how at Family.com
  • Hello Kitty Pumpkin 10 of 14
    Hello Kitty Pumpkin
    Get inspired to make a Hello Kitty pumpkin ... or see a bunch of other great Kitty ideas.
    Get inspired at Pusang Maganga
  • Dog Pumpkin 11 of 14
    Dog Pumpkin
    Raid your junk drawer to make this cute dog.
    Learn how at Better Homes and Gardens
  • Alligator Pumpkin 12 of 14
    Alligator Pumpkin
    Whether you're down South or just looking for another fun animal for your yard, try this alligator!
    Learn how at Martha Stewart
  • Cat-o-Lanterns 13 of 14
    Make this friendly trio of cats.
    Learn how at Sunset Magazine
  • Spider Pumpkin 14 of 14
    Spider Pumpkin
    Add some cute spiders to your pumpkins ... and put those tiny pumpkins to use.
    Learn how at All You

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