Pokemon Pumpkin Ideas: How to Make a No Carve Pikachu Pumpkin

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By In The Playroom

Choosing a favourite character is a fun way to personalise your own pumpkin carvings for Halloween. No carve pumpkin decorating ideas like this are more kid friendly too, with no sharp blades around, and no pumpkin guts to deal with. You can even make them with craft pumpkins too.

This simple Pikachu Pokemon pumpkin is the perfect pumpkin for your little Pokemon fan.

We made this mini Pikachu pumpkin using a small craft pumpkin, because I haven’t seen real pumpkins in the shops here yet but I didn’t want to wait to get going on our Halloween crafts – I do like to think ahead!

How to make an easy no carve pumpkin Pikachu. Cute idea for kids who love Pokemon! This could not have been simpler


To make our Pumpkin Pikachu we used:

Polystyrene pumpkins from Baker Ross (you can get them in packs of 6 or 30), they are also available to buy on Amazon.

Yellow acrylic paint

Felt tips / marker pens (black and red)


Glue dots


To make your Pikachu pumpkin, first paint the entire pumpkin yellow and then leave to dry. You might need a couple of coats if you decided to use ready mix paint rather than acrylic.

yellow painted pumpkin

Paint some of the card too, because you’ll need it to cut out Pikachu’s ears and tail. You can draw these free hand and colour the tips of his ears in black.

Use the glue dots to stick each of these onto the top of the pumpkin.

Making a pikachu pumpkin

It’s starting to look a lot like Pikachu already! Now all you need to do is draw in his face, using your felt tip pens. We did Pikachu with a closed mouth since that’s simpler, but you could also draw his open mouth with red inside, if you prefer that look.

Don’t forget his bright red cheeks that really give him his unmistakeable “Pikachu” look!

no carve pikachu pumpkin

Printable Instructions for Pikachu Pokémon pumpkins

How to Make a No Carve Pikachu Pokemon Pumpkin Design for Halloween
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How to Make a No Carve Pikachu Pokemon Pumpkin Design for Halloween

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Active Time: 30 minutes
Additional Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 40 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

Make your own original pokémon pumpkin with the kids to celebrate your love of Pokemon this spooky season.


  • Yellow Paint (recommended to use acrylic paints)
  • Black paint
  • Red paint
  • (Can substitute the black and red for markers / sharpie if preferred)
  • Glue dots
  • Cardboard
  • Mini Pumpkin (real or faux pumpkin)


  • Scissors
  • Pencil
  • Paintbrush


  1. Paint the pumpkin yellow and leave to dry completely
  2. While pumpkin is drying, paint your card yellow for pikachu's ears and tail
  3. Draw the shapes for the ears and tail free hand and cut them out.
  4. Colour the tips of Pikachu's ears black
  5. Attach to the pumpkin using glue dots
  6. Use black sharpie, or black paint and a thin brush to draw Pikachu's mouth and eyes
  7. Add the red cheeks
  8. You're all done


Full instructions at intheplayroom.co.uk

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More Pokemon Halloween Pumpkin Ideas

Why not paint a bunch of pumpkins like Pokeballs? You can make a master ball, ultra ball or whatever kind of poke ball you prefer.

How to Paint a Pokeball Pumpkin

Find the center point of your pumpkin and draw a line half way across. The top half will be painted red and the bottom half white, then leave to dry.

You can use masking tape to make clean lines. Once the red and white halves are dry, paint the center of the Pokeball with a white circle with a black ring, just like the image shown below.

You could try other Pokemon too, pick your favorite Pokemon characters and make a whole collection! If you do make more Pokemon pumpkins, come and show me on the In The Playroom Facebook page.

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Anna Marikar, mum of four and seasoned blogger, has spent over a decade sharing her parenting journey and passion for kid-friendly crafts and free printables.
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