16 Best Emoji Pumpkin Carving and Painting Ideas Kids Will Love

Trick-or-treaters will love these friendly faces.

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Emojis aren't just for your phone—they're for your gourds too! After you've picked the perfect pumpkin from your local pumpkin farm, make your pumpkin decorating so much more fun this year with these creative emoji pumpkin carving and painting ideas. If you'd like to bust out the carving kit, there are a handful of pumpkin carving ideas on this list for you to try. And if you prefer to paint your pumpkins, there are also plenty of options for you to show off your artistic abilities. Of course, kids will especially be excited about these tutorials, because they all feature their favorite emojis. The kissing face emoji, winking emoji, heart eyes emoji, laughing crying emoji, lots more, are included! In fact, most of these crafts are so easy to create, even the littlest ones can help out. Speaking of them, after you've finished creating your emoji pumpkins, you can get started on a handful of other fun autumn activities. Your kids will have a blast helping you in the kitchen baking cookies, (and maybe even a fall cake!), creating some kid-friendly crafts, or visiting the local apple orchard.

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1 Kissing Face Emoji Pumpkin
@carolyncarter

Make your creation stand out by carving a white pumpkin instead of the usual orange. It'll look especially bright at night.

See more at @carolyncarter.

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2 Tongue Out Winking Emoji Pumpkin
@justinbreton

Show off your carving skills by emulating this cheeky tongue-out winking emoji. It'll make first time trick-or-treaters feel at ease!

See more at @justinbreton.

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3 Winking Emoji Pumpkin
Stephanie Phillips

Mix and match classic and contemporary carving ideas. It'll make your front porch look traditional, yet trendy.

See more at @coach.steph_swim.

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4 Crazy Emoji Pumpkin
@edotterj

Take a cue from this carver and don't completely cut out the eyes. It adds depth and makes the face look more interesting.

See more at @edotterj.

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5 Tongue-Out Emoji Pumpkin
@ccbjohnnie

How cute is this teeny-tiny tongue-out gourd? The small size means it would make a great addition to your fall mantel too.

See more at @ccbjohnnie.

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6 Heart Eyes Emoji Pumpkin
@daniellaxmargarita

Trick-or-treaters will have all the heart eyes when they see this gourd on your stoop. To ensure your shapes are symmetrical, we recommend using a heart stencil.

See more at @daniellaxmargarita.

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7 Laughing Crying Pumpkin Emoji
@prettykreationz

Show off your sense of humor by adorning your front porch with this chuckling decoration. You could use regular paint as the base, or make things even easier by coating your gourd with spray paint.

See more at @prettykreationz.

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8 Sunglasses Emoji Pumpkin
My Incredible Recipes

How precious are these pint-sized pumpkins? Kids will especially enjoy showing off their painting skills with this kid-friendly idea.

Get the tutorial at My Incredible Recipes.

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9 No-Carve Paper Emoji Pumpkin
Brit + Co.

The possibilities are endless with this super clever no-carve option. You can easily assemble a new expression as many times as you want throughout the season!

Get the tutorial at Brit + Co.

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10 Carve and Paint Pumpkin Emojis
Bespoke Bride

If you're not an expert carver, this is the tutorial for you. All the imperfections will be covered up by paint!

Get the tutorial at Bespoke Bride.

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11 No-Carve Felt Emoji Pumpkin
Cutefetti

After spray-painting the base yellow, use pieces of felt to form your favorite faces. Tip: if you want the stem to stay natural, cover it with painters tape.

Get the tutorial at Cutefetti.

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12 Emoji Pumpkin Decorating Kit
orientaltrading.com
$5.19
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Make pumpkin decorating super simple this year and order this easy (and inexpensive) kit.

13 'The Emoji Movie' Pumpkin Carving Templates
Crafty Mama in Me

Did your family get a kick out of The Emoji Movie? This blogger has free carving templates—and coloring pages!—of the characters.

Get the tutorial at Crafty Mama in Me.

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14 No-Carve Mini Emoji Pumpkin
Made With Happy

Crafting these itty bitty pumpkins can definitely serve as a kid-friendly activity this fall.

Get the tutorial at Made With Happy.

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15 No-Carve Foam Emoji Pumpkin
Fun Money Mom

These faux pumpkins will never rot, so you can design them once and display in your fall decor year after year!

Get the tutorial at Fun Money Mom.

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16 DIY Emoji Carved Pumpkins
The DIY Mommy

Use a classic carving techniques to cut out these friendly faces that will delight trick-or-treaters on Halloween night.

Get the tutorial at The DIY Mommy.

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