Paint and free templates transform Halloween pumpkins into sweet and colorful frosted circus animal cookies. Fun no-carve idea for the whole family!
It’s been so long since we’ve done an animal cookie project here and I am missing them! (Although this trail mix recipe wasn’t long ago)…But an actual DIY? A while. And since my favorite animal cookie project we’ve ever done was for Halloween (my daughter’s first costume) I thought it’d be fun to circle back around to the frosted treats for this Hallow’s Eve.
Actually, these pumpkins were totally Malissa’s idea! But I stole them for myself because…I wanted them :D My porch is just full of colorful and whimsical pumpkins this year and I thought these would fit right in! And they do!
We are definitely not going to make it around to any other Halloween decorations this year (baby due to come SO SOON!) so this year will be the fun, silly side of Halloween and absolutely none of the spooky. Which is totally ok by me! I am a little sad that I don’t think we’re making it to any pumpkin patches or witch festivals though…I was really itching for some in September but now that we’re so close to baby I just don’t think we can spare the time!
Anyway, this no carve pumpkin idea is totally fun for kids and adults alike! Who wouldn’t like pink polka dot pumpkins? Honestly, they’d be cute at just that. But add on some animal details and they’re really over the top! But not over the top difficult. Super easy! I even made all the animal paper parts available to you for free below to print out! So click through to see the how-to and grab the templates for a lion, an elephant and I rhino.