When October rolls around, it’s all I can do to keep from running out and buying every pumpkin I see! I just love the fall, and all of the traditions that come with it—cozy sweaters, warm cider, and decorating the front porch with pumpkins are on the top of my list. For the last few years, though, I’ve been known to forego actually carving pumpkins in favor of some very cool, very creative no-carve ideas I’ve seen floating around. It’s easy, fast, and you don’t have to clean up those sticky pumpkin guts (not to mention worry about someone getting hurt)—many of these ideas are perfect for little kids.

Here are a few perfect no-carve ideas and try out your favorite this year.  Check them out in the slideshow.