When planning our pumpkin carving party, I thought we needed some crafts to keep the kids busy during non-carving time. I ran into a Martha Stewart project and altered it so that kids could make their own pumpkins.
I laid out a pile of 10-inch tissue paper circles on a table with some green pipe cleaners. Next to the tissue paper, I placed bowls filled with treats: bracelets, spider rings, erasers, pencil toppers, and candy corn.
For the craft, kids took one or two circles of tissue paper, piled treats into the center of the paper, and then gathered the paper together around the treats, twisting a pipe cleaner around the top to both seal the pumpkin shut and to create the stem of the pumpkin. As an added touch, some kids used a pencil or finger to create curls. The kids loved it!