Red spray paint
Green construction paper
1. Spray-paint the pumpkin red. Let dry, about 1 hour.
2. Cut a large leaf shape from green construction paper. Fold leaf in half lengthwise to form a crease, and then unfold. Affix leaf to the top of the pumpkin’s stem using hot glue.
A version of this article appeared in our October 2015 issue with the headline “Smashing pumpkins,” pp. 77-82.