My youngest two wanted a craft to do, yesterday. So, I turned to a Kaboose stand-by craft (at least I think it was Kaboose, I can't find it now).
I know the one I saw, involved painting a couple of paper plates orange, and then stapling them together, with a paper stem between them, and lacing bells around the outside.
I had paper bowls, instead of plates, and more orange tissue paper, than paint, so I had the girls paint their bowls with watered down glue, and then stick the tissue paper on, to cover the bottom sides of the bowls.
Once, they had dried, for the most part, we glued on stems, I had pre-cut, from construction paper (one stem per pumpkin).
The girls added a handful of pumpkin seeds (we didn't have any bells on hand, either).
I stapled them together.
And, the girls were ready to join the pumpkin percussion section of the fall orchestra - now if we could just conquer the pumpkin vine flute, we could really make some music.
It's great to be a homeschooler.