Easy afternoon craft for kids.
brown lunch sack
green curling ribbon or green pipe stem cleaners
black paint or black construction paper
Have the kids ball up the newspaper and stuff the bag (1/2 to 3/4 full) tape up the top to make your pumpkin stem. Let the kids paint. When the paint dries tie your ribbon or wrap the pipe stem cleaner around the stem to make a vine. Easy. If you want to go a step further cut black shapes out of construction paper or what for the paint to dry and give the kids black paint to make their pumpkins into jack-o-lanterns.