Didn't want to carve a pumpkin this year with the kids so I decided to do a hot glue nature pumpkin instead.
Step one: Take a nature walk with your kids. We went to this local park where they planted a whole bunch of different trees and there are a large variety of nuts and colored leaves.
Step two: Collect, and if you want, learn about the different types of trees your leaves and nuts have come from. We did some research online and with a tree book to identify most of our trees. I found out something I didn't know, that is that buckeyes (a type of chestnut) are not edible for humans or most animals.
Step three: sort all of your collection and have your kids come up with what would look best where. (eyes, nose, hair etc).
Step four: Create your pumpkin by hot gluing your pieces on.
Step five: enjoy!!!