Scott over at Stoloween has made a great tutorial (that can be done with children) for those of us who are young or atleast young at heart. Or maybe you just like to get messy and make things... either way. This tutorial walks you through step by step on how to make paper mache pumpkins that can be reused form year to year (nothing rotting on your porch steps) and would be great in an indoor spaces as well (apartment dwellers, we're looking at you!).
We can see multiple applications for these, even if you didn't want to create a scary face, you could always bust out the glitter and do them up Martha Stewart style (in case you're not into spooky!). Either way, this is a great activity done in large scale or small!
You can see the full tutorial, loaded with photos over at Stolloween. Don't forget to check out some of his other creations such as tree faces, zombies and skeletons!