This simple craft makes a great activity for a group: even the littlest hands can help tear the tissue paper into small pieces. Use an artificial pumpkin, and you'll have a lasting family memento.
Gather tissue paper, several paintbrushes, and a container of Mod Podge or watered-down white glue. Working on a protected surface, simply tear the tissue into squares and paste them in place. We found that double layers of tissue produced the boldest colors, and a topcoat of Mod Podge gave the finish durability.