Plain paper pumpkins are transformed into jack-o'-lanterns in this group activity.
Before the party, cut a half dozen or so pumpkins of various sizes out of orange construction paper or poster board. Click on the following link for a printable version of the Pumpkin template.
Then use poster tack to stick them to the side of the house or a shed.
Next, cut out paper jack-o'-lantern facial features for all of the pumpkins, varying the shapes and colors, Click on the following links for printable versions of fun jack-o'-lantern eyes, noses, and mouths.
Place all the pieces in a large container.
When it's time to start decorating, have everybody take turns pulling out one feature at a time and using a glue stick to attach it to any pumpkin they choose. Keep going until all the jack-o'-lanterns are complete.