I recently saw a picture on pinterest that I think I am going to have to try with my kids or with my Girl Scout Troop. It's a cute way to make a pumpkin.
*Aluminum dryer hose
*Hot glue gun w/ glue
*Paint & glitter (your choice of colors)
You wrap the dryer hose in a circle and hot glue it together. You could either paint it first or do it after. I recommend after. Craft a handle/stem out of the cardboard and then hot glue it on.