Halloween Pumpkin Papier Mache Pumpkin - Use a balloon and twine to form the pumpkin sections, then add your layers of paper strips. Allow to dry overnight, then paint. Very Clever! This link also provides you with a Homemade Candy Corn recipe!
I love this idea but I also treasure finding "skeleton leaves" naturally. DIY Translucent Leaves: Let leaves soak in Arm and Hammer Washing Soda for a few days, then take a brush and lightly brush off the.) And you have Translucent leaves