These are some my favorite educational links for Pumpkins and Costumes.
Making costumes is advanced Montessori handwork. It's creative and fun!
Art Recipes has an easy face paint recipe and how to links.
Here are some educational ideas and practical life skills using pumpkins
Lots and lots of Free Halloween Printouts !
Life Cycle of a Pumpkin-check out Montessori for Everybody for this great resource. Click on culture materials to find the printout.
Practical Life Ideas include washing a small pumpkin with a toothbrush and water and drying it with a small towel, hammering golf tees with a wooden hammer or mallet into a large pumpkin and spooning dry pumpkin seeds from one bowl to another.