First we drew a pumpkin - LARGE!
Then we taped our paper down to a painting board and mixed several tints of orange tempera paint.
We filled in all of the sections of the pumpkin with different orange colors, then divided the background into four sections and painted each section a different color.
After drying, we filled in each painted section with a pattern of some kind. Dots, stripes, circles, zigzags, whatever we could think of. We used white tempera paint for many of these patterns.
We used sponge stamps and other items to create some of our patterns (such as circles from a soda bottle lid), but many we just painted on with a brush.
Aren't they awesome?