Here’s what we did yesterday. You could use popsicle sticks, but these are tongue depressors. (Well, the label on the package says they’re “craft sticks”, but they sure look like tongue depressors.) First you paint them orange… which for us meant that we had to mix our own paint. Turns out it takes about 8 parts yellow to one part red (or thereabouts — I was NOT measuring) to make this shade of orange.
It could be just me, but I found that the horizonal (side-to-side) sticks were easier to draw on than the vertical (up and down).
Oh, and the idea? Mix the sticks up and see if you can arrange them back into the pumpkin face!