I bought a tiny pumpkin for a dollar at the grocery store the other day because I thought Violet might like to paint it. I was right! She painted it this morning and enjoyed every second of it.
It was even a learning experience for her, because she kept requesting purple paint, which we didn't have, and learned really quickly that when I mixed red and blue for her it made purple. She though it was very cool. Now it is out on our front step, and she has mentioned several times how excited she is for everyone to see it as they walk by.