Monday, October 18, 2010

Pumpkin Seed Art

What do you do with all of those seeds after you have cleaned out the pumpkin? Well, if you don't like to eat them, then here is great way to use up those seeds and have a lot of fun at the same time.


Pumpkin Seeds (either in a bag or prepared in the oven)
White Vinegar
Food Coloring
Plastic Cups
Construction Paper
Tree with No Leaves (or other template)


The night before you plan on using the seeds, pour white vinegar into the plastic cups, add a few drops of food coloring and dump dried seeds into the cup. Stir to make sure all the seeds are covered. Stir seeds occasionally.

The next day strain off the water and spread the seeds out on a cookie sheet. Place in low heat oven (around 250F) for approx 20 min. Stir occasionally.

Once the colored seeds are dry you are ready to start using them as leaves on your tree! Have child use a q-tip to place some glue on the seed and stick it down to the paper!

There are so many ways to use these seeds. You can do mosaics, flowers, leaves...Your child's imagination is the limit!

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