Monday, November 21, 2011

Fall Pumpkin Seed Art

You can use any large seeds like those from a pie pumpkin, or hard squash that you may have from cooking this fall. Dying them is simple. 
To make some fun art project, all you need is:
 *dried pumpkin seeds
*food coloring
Place 1/4 to 1/2 cup water in small cups. 
Add 1 Tablespoon of vinegar, and several drops of food coloring to the cups. 

Add seeds to bowls of colors.  
Allow the dried seeds to soak in the colored water for 2 to 4 hours
, then remove them from the water & allow them to dry over night. You then have a colorful, natural, free, craft item. 
You can make mosaics or necklaces with them. Some will dye a solid color & others will be speckled.   
 We divided the different colors out for each kids - gave them some paper and glue and let them create away. 

The kids added some fun details with markers. 
 They said they liked working with the seeds a lot and made some pretty cute art pieces.  It was fun to see how different each child's turned out.


Elisabeth Hirsch said...

I cannot wait to try this! Sooo awesome :0)

I love how creative your kids are.

Nicole said...

Very cute!!!