Try something new this fall with dyed pumpkin seeds. It’s a great way to explore seeds and use something different to create art.
Dyed Pumpkin Seed Fall Art
- 1-2 pkgs. Pumpkin Seeds
- 5 Disposable Cups
- 10 Tbsp. White Vinegar
- Food Coloring—red, yellow, orange, green, purple
- Sheets of White Paper
- Glue Stick
In each of the 5 cups, put 2 tablespoons of vinegar and 1/3 cup water. Add 8-10 drops of coloring to each cup and mix well.
Divide the seeds and place some into each cup and mix well. Let the seeds soak for about an hour.
Lay out on a wax paper lined baking sheet, and let dry overnight. Children will love the fun colors!
On a sheet of paper draw an outline of a fall picture. Examples: Tree, Pumpkin, or an apple. Use the pumpkin seeds to fill in the picture by placing glue in the outline and placing seeds all over.
Let dry for about 5-10 minutes.
You may want to try using a heavier duty glue but if it’s applied thick enough, the seeds will stick with a glue stick. Otherwise, practice “dot-dot-not-a-lot” with a glue bottle. You don’t want those seeds too wet.
Have fun with the endless possibilities with this fun fall craft!