Pumpkin Seed Mosaics

Roasted pumpkin seeds weren't too big of a hit at our house so we decided to craft with our seeds instead. 


We divided our seeds in to four zip-loc bags and then each of the kids used liquid water color to dye a bag their favorite color. 


little lady: pink, mini man: orange, big buddy: blue, v: violet

After the seeds had dried the kids glued them to foam board - we have lots of this laying around but I'm sure study paper would work just fine. 



The kids all did one picture where they placed the seeds at random anywhere they wanted. Then I encouraged them to fill in the first letter of their names. 


As you can see from the picture above Little Lady didn't quite get concept of placing the seeds inside her 'K'. She did however amaze me with how she handled the glue. I started by showing her how to squeeze out a small amount of glue out and put a seed on top. She kept at it, quietly whispering "dot, seed, dot, seed" as she worked. 


I know most people love roasted pumpkins seeds but if next year you are looking for a little something different to do with your seeds, this was a fun alternative.  

4 comments:

  1. Hi Rachel! I saw this the other day and then looked at the pile of pumpkin seeds laying on my counter that had yet to be roasted, and decided to use your idea and craft with them. We made ours into an Indian Corn Craft. I wanted to let you know I linked back to you from where I got the awesome idea.

    Here is the link to my post:
    http://iheartcraftythings.blogspot.com/2012/11/indian-corn-craft-using-dyed-pumpkin.html

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    1. Thanks Rachel! I love the idea of using them to make Indian Corn, we'll maybe have to try that next year.

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  2. What a great idea. Never thought of dying pumpkin seeds. I would love for you to add this, and any other of your great posts to my weekly Mom's Library Link-Up.
    http://heymommychocolatemilk.blogspot.com/2012/11/co-hosting-moms-library-5-for-me.html

    Thanks and be blessed,
    Julie @ Hey Mommy, Chocolate Milk

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  3. I really like this idea! Honestly, I don't think I'll get around to toasting pumpkin seeds, since I'm the only one who likes them! But my son would love this art project! Great for fine motor, too!

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