Pumpkin Seed Crafts

August 13, 2019
Color and dye pumpkin seeds for fall crafts and activities. This easy recipe is great for other autumn kids experiments, too! #pumpkinseeds #pumpkinseedsrecipe #pumpkinseedscrafts #pumpkinseedscolored #pumpkinseedsart #pumpkinseedsactivities #rainbowpumpkin #sensoryactivitiestoddlers #sensorybins #growingajeweledrose #activitiesforkids
Pumpkin seeds make a fantastic sensory material for play and learning activities.
They are great for lots of other crafting, too!  Read on to see how you can easily color and scent pumpkin seeds for Fall. 
Color and dye pumpkin seeds for fall crafts and activities. This easy recipe is great for other autumn kids experiments, too! #pumpkinseeds #pumpkinseedsrecipe #pumpkinseedscrafts #pumpkinseedscolored #pumpkinseedsart #pumpkinseedsactivities #rainbowpumpkin #sensoryactivitiestoddlers #sensorybins #growingajeweledrose #activitiesforkids
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Dyeing the pumpkin seeds was easy, and all of the colors and scents came together to capture the season perfectly!
You can buy bags of pumpkin seeds for this recipe or wait until you carve pumpkins, and use those seeds. 

Coloring Pumpkin Seeds for Play

Materials
We made 5 varieties of pumpkin seeds.  All the spices we used can be found in the pantry section of most grocery stores.

We used:
Method
  • Place the desired amount of pumpkin seeds into a zip-seal bag, using one bag for each variety of seeds that you wish to make.  
  • Add several drops of food coloring, the desired amount of scent, and 1-2 tablespoons of water.  
  • Seal the bags.
  • Then, have kids mix and shake the bags until the seeds are fully saturated in color.
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  • Once saturated open the bags and leave the seeds to dry.  Drying will take roughly 2-3 hours.Color and dye pumpkin seeds for fall crafts and activities. This easy recipe is great for other autumn kids experiments, too! #pumpkinseeds #pumpkinseedsrecipe #pumpkinseedscrafts #pumpkinseedscolored #pumpkinseedsart #pumpkinseedsactivities #rainbowpumpkin #sensoryactivitiestoddlers #sensorybins #growingajeweledrose #activitiesforkids
Once dry you can use the colorful pumpkin seeds in all sorts of ways!

Playing with Colored Pumpkin Seeds

  • Add the seeds to a play bin along with tongs, scoopers, and kitchen gadgets for some fabulous Fall sensory play.
  • Use pumpkin seeds to practice patterning, counting, and sorting.
  • Make Fall leaf trees using colorful pumpkin seeds.
Color and dye pumpkin seeds for fall crafts and activities. This easy recipe is great for other autumn kids experiments, too! #pumpkinseeds #pumpkinseedsrecipe #pumpkinseedscrafts #pumpkinseedscolored #pumpkinseedsart #pumpkinseedsactivities #rainbowpumpkin #sensoryactivitiestoddlers #sensorybins #growingajeweledrose #activitiesforkids
To do this glue twigs to paper, and then use the seeds to make the leaves.

Extend the Fun
Storage:
  • Store colored pumpkin seeds in an air-tight container, and they can be used again & again!
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Crystal Underwood is the writer and creator of Growing A Jeweled Rose. She has worked extensively with children and strongly believes in the importance of play at the core of early learning. She is passionate about the early years and believes that childhood should be a truly magical time in life. For all the best kids activities connect with Growing a Jeweled Rose below!