Neon Pumpkin Seeds

October 06, 2019
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When you are carving those pumpkins this year why not save the seeds and use them for arts, crafts, and other Fall activities?
Following this simple recipe you can make your own colorful pumpkin seeds that glow-in-the-dark!
Make neon pumpkin seeds for arts, crafts, & sensory activities. Glow-in-the-dark pumpkin seeds are easy to make & they can be used in SO MANY ways! #glowinthedarkpumpkinideas #glowingpumpkinart #glowingpumpkincraft #pumpkinseeds #pumpkinseedsrecipe #pumpkinseedscraftsforkids #howtocolorpumpkinseeds #glowinthedarkpumpkinseeds #neonpumpkinseeds #fallcrafts #growingajeweledrose #activitiesforkids
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My kids had a lot of fun with this activity, and we have found tons of fun ways to use our neon pumpkin seeds!  Are you ready to make your own?

How to Make Rainbow Pumpkin Seeds that Glow-in-the-Dark

Materials
Note:  For the best effect you will want to use a blacklight for this activity. My girls love using these super cool flashlights.  We also have a blacklight fixture that we use.

Method
  • Begin by adding the desired amount of pumpkin seeds to a zip-seal bag, using one bag for each color of pumpkin seeds that you wish to make.
  • Add 1-2 tablespoons of neon paint to each bag along with a bit of water (we used roughly 3 tablespoons)
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  • Seal the bags tightly.
  • Then, have the kids mix and shake them until the pumpkin seeds are fully saturated in color.
  • Leave the seeds to sit in the bags for roughly 20 minutes.
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  • Then, lay them out on a cookie sheet or similar to dry.  
  • We used paper towels for drying, but I would use a cookie sheet next time to prevent sticking.
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    • Once dry you will have super vibrant neon pumpkin seeds!
    Make neon pumpkin seeds for arts, crafts, & sensory activities. Glow-in-the-dark pumpkin seeds are easy to make & they can be used in SO MANY ways! #glowinthedarkpumpkinideas #glowingpumpkinart #glowingpumpkincraft #pumpkinseeds #pumpkinseedsrecipe #pumpkinseedscraftsforkids #howtocolorpumpkinseeds #glowinthedarkpumpkinseeds #neonpumpkinseeds #fallcrafts #growingajeweledrose #activitiesforkids
    They turned out so fantastically colorful, and we have found all sorts of fun ways to use them!

    • Rosie and Jewel began by making fall trees.
    Make fall trees using glow-in-the-dark pumpkin seeds.  Easy autumn craft for kids. #glowinthedarkpumpkinideas #glowingpumpkinart #glowingpumpkincraft #pumpkinseeds #pumpkinseedsrecipe #pumpkinseedscraftsforkids #howtocolorpumpkinseeds #glowinthedarkpumpkinseeds #neonpumpkinseeds #fallcrafts #growingajeweledrose #activitiesforkids

    • Then, they used the seeds for counting, sorting, and sensory play.
    Make your own glowing pumpkin seeds for arts, crafts, and autumn activities.  These colorful seeds are great for sorting counting, and so much more. #glowinthedarkpumpkinideas #glowingpumpkinart #glowingpumpkincraft #pumpkinseeds #pumpkinseedsrecipe #pumpkinseedscraftsforkids #howtocolorpumpkinseeds #glowinthedarkpumpkinseeds #neonpumpkinseeds #fallcrafts #growingajeweledrose #activitiesforkids
    Make your own glowing pumpkin seeds for arts, crafts, and autumn activities.  These colorful seeds are great for sorting counting, and so much more. #glowinthedarkpumpkinideas #glowingpumpkinart #glowingpumpkincraft #pumpkinseeds #pumpkinseedsrecipe #pumpkinseedscraftsforkids #howtocolorpumpkinseeds #glowinthedarkpumpkinseeds #neonpumpkinseeds #fallcrafts #growingajeweledrose #activitiesforkids

    Other Fun Ways to Use Neon Pumpkin Seeds:

    Pumpkin seed crafts and activities for kids.  Tons of ideas including how to make neon pumpkin seeds! #glowinthedarkpumpkinideas #glowingpumpkinart #glowingpumpkincraft #pumpkinseeds #pumpkinseedsrecipe #pumpkinseedscraftsforkids #howtocolorpumpkinseeds #glowinthedarkpumpkinseeds #neonpumpkinseeds #fallcrafts #growingajeweledrose #activitiesforkids
    Pumpkin seed crafts and activities for kids.  Tons of ideas including how to make neon pumpkin seeds! #glowinthedarkpumpkinideas #glowingpumpkinart #glowingpumpkincraft #pumpkinseeds #pumpkinseedsrecipe #pumpkinseedscraftsforkids #howtocolorpumpkinseeds #glowinthedarkpumpkinseeds #neonpumpkinseeds #fallcrafts #growingajeweledrose #activitiesforkids

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    Pumpkin seed crafts and activities for kids.  Tons of ideas including how to make neon pumpkin seeds! #glowinthedarkpumpkinideas #glowingpumpkinart #glowingpumpkincraft #pumpkinseeds #pumpkinseedsrecipe #pumpkinseedscraftsforkids #howtocolorpumpkinseeds #glowinthedarkpumpkinseeds #neonpumpkinseeds #fallcrafts #growingajeweledrose #activitiesforkids

    Pumpkin seed crafts and activities for kids.  Tons of ideas including how to make neon pumpkin seeds! #glowinthedarkpumpkinideas #glowingpumpkinart #glowingpumpkincraft #pumpkinseeds #pumpkinseedsrecipe #pumpkinseedscraftsforkids #howtocolorpumpkinseeds #glowinthedarkpumpkinseeds #neonpumpkinseeds #fallcrafts #growingajeweledrose #activitiesforkids
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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!