Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Pumpkin Seed Pictures

Materials Needed:
  • dry pumpkin seeds
  • paint (various colors, depending on your design) 
  • paintbrushes (not needed if you use a zippered baggie)
  • paper plate or bowl (or zippered baggie) 
  • wax paper
  • paper
  • glue
  • Witch drawn by Mama and filled in by Mia, age 3 1/2
  • pencil
  1. Paint pumpkin seeds. You can do this on a paper plate or in a shallow bowl. (You could also put the seeds in a zippered baggie along with paint and shake it up. I felt that this was the most efficient and least messy of the ways that we tried.) Lay seeds on wax paper to dry. (We used a separate piece of wax paper for each color, which worked well.)
  2. While pumpkin seeds are drying, draw your design on paper.
  3. Glue seeds onto paper to fill in the design (in the style of a mosaic).
I made my jack-o'-lantern on black paper and skipped filling in the eyes, nose, and mouth.
Note: We tried coloring the seeds with markers instead of paint for a less messy option, but regular markers did not work well on the seeds. Permanent markers may work better, but we didn't try this.
This craft was inspired by this site.

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