Mini Monets and Mommies: Pumpkin Seed Fall Tree Kids' Art!

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Pumpkin Seed Fall Tree Kids' Art!

Fall is pumpkin time! Pumpkin spice, coffee, cookies, cakes, cupcakes and of course crafts. My favorite thing to do with the seeds that we scoop out after carving out Halloween jack o’ lantern is coloring them (of course, that comes in a close second to eating them). While the colorful seeds are fun enough on their own, we added a little glue and made a textured fall tree!

Fall tree

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This isn’t just an autumn art activity. Instead of coloring the seeds with fall hues, your child can go with green and make spring or summer trees. In the winter, try some white tempera and make snow-covered seed-leaves.

What can the pumpkin seed art activity teach your child? A lot! Aside from the artsy aspect, there’s color recognition, math (count the seeds or make patterns with them), science (explore the seeds through the senses and discover the wonders of the fall season) and it also builds fine motor abilities.

Here’s What You’ll Need:

·        Pumpkin seeds

·        Food coloring (in fall colors)

·        Sandwich baggies

·        Card stock paper

·        Modeling clay

·        Clear-drying school glue

Here’s What to Do:

1.     Color the seeds. Put them in baggies. Add a drop or two of food coloring into each bag. Shake, and then pour the seeds out onto a piece of wax paper. Let them dry. For more detailed steps, check out my pumpkin seed coloring how-to.
 
Colorful craft

Pumpkin art



2.     Sculpt a trunk. Spread the clay out on the card stock in the shape of a trunk. Think of it like your child is finger painting with clay. Unless the clay is very old, it should stick. If it doesn’t, use a few dabs of glue.
 
Kids' craft

3.     Glue the dried colorful seeds on top of the trunk as leaves. Make patterns or just attach them in a random fall spread. Your child can also add a few to the bottom of the paper to look like fallen leaves.
 
Autumn art

That’s it! It’s a super-simple fun fall craft for kids.


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2 comments:

  1. What a fun and creative activity! Thanks for linking up at the Thoughtful Spot Blog Hop! :)

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  2. looks nice, I roasted pumpkin seeds never thought about making a craft with them but I really do like this idea
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