The preschool kiddos have enjoyed our colorful pumpkin seed discovery bottles. The seeds have been in our science center since I put them together. Well, one day a few children asked if we could use them for art. Of course, my answer was yes! Here’s some fall art for kids using the dyed seeds.
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pumpkin seed fall art for kids
We grabbed some paper and glue, along with a bowl full of dyed pumpkin seeds (learn how to dye the seeds in this post), and sat down at the art table. Some of the children just loved running their fingers through the seeds, so I let them do so. Others wanted to glue the seeds all over their paper, and that was great too.
A few wanted to create something specific, but couldn’t decide what they wanted to make. So they ended up chatting with me about the pumpkin seeds for a while. We chatted about our observations, commenting on the different colors, the scent of the seeds, and how they felt. Then we got on the topic of the shape of the seeds. I mentioned that they were tear-drop shaped, which led into a side discussion all about tears. It’s preschool – we get into a lot of interesting side discussions! 🙂
Once the tear-drop conversation dried up, one of the kiddos said, “The seeds look like leaves!” That led to the decision to make fall tree art. Which is what a few of us ended up doing! We looked out the windows and observed how the trees looked, so we could draw the trunks and branches.
Then it was onto adding the seeds! It was fun to see which children added one or two, while others went wild with adding seeds to their trees. In the end, everyone seemed rather happy with how things turned out! I have to admit, I always find it interesting to observe how children come up with different ideas. It’s even more fun to be a part of that process.
Would your children enjoy making art with colorful pumpkin seeds?
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