With this easy fall craft, young students explore what’s inside of pumpkins.
What You Need:
- White construction paper
- Pumpkin seeds (in shells)
- Small plastic bowls, 3 per student
- Orange, green, and brown paints
- Tacky glue
- Orange construction paper
What You Do:
- Using the white construction paper, have students draw and cut out a pumpkin shape, including a leaf and stem.
- Each student place about 60 to 70 pumpkin seeds in a bowl. Pour orange paint on top of the seeds, and let the children mix them around until they are all covered.
- In a second bowl, students place about seven pumpkin seeds. Pour brown paint on top, and let students mix them around until seeds are covered.
- In a third bowl, students place about eight pumpkin seeds. Pour green paint on top and let them mix it around until seeds are covered.
- Let all of the seeds dry. You may suggest the students lay them out on another piece of construction paper so they don't clump.
- Have students spread tacky glue all over the pumpkin shapes they cut out.
- Students can place the dried orange seeds onto the glue to cover the pumpkin, except for the leaf and stem.
- Students can add the brown seeds to the stem and green seeds to the leaf.
- Mount the pumpkins on orange construction paper.