Fall is in full swing, and with Halloween just around the corner, pumpkins abound! But what do you do with the leftover pumpkin seeds after carving? That’s why today, I’m excited to share with you my list of pumpkin seed crafts.
Looking for more ways to have your kids engaged in learning this fall season? Check out my bigger list of Pumpkin Activities for Kids!
These crafts are easy, affordable, and most importantly, fun for the whole family!
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How do you dry pumpkin seeds for crafts?
Before you dive into making pumpkin seed crafts, you’ll want to make sure your seeds are properly dried. Drying pumpkin seeds ensures that they won’t mold or spoil and that they’re easier to work with.
First, separate the seeds from the pumpkin flesh and rinse them in a colander to remove any excess pulp. Spread the seeds in a single layer on a baking sheet and let them dry completely. This can take anywhere from a few hours to a few days, depending on the humidity and temperature in your home.
Once the seeds are dry, you can store them in an airtight container until you’re ready to use them for crafts.
Recommended Pumpkin Books for Kids
These books are perfect for fall. Kids will love stories about growing, talking, or rolling pumpkins. Not only they are entertaining but educational, too!
Too Many PumpkinsSeed, Sprout, Pumpkin, Pie (Picture the Seasons)The Ugly PumpkinThe Roll-Away Pumpkin: A Wonderful & Whimsical Book for Kids! Perfect for the Fall or Autumn Season, Halloween, & Thanksgiving!How Big Could Your Pumpkin Grow?Pumpkin Jack
Recommended Pumpkin Puzzles and Stationary
Let kids enjoy the fall season more with these pumpkin-themed puzzles and stationary to spice up your fall learning.
Aquarius Peanuts Great Pumpkin Jigsaw Puzzle (1000 Pieces), Collectibles, Glare Free, 20 x 28 In300 Piece Puzzles for Adults Large Piece, Fall Thanksgiving Pumpkin Car Wooden Jigsaw Puzzles, Kids Seniors Toddlers Puzzle Games, Family Educational Toys, Holiday Children Gift, Home Decoration48pcs HB Fall Themed Pencils Thanksgiving Party Pencils Translucent Pencil Multipoint Pencil Multicolor Non- Sharpening Stackable Pencils Pop Up Plastic Pencils Maple Leaf Autumn Pencils ，4 styleFun Express – Pumpkin Spiral Notepad for Halloween – Stationery – Notepads – Notepads – Halloween – 12 PiecesPumpkin Notebook: For School, Home or Work. Halloween & Fall Season Theme -110 College Ruled Blank Pages. Use as a Journal, Diary, Planner or Party Favor!50 Packs Cute Pumpkin Stickers Water Bottles Laptop Phone Computer Guitar Skateboard Hydroflasks Classic Pumpkin Vinyl Sticker Waterproof Aesthetic Trendy Decals for Teens Girls Adults
From creating fall trees to a cute Halloween pumpkin, the possibilities are endless. You can’t go wrong with any of these pumpkin seed crafts.
And not only are these crafts fun, but they’re also a great way to teach your kids about the life cycle of a pumpkin and what you can find inside.
More Pumpkin Activities
Pumpkin Emotions Craft on Simple Everyday Mom
Pumpkin Size Sorting Printable Activity on Darcy and Brian