Make Dyed Pumpkin Seeds for Sensory and Fine Motor Play:
This year we made them a bit differently than last year. I tried to roast the seeds after coloring them with the food coloring. To make our seeds this year, we used liquid food coloring dye
and gel food coloring
. Each type of food coloring worked really well. The problem with roasting the seeds after coloring them is that the colors don’t “stick” as well to the seed, making less vivid colors. I would suggest first roasting your seeds and THEN dying them like we did here.
We used our dyed seeds in art projects first. manipulating those seeds is a great way to work on fine motor skills. Little Sister was SO excited to make art!
We made pretty symmetrical pictures.
Little Guy made a gingerbread man. Because why not??! 😉
Be sure to use your dyed pumpkin seeds for a few fun ideas like these: