Pumpkin Seed Mosaic

Seems like as soon as October hits, I become a professional pumpkin seed-roasting extraordinaire! I love it, but I think we all get a little sick of pumpkin seeds once we hit around the third week of the month. I needed a new use for my seeds and this darling owl was definitely worth the sacrifice of a few pumpkin seeds.

My daughter loved creating a seed mosaic. She got really involved in it and was really proud of her finished work.

Step-by-step tutorial

  • Step 1

    I drew a few pictures on some heavy-duty paper. (Your kids can do this step of course.) I wanted Emma (age 5) to really focus on putting together the mosaic, so I thought starting the first step for her would allow her to enjoy adding the seeds more.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 1

  • Step 2

    This was a perfect evening craft. It was calm and quiet. We used pumpkin and sunflower seeds, so Emma was snacking along the way. A nice healthy evening snack.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 2

  • Step 3

    She was really focused. I loved how she thought about each seed placement. It was really neat to see.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 3

  • Done!

    She finished the owl and moved onto the sunflower. They both came out so beautiful. I thought this would be a nice project to make as cards for the family. Please beware: If you are looking for a nice place for this to dry, do not choose your yard full of chipmunks. Um, yes....we learned this the hard way, but just another excuse to make more mosaics the next day!

    Photo reference of how to complete step 4

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