Lets make a seed bracelet! Frugal kids art.
Sooz from The Last Biscuit gave us this brilliant idea of making kids art with melon or pumpkin seeds! I think they turned out lovely. What do you think?
First we dried seeds from a gorgeous old butternut we had the pleasure of making butternut curry with… yummmm.
We dried the seeds by putting them in a little container. We left them on the kitchen windowsill to receive a bit of South African warmth.
When they were nice and dry, we decided to paint some yellow and some red. Master Sunshine decided army green would look extra cool and it would be ‘gross’ enough for him to wear. At the moment everything gross and yucky rocks his boat!
Very carefully we threaded a needle with some white thread and pushed the needle through the red painted seed and then the yellow seed and then the red and then the yellow… you get where I’m going with this? Thought so.
Easy peasy I tell you! The kiddos had fun too, I promise!
We tossed the leftover seeds in a window planter as a little treat for the birds and just like magic a new butternut squash started to grow… ok, it’s not magic but you know what I mean. Well, maybe it is kinda magical… how that little seed knows exactly what to do! Just look. So pretty.
Seeds are amazingly amazing… I tell ya.
We used to throw all our seeds in the bin. Lately we have gotten into the habbit of keeping them.
I don’t always know what else to do with seeds. If you have something on your blog for us to have a look at, please do share or write a comment explaining your method of seed keeping.