This Pumpkin Seed Necklace is an old favorite updated in Halloween colors.
Pumpkin seeds (roasted)
Paint (orange, black, white and green)
Needle and thread
(Kitchen foil to put seeds on while you paint them)
Paint your pumpkin seeds in orange, green, white and black. The easiest way to do this is to put them on kitchen foil so that they will not stick to anything while they dry. But it is a very messy job!
When your seeds are dry, thread your needle with a length of thread long enough to go over your head with 3 or 4 inches to spare. Put your seeds a few at a time on a pile on newspaper or a thin sponge. One by one push the needle down through the seed - when you have pierced the seed safely, pick it up and pull it through the thread.
When your thread is about two thirds filled, knot the ends together tightly.
Note: you need a sharp needle for this so make sure children are well supervised or that an adult does the threading.
Editor's Note: Try this suggestion from Bethe Almeras the Grass Stain Guru "If you don't paint the Pumkin Seeds but roasted them with different flavors you have a healthy version of a Candy Necklace".
Annother Editor's Note: Katje Lehman of katjeblogspot.com suggests that "Instead of painting them, put them in a ziplock bag with drops of food coloring, just like you do macaroni"
This craft reprinted courtesy of ActivityVillage.co.uk.