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Sunday, September 30, 2012

The Little Brush That Could- Week 12

Need something to do with all those pumpkin seeds??
This pumpkin seed necklace makes a great accessory for Halloween and perfect for a costume accessory!
You will need:
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 (We like messy!)
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.

Pumpkin seed necklace

Pumpkin seed necklace close up
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.

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