Magic Pumpkin Seeds

I saw a post on Pinterest about planting "magic pumpkin seeds", and I knew it was something I wanted to do with my boys.  (I love that they all still believe in "magic".) 


In the version I saw (which you can find here), they plant seeds outside and grow baby pumpkins, but I came up with a fun "indoor" version.  Here it is:

First, we carved our pumpkins. 


Then, we roasted most of the pumpkin seeds, but set aside some "special" ones for planting.  (To roast pumpkin seeds: clean and pat them dry, spread on a cookie sheet, drizzle with melted butter, sprinkle with salt, and bake at 300 for approximately 45 minutes... stirring occasionally.) 

 

In order to make the "magic" seeds grow, we planted them in sugar and set them by the window so that the "night before Halloween moon" could shine on them while the boys were sleeping.



It totally worked... and tomorrow morning {Halloween Day}, the boys will see that the seeds have grown into cookie pop flowers.


I am so excited for the boys to see their cookie pops.  Would your little ones have fun waiting for magic pumpkin seeds to grow? 

♥ 
Gina Bell (aka East Coast Mommy)

PS (Look at what I just packed in my oldest son's lunch.  I wonder if he'll get the pun?  It doesn't really matter though... he'll only care about the Smarties anyway.  :-)

20 comments:

  1. I love this....Haha, the mummy joke made me laugh and I'm sure at the very least his teacher will have a laugh. Great idea with the magic pumpkin seeds, I'm thinking I might change it a little and do something like it for halloween...mine still believe in magic too :)

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  2. These are all Sooo amazing..I would LOVE for you to please share this post at my 6Wicked Days of Halloween party today pweeease... http://theartsygirlconnection.blogspot.com/2011/10/flash-back-halloween-6-wicked-days-of.html ..wishing u a spootacular day :))

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  3. That is an adorable idea! Love that! And thanks for sharing the link for how you roasted your pumpkin seeds. We saved ours from yesterday's carving and now my teenager is begging to make them. I am going to use your recipe! Thanks so much for always stopping by and leaving a comment.

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  4. Thank you for linking up to my Magic Pumpkin Seed post!!! I love the way you changed it up - so clever!

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  5. What a wonderful idea! So wish I would have read this before Halloween :) Too cute! Have to "pin" this for next year!

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