Who says this time of year has to be all black and orange, orange and black?
We say rainbow is the new hot color for the fall holiday, and there's no talking us out of how cool these colorful seeds are to decorate with!
Two things. That's all you need to make these brightly hued pumpkin seeds. Like little gems for your seasonal décor, rainbow pumpkin seeds are better than confetti and way cuter than carving a boring old jack-o-lantern.
Start by putting pumpkin seeds in little zip top bags. You can harvest them fresh from your pumpkin, or use the bags of ready-roasted seeds. If using the fresh seeds, make sure you've cleaned and dried them incredibly well for best results.
Squeeze a smidgen of Betty Crocker gel food coloring into each bag. Squish the bags around, making sure the color coats the seeds.
Gently squeeze the seeds onto a parchment or foil-lined baking sheet. Bake for 10-15 minutes, or until the color has dried.
Got kids? Call 'em in to help! No kids? No prob -- this is fun and easy even for us adults.
Start decorating those pumpkins with your rainbow pumpkin seed. Please -- no snacking on the seeds -- but gluing them onto the clean, dry exterior of a pumpkin is a fun way to get your house ready for Halloween and beyond!
Once they're ready, put your pumpkins out on display!
Just think of the possibilities: A pumpkin with the initial of your last name placed on your doorstep, or a colorful turkey as your Thanksgiving table centerpiece -- or a fun and frolicking rainbow like we did just because.
No matter what you make with your colorful seeds -- just do it!