What to do with pumpkin seeds? Make spicy curry pumpkin seeds or HALLOWEEN maracas for all to hear!

While the rest of the United States was busy dressing up for Halloween parties on Saturday night, my little family and I decided on some crafty fun.  We carved our pumpkin and scooped out the seeds to make spicy curry pumpkin seeds.  We had a few left over kernels and went big in the maraca direction making noisemakers!

All photos taken by: Mando Lopez and Nicole Presley

Here’s how we did it….

Ingredients for spicy curry pumpkin seeds:

1 1/2 cups pumpkin seeds

enough water to fill a pot halfway

3 tablespoons of salt

juice from 1 1/2 limes.  Should make about 3 tablespoons

1/4 teaspoon yellow curry powder

1/4 teaspoon chipotle powder

1/4 teaspoon Lawry’s seasoning salt

1/4 teaspoon Tajin (chile and lime pepper)

non-stick cooking spray.

First cut into pumpkin and scoop out all the seeds…

   

   

Pour water into a medium sauce pan to fill halfway, then add salt. Bring salted water to a boil over medium flame.  While you are waiting for your water to boil.  Clean gunk off of pumpkin seeds by running under water.

Once water is boiling add pumpkin seeds and boil for 7 to 8 minutes.  Remove from flame and allow seeds to soak in hot water for another 5 to 10 minutes.

Then drain seeds and dry off on a paper towel.

Next mix  lime juice, yellow curry, chipotle pepper, Lawry’s, and Tajin in a small bowl together well.  Then add in dried off pumpkin seeds.  Mix to coat.

   

Spray a baking sheet with a non-stick cooking spray and spread the coated pumpkin seeds on top in a single layer.  Bake for 20 minutes or until golden/dry. Keep an eye on your pumpkin seeds because they have a tendency to burn quickly.

                      

 

Things needed for maracas:

- Empty 8oz. water bottle

- A round stick to fit opening of bottle

- Pumpkin seeds ( about 10 to 15)

- White spray paint

- Glue water (1 part glue, 1 part water)

- Felt

- Tissue paper

- Construction paper

- Foil tape

- Aluminum foil

- Sharpies

- White water-color paint

Start by spray painting the outside of the water bottle white.  Allow it to dry a bit, then add pumpkin seeds inside.

              

Next take some glue and apply to the inside rim of the bottle.  Then insert the round stick for a firm fit.  Last wrap the foil tape around the opening and the stick.

What you do after this is entirely up to you.  Create your spooky maracas anyway you wish.  I used tissue paper to create the color of skin I desired.  Take your gluewater and brush it on the entire bottle, then take strips of tissue paper and place them around the bottle.  Next brush gluewater over the tissue strips.  Repeat till you reach the desired hue.  Then decorate it with felt, construction paper, paint, aluminum foil or sharpies to create the face of the maraca….. Here are a few examples of what we did.

   

Happy Halloween! Hope it’s a SCARY one!

 

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16 Responses to What to do with pumpkin seeds? Make spicy curry pumpkin seeds or HALLOWEEN maracas for all to hear!

  1. rachel says:

    Your pumpkin has the best expression ever.

  2. Curt says:

    Those are some pretty spicy pumpkin seeds. I’ll bet they’re very tasty!

  3. Ericka says:

    Super cute! I love the devil maraca!

  4. So cute! I wish I would have seen these last night – I threw away my pumpkin seeds :(
    Oh well, there’s next year! ENJOY your Halloween!

  5. Vianessa says:

    I call dibs on the devil maraca!

  6. Clever ideas! I’m going to forward this to my cousin who had us doing arts and crafts at a kids’ halloween party this weekend.

    Mercedes
    http://BeChicMag.com

  7. Helena says:

    Love it! I want to make those maracas :)

  8. Sujeiry says:

    Wow! You sure do a lot for Halloween! I was just proud of myself for buying candy for trick or treaters lol. Love the creativity!

  9. so freakin’ adorable! loooove it! i wish i had time to do all the creative things I have in my mind!

  10. i love this! and i love curry!

  11. Me encanta! Gracias por el tip! Super divertido!

    wwww.comiendoenla.com

  12. Que rico! Spicy curry! Love it.
    Maracas are super cool, tambien!

  13. Morena says:

    Wow, those spicy pumpkin seeds are such a great idea. Thanx! I always buy them and end up not eating them cause I don’t know what to do with them.

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