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Monday, September 10, 2012

Stamping With Vegetables

Once you use up all the celery stalks and have just the core left, or when you buy too much okra for your jambalaya, rest assured that your kids can use the remains. As stamps!

We like Crayola Kids' Paint because it washes easily out of clothes if you follow the package instructions and use hot water. You'll also need to cut the okra and the celery core to prepare them for your kids.
Next, make a color palette. Ask your child(ren) to choose colors and pour a little onto a paper plate. Have your child(ren) dip the veggies into the paint, then stamp them onto a piece of paper.
The celery makes roses, and the okra makes cute accent flowers. Use a single celery stalk to make leaves for the flowers.
This could be done on kraft paper rolls for gift wrap, or to decorate plain gift bags or gift boxes. A regular piece of paper with the flower stamps could be framed and given as a gift. So many possibilities!
Full disclosure: my boys did not enjoy this as much as I did. My five-year-old declared the flowers to be "for girls" so he refused to use them. My two-year-old is a "me too" kid, so he did not want to stamp flowers either. He gave it a try, and was quickly done. So perhaps this is a better activity for young girls and less stubborn boys. Oh well; we tried.

I hope you have fun stamping with vegetables! As always, thanks for reading.


  1. Great post! I was looking up kids indoor activities when I came across your post. I am taking my niece and 2 nephews for a week while my sister goes on vacation. I don't have kids so I am a little nervous. I just want them to have fun. This is a great idea! Thanks so much for sharing. I will have to add this to my list of things.

    1. Lauren, thanks for stopping by! Good luck with your niece and nephews - - I think you get the Sister of the Year Award. I hope they have fun stamping with veggies.


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