How many times have you told your children “don’t play with your food!” Well, you might want to take it back for a bit. We pulled out some vegetables from our garden that we had plenty of to do a little art project. It was quick and simple but also really fun!
Here is what you’ll need:
– a variety of vegetables
– a couple different paint colors
– paint brushes
– large paper to paint on
– an old men’s t-shirt for the kids to wear or some sort of apron – perfect to keep the paint off their clothes!
We used a bell pepper, lettuce, celery, and carrots. I think some corn or broccoli might be a fun addition next time. In order to avoid using a ton of paint we used a paint brush to add paint to the vegetable and then put it on the paper.
For the bell pepper, just slice it horizontally and clean out the insides. When you paint the rim it looks like a flower or four leaf clover! For the lettuce (green leaf or romaine is best) chop off most of the top leafy part and then you will have a cool design to paint on. Celery and carrots are pretty self explanatory – just use the ends!
That’s about all there is to it! Have fun!
PS – I’ve heard of people making some cool homemade cards with lettuce prints on the front. Sounds like a fun way to personalize a thank you or birthday card! Feel free to try that out, too!