It’s time for another fun crafting challenge. You might have noticed over the past couple of months, a group of blogging friends and I have been challenging each other to come up with ideas on different themes. This month we’ve been trying out Veggie stamping crafts and we’d love to challenge you to join us and try out your own crafty ideas with vegetables too. Check the end of the post for more creative veggie ideas from the other Kids Craft Stars.

Veggie stamping with Okra. A fun way for kids to paint

For our veggie stamping craft, we chose okra (aka lady’s fingers, bamia, bhindi or gumbo – depending what you know it as!) We kept it pretty simple by drawing our own colouring page outlines and then just filling them in with the paint and the okra print patterns.

I love the flower-like shape that okra makes when you print it. It’s definitely one of my favourite vegetable patterns.

IMG_5861Using food in play is a good way to get children used to these healthy items, and hopefully get them to consider eating that vegetable later on. I’ll admit, my children won’t eat okra right now, but I love it myself so maybe one day they will – so that I can cook an okra dish and know that everyone in the house would be happy to have it!

We made lots of different Okra stamped pictures. Of course we had to make some flowers, since the Okra shape is so much like a flower itself

okra stamping flower pictureWe also made butterflies by stamping on one side of the picture and then folding over to make a matching print on the other side.

okra stamped butterfly paintings, fold the paper to create a symmetrical paint printWe did some Spring bunnies too, and some letter practice for the children’s names

okra stamping paint activityIn English and in Arabic too

Arabic name painting done by Okra stampingIf your kids want to try colouring pictures by veggie stamping, you could print out any of these templates to use

More Veggie Stamping Ideas

Here are more fun veggie stamping crafts from the Kids Craft Stars. Make sure to follow us on Pinterest and check the #kidscraftstars hashtag on Instagram and Twitter to see what challenges are coming next, and keep up with all of the fun ideas.

Bell Pepper Stamping Bug Craft from A Little Pinch of Perfect

Stamped Carrot Bug Craft from Artsy Momma

Celery Stamping Rainbow Fish from Crafty Morning

Stamped Onion Prints from Fun Handprint Art

Potato Stamped Ladybug Cards from Glued to my Crafts

Potato Stamped Pandas from I Heart Arts n Crafts

Brussel Sprout Stamped Bunny from I Heart Crafty Things

Magically Appearing Fruit and Vegetable Prints from Pink Stripey Socks

Okra and French Beans Spring Pictures from Artsy Craftsy Mom

Fruit Stamped Lunch Bag from Hello, Wonderful

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