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.
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.
Using 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
We also made butterflies by stamping on one side of the picture and then folding over to make a matching print on the other side.
We did some Spring bunnies too, and some letter practice for the children’s names
In English and in Arabic too
If 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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