The theme given for the September #CCBG Craft Challenge is Kitchen themed crafts/DIY and this got me thinking. A few months ago, my little one and I had lots of fun randomly trying vegetable printing.
Here’s a step by step creative art idea using Okra (lady’s finger) which is lots of fun for little ones to try.
- White Paper or card stock
- Paints (Poster Colors/ Tempera/ Acrylic)
- Brush and pallete
- Tissue paper
Step 1: Paint yellow using long horizontal strokes across the lower half of the sheet of paper.
Step 2: Paint light blue using long horizontal strokes above the yellow strip.
Step 3: Paint green grass using vertical strokes above the yellow strip as shown:
Step 4: Cut the Okra in the middle and pat it dry with a tissue paper, then dip it in paint and it’s ready to stamp onto paper.
Step 5: Stamp the okra ‘flowers’ at the tip of the green stokes
The final painting
I also tried creating ‘A valley of flowers’ using the same technique.
This activity will help teach your child to use interesting materials to create beautiful prints and ensure that your child finds innovative ways to express himself through art.
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