Use up your old veggies the artistic way – with our vegetable printing art projects for kids! They’re simple enough for preschoolers to try at home!
Moms of young kinds often complain that they have trouble cooking in peace – it’s hard when you’re constantly interrupted by cries of ‘Mommy I’m hungry’ or ‘Mommy I’m bored’!
But what if you had a solution that ensured that you could cook dinner in peace, while also keeping an eye on your little ones without any interruption from them?
Yes, it’s possible – with our vegetable printing art projects for kids! So while you slice and chop your veggies, give a slice to your preschooler with a pot of paint or a stamp pad and some paper. Then let them go crazy with their creativity and make some gorgeous artwork of their own!
10 Vegetable Printing Art Projects for Kids
Celery is one of the most popular vegetables used for art projects, probably because the long stalks make it easier for little hands to hold. Mum in the Madhouse shows us a project that creates gorgeous roses with a bunch of celery stalks.
Potatoes are a versatile ingredient – you can add it to almost any dish to make it heartier. The same also goes for potato as an art material – our potato print monsters are proof!
Bell peppers have a shape that are just perfect for shamrocks, and Wayne Wonder makes good use of this in this art project! Use peppers of any color – only the paint needs to be green!
Onions have a particular beauty to them with their many layers, and an onion slice is just as pretty, as Fun Handprint Art Blog shows with these cute onion stamped snails!
Just like potatoes, the firm texture of carrots make them perfect for print making. Check out this project form Artsy Momma that uses carrots to stamp out some adorable little lady bugs!
Okra has a beautiful natural symmetry that lends itself perfectly for some really pretty patterns! Look at how we use okra and beans to stamp out a complete spring flower scene.
Can you believe these pandas are potatoes? Actually, they’re stamped using potatoes, and I Heart Arts n Crafts makes it look really easy in their project tutorial.
Yes, Brussels sprouts are good for your body – and for your art! Take this bunny craft from I Heart Crafty Things for example, where the sprouts are stamped for a project that’s perfect for Easter.
Celery stalks can be used to add lovely prints to anything – fish, flowers and even owls! Crafty Morning has a cute little owl project that uses celery stalks for decorating its body.
As winter sets in and you start enjoying your vegetable soup, keep aside a potato half to make these cute potato print penguins! Add an igloo, some snowflakes and you have a lovely winter scene!
You can use pretty much any vegetable for printing, though root vegetables like potatoes, carrots and beets offer more scope for carving and customization. Okra, bell peppers, corn, onion and celery create pretty patterns on their own. You can use a fork or corn cob holders as a handle for the stamp. Wrap cling film around leafy vegetables to prevent them from falling apart. Try out some new veggies too – you never know what new pattern you’ll discover!