Before starting this project, you’ll need the following materials:
We had so much fun with our fruit stamping crafts.
So, we’ve decided to add celery to the mix! One of the reasons I wanted to do celery stamping is because it looks like a flower! How cool is that?
This is a perfect craft to do when your going to have some celery for a snack that day! Snacking and crafting now that’s what I’m taking about! We actually did a couple different crafts with this one.
There was just so many ideas I had to do them all!
I grabbed some celery and a couple different paint colors. Since the stamp is going to look like a flower I wanted to use some “flower-y” colors.
Step 1 – Cut Your Celery
I cut the bottom half of the celery stock off to create our flowers.
Step 2 – Dip Your Celery in Paint
I had my son gently dip his celery into the paint making sure it was completely covered so we would get a nice flower shape.
Quick Tip: If you see that the paint is a little “gunky” in spots just blow on it and it will “pop” the air bubbles.
Step 3 – Stamping Your Flower
Stamp your celery gently on the paper creating your flower. He was amazed that it actually looked like a flower! We have done several food stamping crafts but I think this was by far his favorite.
Quick Tip: The best way to have your paint ready is by using a large paper plate. Make sure your paint is spread out over the plate and your ready to go!
Step 4 – Finishing Touches
We did a couple different ideas. Some I just had him stamp the celery all over the page and another we actually tried making a bouquet. I was really amazed at what a great job he did once he got the hang of it.
Our attempt at celery stamping was a success!! Yay!! It does take a little practice to get it since the paint can get a little gunky but the results are well worth it, just have a little patience.
We even made this card for a friends birthday. I can see this used for so many things. Maybe we can make some wrapping paper next time!