Crafty Tuesday: Painting with Vegetables

Last night while I was cutting the broccoli for dinner I decided that was the perfect time to paint with vegetables.  We got out a few vegetables, some paper, and paint and the girls had a great time.  I then remembered my itty bitty cookie cutters which led to even more fun!  Painting with vegetables may be weird for your children (my 3.5 year old was very shy at first) but given encouragement they will be asking for even more foods out of the fridge!

Materials to Paint with Vegetables

  • Paper
  • Paint – I really like the Crayola Washable Kid’s Paint. We have had these for years and they have never ever stained clothing (or anything else for that matter).
  • Vegetables (and fruit!) – Broccoli, carrots, potatoes
  • ** Cookie Cutters – Optional – How cute are these?

Paint with Vegetables

Cut some broccoli and let your children paint with the stalks and the trees (yep, I am definitely a parent). Roll carrots in paint and then roll it across some paper. Get out a few potatoes and cut in to rectangles or other fun shapes. The sky is the limit! You can even get out some cookie cutters and make really fun shapes.

This is a craft that allows children to be creative. Children will think critically about their painting tools and will ask a lot of questions. This is a fun craft that is very educational at the same time.

Painting with broccoli IS fun!

My girls loved their creations and showed my husband as soon as he walked through the door.  It’s awesome when such a simple idea is so much fun!