Today, I have a fun activity for you to do with your kids for St. Patrick’s Day. Did you know if you cut a green (or red, yellow, or orange) pepper in half it looks very similar to a shamrock shape? It does! Add a little green paint and you have a fun stamping activity for your kids to do.
These pictures are from last year. My kids look so little! I never blogged about this project, although we do plan on doing this again this year since it was so fun.
Green Pepper Shamrocks
- Green pepper (1/2 per child)
- Green paint
- Paper plate(s)
Start by having an adult cut the green pepper in half. (Do not cut it lengthwise or this project will not work correctly).
Spread some green paint on a paper plate for each child. You can use any kind of paint. We used acrylic paint because it is what we had, but realize if this gets on clothing it can stain. If you have younger children or are worried about messes, use a washable kid’s paint instead.
Now it is time to have fun and let your kids stamp away! If they are older, once the paint is dry you can have them either paint or draw on the shamrock stems.
Whenever we do painting projects, I always use one of our thin plastic cutting boards underneath the kid’s papers. (They are old ones that we re-purposed just for crafts) This helps to contain some of the mess. The paint doesn’t bleed through onto the table and most of the mess is contained. I give them a quick rinse and then throw them into the dishwasher.
Do you have any fun St. Patrick’s Day crafts you have done with your kids? I would love to hear about it!
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