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Green Pepper Stamping: Shamrocks

Stamped Shamrocks

March 6, 2012 Sarah Coggins

A St. Patrick’s Day inspired craft I’ve seen numerous times in the past is stamping shamrocks using a green pepper. I confess, the thrifty side of me hated wasting using an entire pepper for this so I cut off about 1/3 and then stashed the rest back in the fridge for dinner.

Green Pepper Stamping: Supplies

The initial reaction when I handed my son the project supplies was confusion. I can’t blame him. Why in the world would mama hand him paint and a vegetable? So, I showed him how to dip the pepper into the paint and stamp a shamrock shape.

Green Pepper Stamping: Shamrocks

He followed my lead, took the pepper and made a stamp all by himself.

Green Pepper Stamping: Shamrocks

Then came the “oops” moment. What I neglected to realize until we were in the midst of the process is that a short stubby slick section of green pepper + paint getting on fingers = slimy and hard for him to pick up (me too for that matter). So after one awesome stamp by each of us followed by a second attempt by my son that resulted in a big paint blob over my stamped shamrock, we moved on to finger painting. Got to roll with the art flow here. Next time, I’ll let him have the whole pepper. 🙂

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  • Jo March 6, 2012 at 10:19 am
    I'm gonna have to do this with my son. TFS!
  • allison c March 6, 2012 at 5:20 pm
    HA! That's pretty funny about the slimy part. I wouldn't have thought of that. Looks like so much fun, though!
  • Suzanne March 10, 2012 at 1:02 pm
    So clever! I'm totally going to try this with Lily. She'll love it!
  • Doree Martin March 6, 2014 at 1:08 pm
    This is such an awesome project to do with my son. He's going to love it, I can't wait.
    -Doree #ThrowbackThursdaylinkup
  • Teri March 6, 2014 at 3:00 pm
    What a cute idea! I would be thrilled if you would share this at my "Get Your Blarney On" link party. It's all about celebrating St. Patrick's Day!
    Hope to see you there!
  • Tanya March 8, 2014 at 9:07 am
    This is such a good idea! I would of never thought to use a pepper! Thanks for linking up to #throwbackthursdaylinkup!
  • Tanya March 8, 2014 at 9:07 am
    This is such a good idea! I would of never thought to use a pepper! Thanks for linking up to #throwbackthursdaylinkup!
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