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.
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.
He followed my lead, took the pepper and made a stamp all by himself.
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.
Hope to see you there!