Friday, February 25, 2011

How we used Okra for painting

Using vegetable to make painting is simple and fun, especially when it doesn't have to be carved.

Okra is one of these types of vegetable when you cut it, it is like a shape of a flower. To make your garden ask an adult to help you cut the tops and bottoms of the okra about 1" high. Save the remaining part that is in the middle of the okra to make a delicious curry, check out this link.

For painting you need...

the 1" tops and bottoms of the okra
2 or more crayola poster paint or acrylic paint
dish to put the paint
paper for painting

Dip the okra pieces one piece for each colour and use your imagination to make beautiful paintings.

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  1. a very cute & wonderful idea !!I remember when I was a child, we used divided raw potatoes

  2. Masha'Allah, what a lovely idea! And indeed Okra look very beautiful, when you cut it. Insha'Allah I will try this with my step daughter some day.
    I love your blog :)

  3. i used to do this for art lesson in pri school! so much fun! thanks for bringing back the lovely memories (:

  4. I did this today with the kids from okra from our CSA. It was hard to part with it, but worth it! So pretty!

  5. This looks like fun! Using veggies for painting? My kids would love this! Never heard of it, but I'm up for giving it a try.

  6. I haven't tried okra. This is a lovely idea.


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