Friday, February 25, 2011

How we used Okra for painting

okra for painting
Using the ends of vegetables before we discard them to make paintings is a simple and fun activity for young children. This is an easy techniques where children can explore doing different designs and art without an adult carving edible vegetables and wasting it. 
okra for painting
The tops of okra is easy to hold for little hands. When okra is cut, it has a beautiful design and creates the shape of a flower. 
An adult needs to cut the tops and bottoms of the okra about an inch high. The rest of the okra can be used to make delicious dishes like this okra curry.

okra for painting

For painting you will 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
okra for painting
Dip the okra piece similar to a stamp and start painting.okra for paintingokra for painting
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6 comments:

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

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  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 :)

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

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  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!

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  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.
    patricia(dot)pickett(at)gmail(dot)com

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

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