Making Vegetable Stamps
Can your child make vegetable stamps?
Come summer, come vacations. Children are relatively free during this holiday season. IndiaParenting now serialises fun-filled activities for children that can keep them engaged during holidays and after-school hours. Here is the first in the series. Teach your child to make vegetable stamps!
Ask your children to collect these items and supervise their use:
Take a ladyfinger, wash and cut it
into two halves. Squeeze some watercolour (any colour of your choice) from
the tube in a bowl and add a few drops of water to dilute it. Mix the paint
well with a paintbrush. Keep it little thick to get better results. Take
a sheet of paper and fix it on a hard board. Dip the freshly cut face of
one of the two halves of the ladyfinger into the paint. Once it is well
coated your vegetable stamp is ready for use. Put its impression on the
sheet of paper to get any pattern. Let your child's imagination run
wild with new patterns.
Take a big potato. Cut it into two
halves and draw (with a ball pen) any design (e.g. a star, triangle, an
alphabet or your name) on the cut surface. Cut off the unused portions
very carefully with the help of a knife to retain only the desired shape.
The carved end of the potato will show a colourful pattern when you dip
it in the paint and stamp it on a paper.
Not just ladyfinger or capsicum,
but most vegetables can give rise to interesting patterns. Even a cauliflower
or radish can play wonders. For interesting and exciting colour play, stamp
different vegetables at different places on a paper. The collage can yield