St. Patrick’s Day is coming so fast. Have you seen the St. Patrick’s Day round-up of crafts I shared the other day? Well, here is another craft that can be really fun to do with the kids. Making stamps out of things around the house has always been a fun way to make a mess, I mean have fun, with the kids. What I love about making a 4 leaf clover stamp using a green pepper is that it is easy, we always have peppers around, and it is a fun way to teach kids about crafting while letting them have some St. Patrick’s Day crafting fun.
Start by slicing up the pepper. You want to cut it in half through the middle, not the long way. This creates the bumps that will form the leafs of the clover.
To decide if you are going to be making 4 leaf clovers or shamrocks, look at the bottom of your pepper. Are there 3 bumps or 4? If it’s a 3 bump pepper go with the shamrocks, if it’s a 4 bump pepper let’s do some lucky 4 leaf clovers!
Add some green paint on a plate or a piece of cardboard and let the kids dip the edge of the pepper into the paint. Once there is paint on the pepper, press the pepper onto the paper.
Let the kids stamp all over the paper. Depending on how creative the kids want to get, they can create a scene with their stamps. Color them in, add some glitter, the possibilities are endless!
It’s definitely something fun and simple to do for St. Patrick’s day, and you can even experiment with other fruits and veggies for other holidays and seasons. Just a quick tip, if you’re using a plate for the paint, cover the plate in aluminum foil for easy clean up!
What Fun Crafts Are You Making for St. Patrick’s Day?