When I made Tomato Basil Parmesan soup a few weeks ago, the recipe called for chopped celery. I just bought an entire celery stalk at the grocery store and when I cut the end off I remembered seeing somewhere that the end of a celery stalk would make a good stamp. I tried a few paintings before she got out of bed and when she got up I set her up and let her go to town. She could do this craft from start to finish by herself (other than pouring the paint) and she had fun making a painting for herself and one for Gramme.
Immediacy of results: Immediate
Prepwork needed: Buying celery and cutting the end off
Time required: As much or as little as desired
An end of a celery stalk
Plate to put the paint on to dip the celery into
Paper or canvas to paint on
Foam paintbrush (optional)
Step 1. Squeeze paint onto plate. You can mix colors or just use one, whatever you want.
Step 2. Use the paintbrush to mix the colors and spread it evenly around the plate.
Step 3. Dip the celery into the paint, covering the flat surfaces.
Step 4. Stamp the celery onto the paper. Repeat until you’re satisfied with your final painting.