If you’re looking for an easy activity to keep your toddler busy this Summer, this celery stamping activity is for you!
I’ve been trying to be more conscious about our family spending and have been trying to focus on using things we already have at home to keep the kids busy. Admittedly, it’s been a little hard to hold back from buying everything at the dollar store, but I’ve been managing well so far (I think…I hope…).
That’s how this activity came about.
I had seen a similar idea on Instagram and when I saw the celery in my fridge, I thought it would be a great activity to whip up for my bored toddler.
So, if you’ve got 5 minutes and a celery in your fridge, then you’re good to go!
First off, whip up a batch of sidewalk chalk paint using the recipe in this post (I’m sure you already have all the ingredients in your kitchen!).
Once that’s done, cut the bottom of your celery, being careful not to have any of the stalks fall off. You want it to be as large as possible.
Now when you flip it over, you’ve got a rose!
This activity is simple: dip the celery flower in your sidewalk chalk paint and stamp it on paper, your deck, or even the driveway.
Make sure that the paint is thick enough for the flower to actually show when you stamp.
I made my recipe a little too liquidy so it didn’t turn out as nice as I had hoped, but it was a fun activity nonetheless!
You can also do this with regular paint! Make wrapping paper maybe?