Make your own DIY stamps with Baby Bok Choy ends before you toss them in the compost!
Mother nature sure does make some beautiful things, doesn’t she? I was making dinner one night and I cut the ends off Baby Bok Choy and thought they would make the perfect shape of a rose if used as a stamp! No sooner were the dinner dishes cleared from the table and replaced by my paints. I was determined to make something pretty with these Bok Choy ends before tossing them in the compost.
Here’s what you’ll need:
- Bok Choy ends
- Paint (I used Fusion Mineral Paint)
- Paint Brush
- Paper or canvas
I started by creating a background of Little Lamb and Little Speckled frog from fusions Tones for Tots line. Once that was dry, I painted my Bok Choy ends with a generous amount of Little Piggy and got to stamping. I re-coated my stamp between each time I used it so each flower was nice and full and stood off the page.
Once that was dry I hung it up on this nifty little picture hanger I made. I think it gives our living room the perfect pop of spring. Which we most certainly could use right about now, let me tell you!
Have you ever made stamps from vegetables or something unconventional? In grade school, I recall carving potatoes into stamps. It’s so much fun to create art using natural things. In this case, these were just going to be tossed in the compost. It’s such a fun project to do with kids, too! Happy stamping!
PS: I was sent these paints as samples from Fusion Mineral Paint. Read my full disclosure policy here.