Food Art: Stamping, Printing, Creating
We were cooking dinner the other night. My son walked into the kitchen as I finished making a salad. The stalk of a Cos Lettuce, that I was about to discared, caught his eye. He said, “Wait a minute, I can do something with that!” He poured some green food colouring, on a plate and proceeded to dip the stalk into the green liquid and decorated the plates that were on the counter ready for dishing up the supper. There was a piece of paper on the counter and he decorated that too. He had such fun with something I had been about to throw away and we had these stunning dinner plates to eat off too that looked like they had a rose pattern printed on them. Matt had spotted something even I hadn’t noticed in my busyness – the rose within the lettuce. I wonder what other treasures we miss on a daily basis?
You will need.
- Fruit or veg from your kitchen
- Food colouring
- Poster paint or powder paint
- A plate for dipping your stamps
- Paper or other surfaces to decorate
What to do:
- Pour food colouring or poster paint onto your dipping plate
- Cut the fruit or veg to create the stamp
- For potato stamps you can literally carve out any shape you like such as cross or triangle (adult supervision will be required here)
- For the lettuce stamp we used in the pictures my son literally used the leftover stalk he found lying on the cutting board after I finished making a salad
- Dip your ‘stamp’ into the food colouring or paint
- Stamp your design onto the desired surface
What you will learn?
- The fundamentals of printing
- How to create fun almost literally out of nothing
- Use to create gift tags or wrapping paper
- Observations skills