Sustainability Activity of the Week: Celery Flower Art
We think it’s important to provide useful resources for early years practitioners, childminders, and parents in terms of sustainability – and this series aims to bring you easy crafts and activities that will teach children about sustainable living.
April has brought us showers so far, which is why an indoor sustainability activity is a great idea for children this week. Celery is cheap to buy from the supermarket and it has a wonderful shape for stamping. Creating flower art with a celery stick and some paint is an easy craft activity for children to hone their creativity.
Make sure children don’t put paint covered celery in their mouths.
Celery Flower Art
What you’ll need:
- A piece of celery
- A piece of paper
- Child friendly paint (we used watercolour)
- A paintbrush
- A cup of water
- Paper Towels
- Moisten the paintbrush and dip it into some green paint. Use your paintbrush to create stems and leaves for your flowers to go on top of.
- Use the water to rinse your brush.
- Choose a few colours for flowers, and take your celery stick, dipping the end into the paint.
- Once you have done this, use the celery to stamp flowers onto the page. Have fun with this part and make some colourful petals.
- Between using colours, use the paper towel to wipe paint off the celery stick.
- Leave to dry and then hang up for a lovely spring decoration!
Join us next week for another sustainable early years activity, and if you try this out, don’t forget to tag us on Instagram @ConnectChildcare. Have you seen our other sensory activities? We have a FREE Spring Activity Guide ideal for spring weather and sensory development.