Vegetable-Stamped Reindeer Towel & Mitts
Finally, it's okay to play with your food! You don't just have to eat your vegetables - use them to stamp cool designs! This set makes the perfect gift for the cook in the family!
- Kitchen towel set: dish towel, oven mitt, pot holder
- Vegetables, one each: celery stalk; large potato; baby carrots, three
- DecoArt Americana Acrylic Paints: Milk Chocolate, Mistletoe, True Red, Cool White, Lamp Black
- Red/white checked ribbon, 3/4”-wide, 13” lengths, three
- Gold jingle bells, 5/8”, three
- Sewing needle and white sewing thread
- Sponge or paintbrush
- scissors, toothpick, paper towels, knife, paper plate (palette), newspaper (to cover work surface)
- How to Stamp with Vegetables
- 1. Use knife to cut vegetables as desired. Dab cut ends on paper towels to remove excess moisture.
- 2. Use sponge or paintbrush to dab cut vegetable ends with paint.
- 3. Press painted side of vegetable onto fabric, applying even pressure. Lift vegetable straight up.
- 4. Reapply paint as needed. Let dry.
- Reindeer Design
- 1. Cut: potato in half (head); celery stalk into 1-1/4" and 3" pieces (antlers); one carrot in half widthwise (nose); one carrot in half lengthwise (ears). Adults, help kids when using knife.
- 2. Stamp head and ears Milk Chocolate.
- 3. Stamp antlers above head Mistletoe.
- 4. Stamp nose below head True Red.
- 5. Use end of uncut carrot to stamp eyes Lamp Black. Let dry.
- 6. Use toothpick to dot highlights in eyes and nose Cool White; let dry.
- 7. Tie ribbon length into bow. Use needle and thread to sew jingle bell to center of bow; secure with knot. Sew bow below reindeer; knot thread ends.
- 1. Wipe vegetables clean with a paper towel instead of washing with water. The less moisture in the stamp, the easier it is to absorb the paint.
- 2. Check out a dollar or discount store for inexpensive kitchen towel sets.
- 3. For younger kids, use heavy-duty tacky or fabric glue instead of needle and thread to secure bell to bow.