Making a shamrock print from a pepper is a classic activity, but we added some coloring at the end to make it a little more original!
- Green pepper
- White paper
- Green paint
- Tray (or plate for paint)
- Paintbrush (if desired)
- Shamrock template
- Crayons or colored pencils in various shades of green
1) Cut a pepper in half and remove the seeds. Set out a tray (or trays) of green paint.
We used two different greens. I also gave them the option to press the pepper in the paint or paint the pepper with a paintbrush. (Isn’t the nose wrinkle cute in this picture? Poor little thing is still trying to get over a nasty cold, and it’s hard to itch your nose when you’re painting…) 🙂
2) Press the pepper into the paint (or use a brush) and press it down firmly onto the paper. Repeat several times — overlapping the prints as you go.
4) You can leave your shamrock print like this, or….
5) Use various shades of green crayons or colored pencils to fill-in the circles and areas separated by the pepper prints.