Veggie Stamping Craft for Kids - Using Pepper Stems

Kids love mixing colors and being creative in open-ended art processes. Make colorful designs or beautiful spring flowers with pepper stamps in this fun painting activity. 

Painting with pepper stems

This post contains affiliate links.


There are lots of ways to paint with vegetables. Artsy Craftsy Mom creates flowers with okra and french beans. Spaceships and Laser Beams paints with corn cobs!

In our veggie stamping activity, the stems of red, green and yellow peppers are used as handles to easily stamp designs onto paper. 

Painting with pepper stems


Choose peppers with long stems that will make the best handles.

Painting with pepper stems

Slice a top portion off each pepper. Remove any remaining pulp or seeds.

  • We cut the red pepper to use the outer edge as a large round stamp.
  • We cut the stem out of the center of the yellow pepper to make a smaller stamp.

Cut notches in the red pepper to make the flower petals.


Painting with pepper stems

Dip a pepper in paint using the stem as a handle.


Dip the red pepper in the red paint to make the flower petals.

Dip the smaller pepper in the yellow paint to make the pollen in the center of the flower.

Make a long swipe with the pepper to create the stem of the flower.

Learning through play

1. Use the smaller pepper to mix colors, then stamp on the paper to make a colorful design.

2. Observe the different sizes, shapes and colors of the stamps.


  More stamping activities!

Painting with pumpkin pieces

 Stamping with pumpkin pieces


dinosaur shadow painting activity

 Stamping with foam pieces


Visit our Painting Pinterest board for more painting activities!



Share this page


Subscribe to our mailing list and get updates right in your inbox!

Inspiring Ways to Play and Learn with LEGO®

 The Unofficial Guide to Learning with Lego®: 100+ Inspiring Ideas 

 ebook version

Learning with LEGO® activities for kids 





Fun Products

Sponsored Content

Preschool Unit Lesson Plans

See all the preschool themed units!

Preschool Unit Lesson Plans for a full year










Share this page