I think that most people will have, at some point, printed using potatoes. It is such a classic children’s craft, however, the majority of people leave it there and forget to explore printing using other vegetables. For example, did you know that you could make rainbow fish by painting with celery?  They make really good fish scales!

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To make your own rainbow fish you will need:

  • Celery sticks
  • Paints
  • Paper

Draw a giant fish on your paper.

Rainbow fish celery painting

Next dip the end of the celery into the paint and print it onto the picture to make scales.

Making rainbow fish is a pretty simply craft, there isn’t much else to it. Obviously you can use the celery for making other pictures other than scales for fish.

If you enjoyed this rainbow fish celery painting be sure to check out my vegetable printing, painting with spices, and celery printed roses.

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Create rainbow fish by painting with celery.

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Nanny Anita
Norland Nanny

Nanny Anita is our resident Super Nanny. Having trained at the famous Norland College, in Bath, she has over 12 years experience, working all over the world with children from 2 months to 17 years old. Nanny Anita is an expert when it comes to keeping the little ones entertained and writes a column with Leonora called 'Get Crafty' for Little London magazine. Nanny Anita has been on hand to answer our reader questions, and she provides weekly arts, crafts and activities for families to do with their children at home. She really is a modern day Mary Poppins!

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