New use for your vegetables

Using paints and raw vegetables, Maria and Sheila show you how to make beautiful patterns with your favorite colors.

Supply list:

  • A variety of firm vegetables
  • Knife
  • Card paper
  • Paints and brush (water for cleaning the brush)
  • Paper towels

This activity is suitable for anyone who is able to hold the vegetable and place it on a surface. Maybe actually going out to shop for the vegetables can be an activity in itself?

Vegetable printing is a successful activity for all activity levels. You don't need any previous art experience and the results can be framed, made into greeting cards, etc. Great for promoting creativity.

This activity is suitable for:

Individuals (independent persons) make as described above and in the video.

Or

Along with a caregiver / activity director for the following:

One-on-one activity, make as described in the video. Bring supplies to the session and have fun together.

Group activity, make as described in the video. Fun social activity for all. Bring supplies to the session.

Early stage memory care / dementia, make as described above and in the video. Explain the activity and bring paints and the other supplies needed

Middle stage memory care / dementia, As above. Explain the activity and bring paints and the other supplies needed.  You may also need to give more assistance as regards the choice of colors or how to clean brushes etc.

Late stage memory care / dementia, if the person is able to take part, give as much help as is needed. You may need to make the prints using hand-over-hand assistance. This is a nice activity for a passive observer also, either by watching the video or watching the activity.

This activity is suitable for both men and women.

For suggestions on what to do with your prints click here.

 
 
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