How To Make A Mothers Day Card With Celery (Really!)

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Check out how to make a Mothers Day card with celery! Mother’s Day will be here before you know it and I still need to make cards.  I keep meaning to run to the craft store for a few more rubber stamps – because I don’t have one that inspires me to make a card. 

How to make a Mothers Day card with celery

How To Make A Mothers Day Card With Celery (Really!)

As I was searching through my rubber stamp tub, I realized that I have quite a few rubber stamps that I’ve purchased and only used once.  There are even some that I’ve purchased and never used at all. The craft book, Stamp It! by Jenny Doh inspired me to be more creative in using handmade stamps instead of buying new ones. So, that’s why I decided to make this Mother’s Day card.

So, this card is easy enough for younger kids to make. However, leave the cutting and knife work for an adult because that can be tricky. You can compost the celery when you’re done. Just don’t eat it, please.


Instructions to make a Mother’s Day card with celery

  • First, put a small circle of paint for each color on the paper plate or paint palette. You can use any colors you like. I chose pink and yellow.
  • Peel off one outer stalk of celery
  • Leave the other stalks together because you’ll need them for the leaves.
  • With a very sharp knife, cut off the leaves at the end of the stalk. As I mentioned, ask an adult to help with this step.
  • Cut the one single stalk of celery into two pieces. You’ll use these to make your Mother’s Day card.
  • Next, dip the end of the bunch of celery into the pink paint to make one large flower.
  • Using one half of the single stalk, dip it into the green and use it to make two sets of leaves as shown.
  • Using the other half of the single stalk, dip it into the yellow and use it to make a center to the flower.
  • Finally, let the card dry and you are all set.  You can write Happy Mother’s Day on the inside. Or, just write Mom a note inside the Mother’s Day card.

Easy craft ideas for Mother’s Day

So, check out my video that explains how to make a Mother’s Day card with celery. And, watch the whole process. Or, if you’re looking for more crafty ideas for Mother’s Day, you might want to make one of these easy Mason jar gift ideas or make this peppermint body scrub. Finally, don’t forget to make a decorative gift bag for your gift because that’s fun too.

How To Make A Mothers Day Card With Celery (Really!)

So, now that you know how to make a Mother’s Day card with celery, I hope you’ll give it a try. Or, if you want more ideas, this post by The Best Ideas for Kids about rubber stamping with potatoes is pretty cool. You could probably find other vegetables or fruits that would work as well. Or, try an apple or pear.

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  1. Finally something I can do with that gross vegetable!!! ha/ha  BEAUTIFUL!! Tweeted & Pinned!!
  2. Dawn Lopez says
    Oh, how cool is that! What a fantastic idea! 
  3. Kelly @ Texas Type A Mom says
    I tried using peppers for stamping at St. Patrick's Day but i love the use of celery for all the time! I love how flowers aren't holiday specific!
  4. Mel {MamaBuzz} says
    So creative, Ellen! Love this! This is even something I could do with the boys. Love it!
    • Ellen Christian says
      Thanks, Mel! I like that it was easy to make but can be done in a bunch of different colors :)
  5. Brandy Myers says
    Love this idea! When I was in elementary school we painted with celery, potatoes and sponges and that still sticks with me. I have often thought about giving it a try again but my artistic skills have not gotten much better since that day. Thanks for the reminder.
  6. Fun! My kids would have a great time making this card. They love quirky crafts.
  7. Stacey W. says
    What a creative idea, and one that kids can do as well! Never would have thought of this!
  8. Love this! It's such a great, easy idea!

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