Before making Teriyaki Salmon with Baby Bok Choy, I had never cooked with baby bok choy before. And wow, it’s a really beautiful vegetable! When I was chopping the baby bok choy, I noticed that the sliced, flat part of the head had the shape of a rose. So naturally, I thought it would be fun to turn these flat pieces into stamps: thus the inspiration for bok choy roses!
And while you’re at it, you might want to check out some of these fun facts about bok choy:
- Bok Choy is a member of the cabbage plant family.
- From planting to harvesting, bok choy grows in as little as 1-2 months.
- Bok Choy was originally grown and produced in China, but now it is grown in other countries too.
- Boy Choy is considered a Superfood. Superfoods are natural foods that are packed with lots of nutrients and vitamins. They support your health in a major way and some even work to fight disease.
The best part is, if you don’t have time for the craft when making Teriyaki Salmon with Baby Bok Choy, simply throw the sliced-off bok choy heads into the fridge and save them for another time.
Featured Ingredient: Bok Choy
Corresponding Recipe: Teriyaki Salmon with Baby Bok Choy
Skills supported: Fine motor (painting, stamping), following instructions
✂ supplies ✂
- 2-4 discarded baby bok choy heads
- White paper
- Washable paint
- Foam paint brushes
- Green markers/crayons
Consider setting up the craft before you start cooking so that your kids can get to work right away.
- Gather the discarded heads of baby bok choy from the Teriyaki Salmon with Baby Bok Choy meal prep. You will notice that the bottoms of the cut off heads resemble roses.
- Using a paint brush, paint the bottom of a head with a color of your choice.
- Stamp the painted bok choy head onto paper to make a rose. Repeat using different colors (if using washable paint, it’s easy to rinse off the bok choy head, pat it dry, and re-paint with a different color).
- Add the stems and leaves to the roses using a green marker/crayon.
- Get creative and make other images using the bok choy stamps.
Note: *For toddlers especially, these tasks may require adult supervision and/or assistance.