This craft is super fun and a tad bit messy, which made it all the more appealing for my kiddos. My daughter loved painting the bottom of her foot and we ended up stamping her foot onto several pieces of paper, making poblano pepper footprints for her dad, grandparents and teachers.
This craft also provides a great opportunity to share some fun facts about this meal’s featured ingredient: POBLANO PEPPERS.
🌶 Poblano Peppers🌶
- Poblano peppers are thick chili peppers with dark green or red skin.
- Compared to other peppers, poblano peppers have a milder flavor. However, red poblano peppers tend to be hotter.
- Poblano peppers originated in Puebla, Mexico and are grown there to this day.
- There are many health benefits to eating poblano peppers. They contain a cancer-fighting nutrient called capsaicin, which is also what gives them their spicy flavor.
Encourage siblings to paint each other’s feet for this craft. Otherwise, you might need to step away from cooking to help with this part. You can also personalize the craft by adding your kid’s photograph to the poblano pepper footprint. We decided to turn this craft a Father’s Day card, which was perfect. We added a “spicy” message to go along with it 😂
Featured Ingredient: Poblano pepper
Corresponding Recipe: Shrimp with Corn in Creamy Poblano Pepper Sauce
Skills supported: Fine motor (painting, drawing, cutting, gluing), following instructions
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Consider setting up the craft before cooking so kids can get to work right away.
1. Paint the bottom of one foot green with washable paint. Keep lots of wet paper towels handy to wipe up messes! Stamp foot onto the center of a piece of paper.
2. Draw the pepper’s stem on top of the footprint (above the toes).
3. Once the paint is dry, add a face slightly below the toes of your footprint OR cut and paste a photo of your own face onto the pepper!* This is a great option when turning this craft into a gift. We are using ours as a Father’s Day gift.
4. Draw pepper’s arms and legs.
5. Decorate the rest of the paper with messages, stickers or more drawings!
Note: *For toddlers especially, these tasks may require adult supervision and/or assistance.