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Kids Craft #PinterestFail

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I use Pinterest almost daily to get inspiration for new meal ideas, kids activities and crafts and DIY projects around the house.

This particular craft I’ve seen floating around for about 2 years.  Celery Heart Flowers.  It’s supposed to be a simple but cute gift giving craft that just requires a couple supplies and a celery root/core.

celery heart flower craft


I was breaking down the produce while Shae was in the kitchen and remembered to save the celery piece.  Shae was excited. She knew who she was going to give her card to and what it was going to say and how many flowers she was going to fit on her paper.

celery heart craft, pinterest fail

The prep took seconds but it was an instant fail.  The blob of paint on the paper looked nothing like a flower.  Neither did any of the other attempts.  Pinterest failed us.  It hasn’t been the first time and it definitely won’t be the last.

pinterest fail, #pinterestfail, craft fail

Shae wasn’t going to let that stop her. She ended up painting the paper plate with the left over paint.

kids painting

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  1. Aaw poor thing…I was actually going to try this because I saw it a few days ago well I guess not now lol

  2. Pinterest- disappointing parents and children since 2011. LOL I love it still though don’t you? =)

  3. I chuckled as I read this because I was going to have the boys do it, too! Thanks for saving me from a total fail! Maybe the celery needed to be manually separated in the middle? Who knows.

  4. Wow! I hadn’t seen that one, and now I know to avoid it. Thanks for being the guinea pig!

  5. It did look like a promising project, didn’t it? Thanks for letting me know now to bother. 😉 Love the shots, though! 🙂

  6. hahaha, oh boo. That is unfortunate but it happens. On to the next one! 🙂

  7. I think they look nice. I would not classify that as a Pinterest Fail at all!

  8. Oh boo, that sounds like a really fun project. Glad she found something to do after the fail though.

  9. Oh look at that sad face, Melinda! Thanks for ‘pintesting’ it for us, I’ve seen the idea around forever and now I know to save my celery for soup and not art. 😉

  10. Carrie @chockababy says

    I tried this to make homemade wrapping paper at Christmas. It was a huge fail too! I am glad you admit to the pinfail. It’s probably more common than we think!! 🙂

    • LOL I usually wouldn’t waste my time to document something that didn’t go well but I thought it was particularly funny

  11. That’s lame that it didn’t work out. I have seen that pin multiple times and thought how cool it looked. Clearly it was just luck for the person who did it.

  12. Cute idea…too bad it didn’t work out! How did our parents manage to survive without Pinterest? 🙂

  13. I would so love for you to link this up on my linky Share and Tell…just because you didn’t let the “fail” get you down. Sure, there was no beautiful rose, BUT, you kept the activity going and let your adorable daughter keep painting and crafting. This is exactly the type of thing moms need to hear and see!

  14. Awww… bummer! I know exactly what “pin” you are talking about, because I have it pinned to one of my boards and was planning on trying it with a certain book we will row for Five In A Row…. It looked fail-proof! Guess NOT! Thanks for sharing! I’ve had a many pinterest fails, too!

  15. Carole Forry says

    next time let it dry out a bit

  16. You have to first separate the root slightly and then use a brush to put the paint on the celery. Dipping it into a blob of paint causes it to form into one mass. Then press it on the paper and gently pull off towards you.

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