Fruit and vegetable printing
For this you will need various fruit and vegetables, a paring knife, paint in an open tray, paper and a cup of water.
Little ones love to see the designs they can create with different fruits and veg. You can do this for fun or make a special gift for Grandma.
- Using the paring knife (this is a job for you), cut the fruits and vegetables into halves, quarters, circles, or any other shapes. Potatoes are good for this kind of activity and are easy to cut into different shapes.
- If you cut peppers in half they make a shamrock design. You can also try corn on the cob (whole or after it’s been eaten) to cover a bigger area on the paper.
- Dip the shapes lightly into paints, and then press onto plain or coloured paper.
- Apples cut in half have a star design in the middle (where the seeds are).
- Cut a potato in half and use a small paring knife to create a relief design: circles, squares, hearts, and so on.
- Let your budding artist experiment with different colours and how much paint to use. Keep a cup of water handy so your little one can wash the fruit and vegetables before using a different colour.