Making prints with fruits and veggies (again)

Yes, we did this back in June - but I have been wanting to try this again ever since and use fruits and vegetables with more interesting shapes and textures than we used previously.  This time I cut up an orange, a pear, celery, bell pepper, and sliced the rind off a pineapple. I had the girls each choose 2 colors they wanted to use, but they both just wanted yellow and green so they shared their paint.

The orange was quite juicy, but still left a nice shape.

I love that Mina decides to use the side of the pineapple instead of the side with texture.

Maisy goes for the flat side of the pineapple.

Then she adds a nice pear print.

Mina adds some curvy celery stamping. 

One of my personal favorite shapes was the bell pepper.

Mina decides to use one of the celery sticks as a paint brush and makes some great strokes.

Then she decides to get a little on her finger and see how that looks on the paper.

Near the end, Mina spends a few minutes painting the bell pepper with the celery stick.

The final masterpieces as created by Maisy (age 4 1/2) and Mina (age 2).
This is a terrific thing to try with kids to let them explore painting along with different shapes and textures. 


  1. I can't believe we've never done this. I think it would be great for George -- though he'll probably just eat the fruit instead. Though that wouldn't be a bad things either!

  2. Oooh very tactile and very interesting way to explore printing a nd art! Love it. Looks like you had lots of fun!

    Thank you for sharing on Kids Get Crafty!


  3. such a great tactile & art experience! she looks like she had a great time doing it!

    Thanks so much for sharing & linking to the Sunday Showcase! I hope to see you again this week!




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