Tuesday, September 13, 2011

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.

Maisy follows suit.

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. 


3 comments:

  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!

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  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!

    Maggy

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  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!

    Bern
    http://momto2poshlildivas.blogspot.com/search/label/Sunday%20Showcase

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