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.