Wednesday, January 11, 2012
I love doing produce painting with the kids. They think it is so fun to use food for any other purpose than eating. It's also a great way to have your child experience different textures, shapes and smells. It is fun for children to see the different prints made by each fruit. So here are a few tips I have for this project.
First, I own a set of Curious Chef's knives https://curiouschef.alice.com/products. This is a wonderful product that allows children to safely be involved in the kitchen. I just love these. Emma loves that she gets to prepare the fruit and veggies for painting.
You can really use anything you have on hand for stamping. I used a mushroom, bell pepper, lemon, orange, apple and blueberries. That's just what we had today. Other fun ones are corn, which can be rolled on the paper to make a very neat print and asparagus is fun to use as silly paint brushes.
For citrus you want to squeeze some juice out and use a towel to get as dry as possible. You can either dip your produce into the paint or use a paint brush to paint on a thinner layer which usually shows the print best.
If you can't get them to eat it I am sure you can get them to paint with it!! Wishing you an artful day!
-green owl mama