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Nature's Works of Art: Fruit & Vegetable Printing
Let some of nature's most perfect works of art bring out the designer in your little one.†
This is a relaxing activity to do at a shady picnic table on a warm summer afternoon.
What You'll Need
- An assortment of fruit Ė Apples, and various citrus fruits work well, but donít be afraid to experiment.
- Poster paints
- Paper plates
- Paper suitable for printing
- Slice fruit in half -- apples can be sliced either top-to-bottom, or right through the middle (exposing the star-like shape); citrus fruit woks best when sliced crosswise to expose the segments of fruit
- Pour a small amount of poster paint on each paper plate, spread it evenly over the bottom of the plate.† You want a thick film, but not a pool. †