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.

Ages: 3-adult

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.

Start Printing!

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