Before you begin making the prints, have your child look at the inside of the fruit. Point out the seeds and the pattern of the inside of the fruit. Ask your child which fruit is bigger. You can have your child match the color of the fruit to that color paint if you would like to incorporate matching. Grasping the fruit will strengthen your child’s fine motor muscles. You can talk about the patterns that your child is making with the fruit. You can also just use it as a fun art project and let your child get messy! Have fun!
You will need:
- White Paper or Cardstock
- Fruit (I used a banana, lemon, and a lime)
- Cutting Board
- Tempera or Acrylic Paint
- Paper Plate
1. Cut the fruit in half.
2. Squirt the paint colors onto the paper plate.
3. Dip the flat side of the fruit into the paint.
4. Press the flat side of the fruit onto the paper.