I don’t think it’s right to play with food and put it to waste. But if playing with it means the kids get to go through a unique learning experience, then I don’t think it was wasted at all.
After having our fun making fruit kebab and vegetable salads, it was time to use the leftover fruits and vegetables for some art! This stamping activity is so easy to do that you can just leave the kids to do it as they please!
Be sure to select fruits and vegetables with a variety of shapes and sizes to make it more fun.
- Okra (Lady’s Fingers)
- Paint (Make sure not to mix in too much water)
Slice the fruits and vegetables in the way you want it. For the apple, it would be much better to slice vertically because of the center. Some fruits and vegetables looked better when cut vertically while others looked better cut horizontally. Try experimenting which ones you like best.
Place the paint on small plates or any flat container for easy dipping
Layout some old newspapers on the table to prevent the paint and fruit juices from scattering all over
Take the fruits and vegetables and dip it in the paint. Make sure to be gentle, else you might squeeze out the juice.
Stamp them on your paper.
Enjoy your work
Other things you can do:
- The kids could also have a sorting activity by stamping all the fruits on one side and the vegetables on the other.
- The kids may also have a color matching game by dipping the fruit or vegetable into the correct color.