Painting with fruit and vegetables isn’t something we normally do. Most weekends we are out exploring but this weekend my partner had the car and the weather was awful. So I decided to do some baking and some crafting with my two.

We made some cookies, which didn’t last long enough for me to photograph and then I decided to see what the children would make of painting with something other than brushes. My son detests getting paint on his hands so I wasn’t quite sure how well this would work.

What we did!

I decided to use shallots, carrots, apples and potatoes. I just cut the fruit and veg in half and put blobs of paint on a couple of plates so they could easily dip the pieces into the paint.

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The textures of the shallots were really good. My daughter enjoyed painting with these but she also tried eating them too!

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I also cut letters into the potatoes as I am currently teaching my son the alphabet. I am trying to find interesting ways to teach him as he doesn’t like to just sit with a pen and paper to learn. He seemed to enjoy this quite a lot and asked for more letters to be cut.

I will be trying other natural materials to paint with next time as it kept my two occupied for well over an hour.

 

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