Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Fruit and veggie stamping.....

Veggie/fruit stamping

This was such a fun project . This last week Andin's class was talking about plants so we had a lesson about plants, gardens, and different art involving plants. Then we did stamping with fruits and veggies. I just used what I had in my fridge that was getting gross....sadly I had a lot this time around. We used celery, mushrooms, potatoes, and lemons. You could also use apples, carrots, strawberries, pears, whatever. You actually can call grocery stores, or just stop by and ask for some of their old produce. They will happily give it to you! My tip for this project is to cut the fruits and vegetables the evening before, letting it sit out a while lets it dry out which makes a stamp that shows much more detail then a wet one would. It works wonders with citrus. I had them do patterns instead of letting them have free range. This kept them focused and gave them another educational lesson as well!

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