Veggie Prints


Veggie prints are easy, even for toddlers. We all remember potato printing, but there are lots of

other vegetables that work well too::halved pears, oranges, celery hearts (with an elastic band

securing the bottom), apples and corn. You’ll need an assortment of vegetables, some acrylic

paper made a little thinner with water, some large format paper (we used newsprint) and a tray or

palette to contain the paint. Mix up a few colors and show kids how to dip the vegetable into the

paint and press it onto the paper. After they dry, you can cut them up and try to make a

composition out of them, seeing what narrative the shapes suggest. We made these little boats

with celery heart waves and added the toiler roll sails with a bit of white glue. Happy printing!

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