This month Spike is getting crafty using fruit and vegetables. You can make fun prints on paper or fabric, and create random patterns to make interesting images.

What you will need:

  • Paper or fabric
  • Fruits
  • Vegetables 
  • Poster paint (for paper)
  • Acrylic paint or fabric paint (for fabric)
  • Chopping board
  • Knife
  • Plastic plates or trays


1. Gather fruits and veggies, ideally those that are already past their expiry date. Clean the fruits and vegetables. Wash and wipe them dry.

2. Prepare the fruits and veggies. Here are some ideas:

  • Broccoli and cauliflower - separate into individual florets
  • Brussel sprouts - cut in half, either crosswise or lengthwise
  • Potato - slice into quarters, wedges or cut into specific shapes such as a flower or star
  • Carrot - same as potato
  • Mushroom - slice button or any round mushrooms in half
  • Bell pepper - slice crosswise in half, remove the seeds
  • Apples and pears - cut lengthwise in half
  • Oranges and lemons - cut crosswise in half
  • Banana - cut in half or cut crosswise into 2-inch-long pieces
  • Corn - cut in half and as an option skewer with a stick to make a handle

3. Prepare your paper or fabric. Cut it into the desired size. Put different colours of paint in shallow plates or containers. Use poster paint if you are printing on paper. For fabric, go with acrylic paint or fabric paint. Add some water but do not water down too much. Mix well.

4. Dip a fruit or vegetable in one colour of paint, making sure that the bottom is evenly coated with paint.

5. Lift the fruit or veggie from the paint and gently shake off any dripping or excess paint.

6. Press the painted side of the fruit or vegetable firmly onto the paper or fabric.

7. Lift the fruit or veggie from the paper to check out the coloured print.

8. Repeat the process (Steps 4 to 7) using other fruits and vegetables with different colours of paint. Discover the unique prints that each fruit or veggie makes. Wipe off the paint from fruit or veggie before dipping it into another colour of paint to avoid getting mud-coloured prints.

9. Fill the paper or fabric with beautiful overlapping prints. Dip oranges, lemons or apples in various colours and make a collage of gorgeous fruit prints.

10. Compose a picture using fruit and vegetable prints. You can make a garden scene, a beach landscape, a house, or even people and animals.

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