Painting with Produce

Cooking and art have much in common.  A chef stares at an empty plate and envisions something tasty and beautiful. An artist stares at a blank canvas and sees something lovely there too.

I got super excited dreaming up this next activity because it combines two of my greatest loves – art and food.  The kids were even more excited when I told them about it!

Copy-Kids-Painting-with-Copy-Kids_1We picked out our fruits and vegetables and set up a prep area – this was going to be good messy fun!

A wedge of cabbage, a string bean, an orange, a melon… and a palette of paint.  Kids love the opportunity to explore texture and geometry in unusual ways. They seem to instinctively see the huge potential there!

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It was so beautiful to watch them create.

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This activity resulted in some stunning paintings.

I think we all hope that our children will be able to make beauty from whatever life sends their way.

Today was a win for creativity, expression, imagination, and sweetness.

Copy-Kids-Painting-with-Copy-Kids_9 Painting by Isabella Kumpbel.

We hope you’ll give this fun activity a try with your children.  If you do, please share their creations on our Facebook wall.