Printing with peppers
Printing with fruit and vegetables is a lovely way to centre a discussion around what might be found on the inside, and then learning about seeds, stems and stones! Science and art combined.
They layered and overlapped the prints and I was able to introduce some new art vocabulary along the way…overlap, outline, line, edge, layers.
The results were simple, bright, fun and very quirky.
With an older group of children I would extend this further by asking them to do line drawings of the sliced peppers, in either black ink or heavy pencils. I would ask them to examine the seeds and details really closely and add them into the drawing, finding a way to make them really stand out. They could then go on to mix their own colours and paint a picture too.
- creative: printing with everyday items, exploring colour mixing, introducing concepts of overlapping and outline
- maths: talking about 2D shapes and irregular shapes
- motor skills: using simple tools/ materials with control, printing and lifting carefully
- science: predicting, examining and discussing what fruit and vegetables will look like on the inside/ talking about seeds/ names of fruit and vegetables