Preschool Fruit Arts and Crafts



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Finger Paint Fruit
Submitted by Lori
What You Need:
  • Contact Paper
  • Tissue Paper
  • Yarn
  • Glitter
  • Finger Paint
  • Sponge (For Sponge Paints)
What You Do:
  • Cut out the construction paper in the shape of a piece of fruit and give all of your kids a cutout. Let them use all of the above materials to create their own unique fruit
Idea:
Add Jell-O or fruit scented shampoo to your paint when you are talking about fruit. It will give the paint a fruity smell. We add watermelon to red, grape to blue, and banana to yellow. Click Here For More Creative Paint Recipes
Shaken Confetti Fruit
Submitted by Val
What You Need:
  • Paper
  • Glue
What You Do:
  • Have all of your children rip up small pieces of paper and put them in a garbage bag. Then have then cut a piece of paper in the shape of a fruit. Next, have them cover the shape with glue. Finally, they can put the fruit cutout (with glue still wet) in the garbage bag and shake it. The confetti will stick to the glue and form a cute fruit shape.
Idea:
Let your children paint with pieces of fruit. Some good ones are pumpkin, watermelon rind, apples, and orange peels
Fruit Stain Glass
Submitted by Fredricks
What You Need:
  • Contact Paper or Waxed Paper
  • Tissue Paper or Construction Paper
  • Googly Eyes
  • Yarn
What You Do:
  • Give the kids the contact paper (or glue and wax paper) cut out as a piece of fruit. Apples, strawberries, and watermelons work great. . Then Let your kids make their own stain glass fruit. After they have dried hang them in the window to make a beautiful stained glass look.
3D Fruit
Submitted by Rebecca
What You Need:
  • Poster Board
  • Tissue Paper
  • Yarn
  • Paint
  • Glitter
  • Cotton Balls or Cutup Paper
What You Do:
  • Give each child two identical cutouts of a piece of fruit. Let them decorate the fruit however they want (hint: use branches or leaves for great stems). Then connect the two halves, stuffing them with the cotton balls. Makes a great 3D piece of fruit.
Bubble Painted Fruit
Submitted by Margarita
What You Need:
  • Bubbles
  • Paper
What You Do:
  • Have your children cut out a fruit shape from paper. Then give them bubbles colored several different colors (food coloring works but can stain clothes). Have them blow these bubbles onto their fruit cutouts. This creates really neat designs.
Clay Fruit
Submitted by Tina
What You Need:
  • Play Dough (Make your own in the recipes section)
  • Tooth Picks
  • Paint or color the play dough
What You Do:
  • Show your children pictures of different types of fruit. Have them form their own fruit shape from the play dough. Once they have formed the shape let them paint the play dough.
Straw Fruit Art
Submitted by Lori
What You Need:
  • Paint
  • Paper
What You Do:
  • Have your children draw a picture of a piece of fruit then have them put a few drops of paint that are the color of the fruit on the edge of the paper. Using a straw have them blow the paint across the paper. This looks really neat and our children love it!
Idea:
To make realistic watermelon slices use two half circles of construction paper (green and red). Make the green bigger than than the red half circle. Then glue the red on the green and add real watermelon seeds, pompoms or pain seeds
Watermelon Wind Stick
Submitted by Wendy
What You Need:
  • Paper Towel Roll
  • Tissue paper
  • Paint
What You Do:
  • Have your children paint a paper towel roll and then attach (staple) red and green tissue paper strips to the end of the roll. Finally let your children pain black seeds on the tissue paper. On a particularly windy day let your children take these outside and watch the strips blow in the wind
Grape painting
What You Need:
  • Soda Bottle Caps
  • Paint
  • Twigs
  • Brown
  • Yarn
  • Glue
What You Do:
  • Have the children paint the bottle cap with grape colors then use it as a stamp, making a bunch of grapes. Use twigs or brown yarn glued on top of the grapes to make the stem