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Friday, September 30, 2016

Fruit Bowls

Kids love stamping and I am always looking for ways to use stamps that are thoughtful and not just stamping on a piece of paper. Some very generous person donated these beautiful fruit and vegetable stamps to us which made me think of cornucopias or fruit bowls so that is just what we did.

I taught the children to draw a glass bowl with an opening at the top. After that they could just choose any fruit or vegetable they wanted to put in their bowl. We talked about the colors of these natural foods so they could chose their own colors. 

I also gave them large sponges so they could clean off their stamps which is respectful to their fellow artists. In essence they were working together, sharing both the stamps and the inks as a group.

It was interesting that just that simple line drawing of a bowl gave them a purpose in the stamping. They made decisions about whether fruits were inside the bowl or spilling out of the bowl or even dropping into the bowl from some unknown force. The drawing of the bowls also made each picture individual because each were so different from each other, different shapes and sizes.

For those who don't have stamps this would work really well with using actual fruit to print as well, apples, pears, grapes, star fruit.

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