You Can Use Fruits and Vegetables to Stamp All of Your Child's School Supplies—Here's How
For cool-mom cred, raid the crisper for craft supplies, and encourage your kids to play with their food. Chop and slice fruits and vegetables as directed (see our patterns, below), then brush the cut sides with craft paint—or dip them for a more rustic effect—and press onto paper or fabric. (Slip cardboard underneath or inside for even printing and no bleed-through.) Let budding artists stamp butcher paper or notebooks while you embellish bigger-ticket items like backpacks. These designs put the rad in radicchio.
Radicchio (pictured at bottom right): Trim the leaves close to the stalk end to make rosettes.
Pear (pictured at bottom left): Slice it in two—easy! Cut a carrot lengthwise to get a semicircle for the leaves.