Have you been noticing this pineapple trend? You will now that I said this. But man, the pineapple is one hot fruit this season in home decor, crafts and fashion! After a weekly (bi-weekly?) trip to our beloved Target (or at Brielle calls it “red circle store”) and seeing several pineapple designs in different departments, I was inspired to work up some sort of pineapple craft for her in the afternoon.
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We pulled out our favorite Crayola Fingerpaints and got to work!
First were some green handprints for the stem.
Next was the yellow pineapple base.
I gave her a q-tip and she made some dots on it with a dark purple mixture to make that pineapple look. (We don’t have brown fingerpaint!)
After that dried, we folded it in half with the design on the outside and I drew lines where to cut. I was impressed that she mostly followed these lines! Good scissor practice!
We unfolded it and taped the ends together to form our paper lantern. To make it more “pineapple-y” We cut out the green handprint stems and taped them on top.
Ok so yeah it’s a stretch to be a pineapple but she thought it was fun with all the painting, cutting and taping and that’s all that matters!