When life gives you lemons, print with them! Summer has finally arrived at My Little Makes HQ and to celebrate, we've been adding a little bit of sunshine to our Makes this week. Lemon printing is such a lovely, sensory activity which is perfect for little hands. However, I have a feeling the big kids will love it too!
Simply cut some lemons or other citrus fruits in halve, dip into thick paint and print onto paper or card. Easy peasy, lemon squeezey!
TOP TIP: Squeeze paint onto sponges and pop in a tray or on a plate. Then, press the lemon halves onto the sponges so they pick up just the right amount of paint. No spills or mess!
Ava loved this activity and it kept her engaged for quite a while. After we had finished printing, we put the lemons in a dish and added liquid watercolour and bicarbonate of soda to each half. The reaction between the lemon juice and bicarbonate of soda caused the lemons to erupt into fizzy, lemony volcanoes!
PLEASE BE CAREFUL WHEN PICKING AND HANDLING UNKNOWN NATURAL MATERIALS. SUPERVISE CHILDREN TO ENSURE NOTHING IS EATEN AND WASH YOUR HANDS WHEN YOU ARE FINISHED.
If you have a go at this activity with your little ones then do share over on Instagram using #NatureMakesMondays.