This post is all about avocados and guacamole, two things I am pretty crazy about. I have created some avacados and guacamole fun for you to share with your kiddos at home, in your Girl Scout troops and at school. Before we get going, here is a little “did you know?” information. Guacamole dates back to the 16th century and the Aztecs. It comes from this silly sounding word, ahuaca-mulli, which pretty much translates to “avocado sauce”. The original dish was made by mashing tomatoes, onions and avocados into a mushy dip.
Let’s paint an avocado. This is a great project for a group of kiddos. Before you start, set up each station with a canvas (rectangle), paper towels, water cup, brushes and a plate for a pallet. I like a plate for the pallet so they can do a little mixing of the colors. Let the painters add the paint colors as they need them so they don’t get dried up or icky. I used DecoArt Americana paint for this canvas project.
Paint the avocado first with the Sour Apple green.
Add a background with Carousel Pink and White, mixing together as you go and leaving a tiny space between the background and the avocado. Add darker pink spots if desired.
Add a thick border around the avocado with Festive Green.
Add a seed in the center of the bottom part of the avocado with Burnt Umber. It can be made lighter by adding a little white on top of the Burnt Umber while the paint is still wet and mixing while painting.
Add white dots for cheeks and eyes.
When it is dry, add pink on the cheeks and black to the eyes. Add a smile and you have a darling avocado canvas masterpiece.
If you are doing this with a group of kids (or adults), here is a fun guacamole recipe to make while it dries.
It is super yummy!
For lots of other Cinco de Mayo ideas and recipes, check out this post that is PACKED with ideas.
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