Have you noticed the newest trendy thing in home decor? Pineapples! I love this trend. It’s probably not here to stay, but you can add some inexpensive pineapple art that is so easy. And you most likely have all the supplies on hand! I reached into my art teacher roots for this one. I used to use this method of block printing with my elementary art students. But, grown ups can do it too!
Here’s what you will need:
(sorry for the blurry photos, my lens has been messing up lately. Bummer)
Foam tray (use either a leftover meat or veggie tray)
Cut your pineapple shape out of the foam tray.
Mix up some yellow and green paint and brush it onto the foam pieces.
Working quickly, transfer your painted pieces onto a clean surface.
While the paint is still wet, lay your piece of card stock on TOP of the foam pieces. Rub the paper to make sure the paint is evenly transferring onto the card stock. A tip is to use the back of a wooden spoon to evenly rub the paper.
Carefully lift the paper off of the foam blocks.
Let the print dry before adding any extra details with a sharpie.
I added some simple lines with a sharpie, but it would also be cute just plain.
And you can wash and re-use the foam pieces to make as many as you like. It’s also fun to experiment with unexpected colors.
Grab your kids to help, or just make one by yourself. They are super fun for summer!