Back from maternity leave, it was lovely to return to the local nursing home where I volunteer art and craft classes. As summer nears and the weather warms, I decided to run a summer fruits craft class. I prepared the cardboard fruit cut outs of apples, lemons, and oranges at home and took them in for the residents to paint. One of the ladies painted a bright yellow lemon very quickly then dotted it to make make it look like a textured lemon. All talked about the summer fruits that they look forward to eating each year, watermelon being a favourite. One of the ladies painted in an apple and decided it looked like a ladies purse, so proceeded to paint a blue criss cross zipper along the centre of it. Being so close to Christmas we painted Holly on a few of the fruits too. Once the painted fruits were dry, we glued cellophane and crepe paper to the backs of them and attached them to the window in the living room. All enjoyed making these bright and colourful sun catcher summer fruits.
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