The ladybirds have been exploring a selection of fruits and vegetables, some even harvested from our own crop in the garden! Before starting the messy painting fun we discussed each fruit, naming it, discussing its properties and if we have tasted it before.  We used apples, potatoes, tomatoes, and courgettes. We cut the fruit in half and let the children dip the fruit and vegetables in to the paint and print over the large paper. We discussed what happened as the colours mixed together and what shapes the printed vegetables made on the paper.