How To Draw Fruits For Kids


How to draw fruits for kids . This is a fun way to teach kids to draw, one that incorporates a variety of elements.There are two types of how to draw fruits for kids, one is the realistic drawing and the other is the cartoon drawing. The realistic drawing of how to draw fruits for kids will give you more information and step by step, just follow what I do.  The cartoon drawing is about how you can make your kids fruit characters by yourself.

Fruit and Vegetable Portraits (Giuseppe Arcimboldo)

Students will create fruit and vegetable portraits inspired by the work of artist Giuseppe Arcimboldo.

By Lacramioara Matei [Lacramioara is a teacher at the Cambridge International school of Bucharest in Romania.]


Students will learn that complex forms can be created using simple items.
Teachers can tie this lesson into one that introduces students to artist Giuseppe Arcimboldo.

What You Need:

  • Paper
  • Crayons or markers (pastels or paint could also be used)
  • Images of fruits and vegetables (find a book, or is a good source of images online)
  • Optional: real fruits and vegetables

What You Do:

  1. Introduce your students to the artwork of Giuseppe Arcimboldo. (Wikipedia is a good source of information: or see the book list below.
  2. Tell students that they will be drawing portraits, only instead of drawing eyes, lips and noses, they will be drawing vegetables and fruits as the features on the faces.
  3. Encourage students to study images of fruits and vegetables, or if possible, bring real fruits and vegetables to class and have students study those. Tak about shape and color.
  4. Students will then will choose what fruits and vegetables to use in their drawings.
  5. Students begin to compose their portraits, first with an outline of the head (using pencil).
  6. Students then add features to the face by drawing fruits and vegetables in place of eyes, nose, mouth, ears and even hair.
  7. Pencil crayons, markers, crayons, pastels or paint can be used to complete the portraits.
  8. When complete, the drawings should be displayed in front of the class for everybody to admire.
Fruit and Vegetable Portraits
Fruit and Vegetable Portraits

About Giuseppe Arcimboldo

Type of Work: Painting, Sculpture, Poetry
Born: 1530
Died: 1593
Nationality: Italian
Style/Movement: Mannerism
Best Known For: Portraits of heads made up of a variety of objects, from fruit and leaves to flowers and vegetables.
Important Works: Summer, Fall, Winter, Spring (each painted in 1573; each located in the Louvre, Paris)

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Kids Watercolor Fruit Still Life

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This is a GREAT example of something that looks so spectacularly difficult, yet if you follow the 3 steps is so easy. This watercolor fruit still life is something a 4 year old can do well!!

The results are stunning! The process is fun and involves active participation from the little artist, and did I say easy…


I have a wonderful class full of enthusiastic talented children, who I am lucky enough to visit every so often. My daughters teacher shares her class with me so I can Art & Craft my fill!!

Sometimes an idea works and sometimes not!!!! This time we rocked the still life paintings! I am so proud of my little artists!!!!

I found a similar art project on a Facebook page called ART TEACHER LIFE run by a WONDERFULLY talented Art teacher in Perth Australia!! Have a look at some of the wonderful things she has done!!

Fruit Still Life Materials

Camera – or fruit photos from the internet (a mobile phone camera works just fine)

Paper – watercolor paper is preferred, but you can use a heavy weight normal white paper – if the paper is too thin it ripples. We used A4 sized paper – you can go bigger if you prefer!

Black Permanent Marker – needs to be permanent, if you paint with watercolors over a normal marker the moisture may cause it to run. We used a medium tip – you can use medium or thick – the black lines need to be chunky!!

Watercolors – we used liquid watercolors as they are bold and bright

Black card or thick black paper – slightly bigger than the paper chosen for the drawing. This black paper acts as a frame and makes the bright colors pop!!

Once you have all your materials you can jump straight in!!

How to make a Fruit Still Life:

  1. Photograph
  2. Trace
  3. Paint

It is a 3 step Process

  1. Photograph your still life. Edit the photo into the correct size and print out a copy. We made ours A4 (9x12inch) so it printed out on a full piece of paper.
  2. Using a light-box or window, trace the fruit outlines onto your watercolor paper or thick white paper. Make sure you capture the little elements in the middle – seeds and pips and lines – lemon and orange pith etc, this gives the final painting life. Teacher Sandra told the children it was like making your own coloring in page – they understood that.
  3. When the marker is dry – a few minutes, you can paint it with your watercolor paint. Older children will be able to pick up more colors and blend and mix. With younger children I suggest using a MAXIMUM of 3 colors. 2 for the fruit and one for the background.

The children really enjoyed doing this!!

They enjoyed being able to use a camera! At the age of 4 they are ready – and MORE than willing – to want to take the photograph themselves! Some children even cut up their own fruit and positioned their still life ‘scene.’

The photograph instructions asked them to show more than 1 view of the fruit (inside and out / top and bottom) and asked them to avoid anything else in the background. They were also asked for landscape orientation!

Painting Kiwi Fruit

I sat with each child quietly and we traced the outlines of the fruit onto the paper.

I put the photograph underneath the paper and we sat at the lightbox. A lightbox does help as it creates a flat surface to draw on – but you could also do this simply on a window with lots of light. If you are not working on a flat surface I suggest taping the two pages together so they don’t move half way through tracing.

Not once did I jump in and help! I was so proud of their attention to detail! Sometimes we lifted the paper to look underneath – to make sure we had captured all the little parts!

Once finished drawing the outlines we chose our 3 colors and painted!

Before we started we discussed colors – two for the fruit and one for the background. We used one at a time. Some children only used one color for the fruit and one for the background – with stunning results!


This picture shows the original photographs and paintings!

still life with fruit

Can you believe that 4, 5 and 6 year olds did this?

Completely on their own!

The kids were so happy – tracing and then painting meant they could ‘actually’ draw real fruit!! They were so proud of themselves! Those children that could ‘signed’ their own art!

Still Life Paintings

We drew and painted what we saw…

The tiny edges of the apple skin – (from the apple cut in half) proved quite hard – but they improvised a little – and the apples with red and green edges turned out great!!

Fruit Still Life Painting
fruit still life with 4 and 5 year olds

I would love to see your own still life paintings!

Please give this a try – you won’t regret it!!

If you have a photograph you would like to share – our Facebook Wall is always waiting for great art!! Feel free to pop it up here!!


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Fruits are an important part of a healthy diet. They contain many minerals and vitamins.© LORIANNI/

A fruit is the part of a flowering plant that contains the seeds. The skin of a fruit may be thin, tough, or hard. Its insides are often sweet and juicy. But some fruits, including nuts, are dry. Fruits develop from a plant’s flowers.

Some foods that people call vegetables are actually fruits. For example, cucumbers, squashes, and tomatoes are all fruits. They contain seeds, while true vegetables do not. True vegetables are the stems, leaves, or roots of plants.

There are two main types of fruit: fleshy fruits and dry fruits. In fleshy fruits, the part of the fruit around the seeds is juicy and soft. Apples, berries, oranges, and other fleshy fruits contain many seeds. Some fleshy fruits—for example, cherries and peaches—contain only one seed, or pit. These are called stone fruits. Dry fruits are not as juicy as fleshy fruits. Dry fruits include beans and nuts.

People and many wild animals eat fresh fruits. Fruits are important sources of fiber and vitamins, especially vitamin C. They contain minerals and a large amount of water.

People also eat frozen, canned, and dried fruits. They make fruits into jams and jellies. They add fruits to a variety of desserts and main dishes. People also drink the juice of fruits.

Art And Craft Fruits Worksheets and Printables For Kids

Free Printable Art And Craft Fruits worksheets for kids to help them learn and practice their concepts related to Fruits. Save and Download Art And Craft Fruits worksheets for kids pdf. You can Practice, check answers and Upload your sheets for free using SchoolMyKids Worksheets for Kids.

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Banana Dot to Dot – Connect the Dots

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Connect the Dots – Mango Dot to Dot

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Colour Me - Grapes Coloring Pages

Colour Me – Grapes Coloring Pages

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Colour Me -  Fruit Bananas Coloring Pages

Colour Me – Fruit Bananas Coloring Pages

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Colour Me Lemon Coloring Pages

Colour Me Lemon Coloring Pages

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    Preschool, Kindergarten Grade
Colour Me - Cherries Coloring Pages

Colour Me – Cherries Coloring Pages

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Colour the Fruits - Kiwi Coloring

Colour the Fruits – Kiwi Coloring

  • Art And Craft
    Preschool, Kindergarten Grade
Fruit Pear Coloring Page

Fruit Pear Coloring Page

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    Preschool, Kindergarten Grade
Colour the Fruits - Watermelon Coloring

Colour the Fruits – Watermelon Coloring

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    Preschool, Kindergarten Grade
Color the Oranges with letter O - Capital and Small Letter Identification

Color the Oranges with letter O – Capital and Small Letter Identification

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Colour the Fruits - Cherry Coloring

Colour the Fruits – Cherry Coloring

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M for Mango Coloring Page

M for Mango Coloring Page

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Fruit Kebabs are a fun, refreshing and healthy treat but are also a great way to encourage your kids’ creativity. 

If you are looking to increase the variety of fruits your children consume then fruit kebabs are an easy and fun way to do this. Serve new fruits, alongside familiar fruits to introduce new flavours and textures in a comfortable way.

Prepare a pile of fruit, provide some skewers and let the fruit kebab party begin!

Rainbow Fruit kebabs with a Yoghurt DipWHAT ARE FRUIT KEBABS?

Fruit kebabs are pieces of fresh fruit threaded onto skewers. They can be served as a healthy snack or dessert.


Most fruits work great. I recommend using an array of shapes and sizes as well as a rainbow of colours. Some examples include

  • Melon (all varieties)
  • Grapes (red, green & black) (sliced lengthways for young children)
  • Berries (strawberries, blueberries, blackberries)
  • Kiwis
  • Pineapple
  • Dragon fruit
  • Star fruit


You can use any fruit to make kebabs but some fruits are only good if you plan to eat the kebabs immediately.

When preparing fruit kebabs ahead of time, I would recommend avoiding

  • banana,
  • apples
  • pears

These fruits oxidise quickly, turn brown and will look unappetising on your skewers.

Fruit Cut Up in Bowls with Kebabs Sticks for Skewering


Skewers come in a range of sizes and what you use will depend on how big you want your kebab to be.

You may feel uncomfortable offering your child a kebab stick with sharp ends and some school settings do not allow them in lunchboxes. If this is the case you can use lollipop sticks or purchase kebab sticks especially designed for children.


  • Knife – to prepare and cut the fruit
  • Melon Baller (optional) – to add fruit balls to your kebabs
  • Cookie Cutters (optional) – to cut fruit in different shapes.


Our bodies benefit from variety and for optimal health, we need to eat a rainbow of nutrients and colours.

By eating fruit kebabs, made using a selection of fruits, we are providing our children with a range of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants to help build their immunity.

Fruit is an excellent snack but kids burn through it quickly. Why not try serving the kebabs with some dips high in fat and protein to keep the kids satisfied for longer. Some suggestions include

  • Plain yoghurt
  • Plain yoghurt with vanilla/lime/lemon
  • Plain yoghurt mixed with nut/seed butter
  • Plain yoghurt mixed with mascarpone/cream cheese⠀
  • Crushed nuts/seeds
  • Shredded Coconut⠀


Constructed fruit kebabs can be stored in an airtight container or placed on a plate and covered with plastic wrap or beeswax sheet.

It really depends on the fruit you use as to how long you can store them.

From a food safety perspective, the fruit kebabs can be stored for a longer period of time but from a visual point of view, the kebabs can only really be stored in the refrigerator for up to 6 hours in advance.


  • Basic Involvement 

Provide kids with bowls of prepared fruits and skewers and allow them to get creative.

  • More Involved

Cut thick slices of fruit with larger surface areas (like pineapple and melon). Give children food cutters and allow them to cut shapes to thread onto the skewers.

Kids can help to prepare dips.

  • Fully Involved

With supervision, allow children to chop fruits (you can purchase kid-friendly knives), skewer the fruits and make the dips.

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