Move over book graffiti, there’s a tastier form of parent-approved vandalism in da house…
It’s simple, and somewhat spy-like to write a secret message on a banana. Put away your Sharpie! Just use a toothpick, end of a wooden match, or even your fingernail to etch out a message on the banana skin. Over the course of a few hours, the message will darken as the bruises oxidize and they become visible to the world.
Of course we were just monkeying around here at the Maker House. Search around online and you’ll find some pretty talented artists who use bananas as their canvas. Banana drawing makes sense. It’s inexpensive, practical, and you can safely eat the banana. You can even compost the skin. How a-peel-ing is that?
I suppose a good mom or dad would send love notes to their little ones for a lunchtime surprise, but we no longer send bananas in school lunches due to an unfortunate banana-in-a-backpack experience that ruined a school library book, and a costly one at that. Also, like my friend Amy, I don’t think I’d send my kids to school with one of these banana protectors (affiliate link).
Give this easy maker project a try or take your skills to a new level with book graffiti. Be sure to share a photo with me here or on social media if you make banana art!