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Avocado Arts & Crafts for All Ages

Although avocados are delicious to eat, many people undervalue the pit and the peel of the fruit, disposing of them without a second thought. But why not give the scraps a second life as avocado arts and crafts projects?

For any of these projects, make sure you start with a ripe avocado. After you enjoy the delicious, creamy insides (for which we have plenty of guacamole recipes), save the peel and the pit and check out the imaginative craft ideas below to get started.

Related: Get your creative juices flowing early in the day by trying one of these breakfast guacamole recipes.

Avocado Pit Arts and Crafts

An avocado pit may look like nothing special at first, but it can be a treasure at the craft table. Dry off your avocado pit with a toweland let it sit until the outer skin begins to flake off.

Reindeer Ornament

You’ll need:

  • A large avocado pit, halved
  • Hot glue
  • Googly eyes
  • Small red pompom
  • Brown pipe cleaners
  • Ribbon

How to make it:

  1. Slice the pit down its natural divide.
  2. Using a hot glue gun (with adult supervision!), secure a loop of ribbon to the inside of one half.
  3. Shape two pipe cleaners into reindeer antlers and glue on either side of the ribbon.
  4. Glue the two halves of the pit back together and let dry.
  5. Finally, glue two googly eyes on the face and add a red pompom for a nose. Give your reindeer a proper name (we recommend Rudolph Hass) and hang it from your Christmas tree.

Avocado Garland

You’ll need:

  • Avocado pits — the more the better!
  • Hot glue
  • Sturdy string or ribbon
  • Decorative elements like beads, Christmas lights, or faux flora

How to make it:

  1. Save up your avocado pits and let them dry out.
  2. Split your dried pits in half along their natural divide.
  3. Glue a string or ribbon to the center each halved pit, gluing the other half back over the ribbon. The string should run right through the pit.
  4. Repeat these steps using the rest of the pits while stringing beads, fake flowers or leaves, Christmas lights, or other decorative elements between the pits.

This garland will look great draped over a windowsill, as a centerpiece for your table, or as a Christmas tree decoration.

Avocado Peel Arts and Crafts

Peeling creative? When creating a work of avocado art out of peels, make sure you have thoroughly washed your avocado. Once you’ve scooped all the avocado meat out, let the peels dry completely so they maintain their natural shape.

Avocado Sailboat

You’ll need:

  • Half of an avocado peel, cleaned and dried
  • Toothpick or mini popsicle stick
  • Craft clay
  • Colored construction paper

How to make it:

  1. Prop up your toothpick or popsicle stick in the center of the avocado peel by pressing it into a small wad of craft clay. Be sure to not cause any holes in the peel!
  2. Cut a small triangle out of colored construction paper to make a sail and tape it to the mast.

You can even add a toy sailor to captain your avo-sailboat across the bathtub. Bon voyage!

Avocado Puppets

You’ll need:

  • Avocado peels
  • Colored paints
  • Construction paper
  • Popsicle sticks

How to make it:

  1. Using colored paints, draw a face on your avocado peel to create a funny character.
  2. Tape a firm piece of construction paper to the back of the peel (where the meat and pit once were), then tape a popsicle stick to the rear.

Create as many avocado characters as you need to put on a show!

All of these fun projects begin with delicious Avocados From Mexico, but the possibilities go as far as your imagination will take them. Just don’t forget to fuel up on kid-friendly avocado recipes while you’re working. Happy crafting!

By Avocados From Mexico November 30, 2020

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