Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Tattoo a banana

Got a banana?  Got a safety pin?  Great.  
Now you can tattoo a banana.

 Materials:
- banana
- safety pin
- pencil
- refrigerator

Directions: 
1.  Use a pencil to sketch a design on a banana.  (If you don't feel comfortable sketching straight on the banana, you can sketch your design on a piece of paper first.  Then, tape your design to the banana to guide your poking.)

2.  Use your safety pin to poke holes in the banana.  Watch your tiny dots turn black.

3.  Place the banana in the fridge for a couple of hours.  Pull it out to reveal a new tattooed banana.

4.  Place the banana in your kid's lunch box.... or sneak it back into the pile of bananas at the grocery store to surprise shoppers.

Happy tattooing!

(I first spotted this idea on the excellent How About Orange blog.)

12 comments:

  1. hhahahah how funny!! My husband would get such a kick out of this thanks for sharing! :D

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    1. :) Wouldn't it be funny to find a banana message in your lunch bag? :)

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  2. This is awesome, and you have beautiful banana penmanship!

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    1. Thanks MB... now if only this was a marketable skill... I wonder if anyone at the grocery store would hire me to tattoo their bananas?

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  3. Very cool, what a cute idea :)

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    1. :) now you can write a secret message for the kids... (or Kris...tee hee)

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  4. I never would have thought to tattoo a banana. That is a very creative and fun idea. I wonder what other fruits can be tattooed. The lettering on the banana came out perfect! Thanks for the awesome idea.

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    1. bananas are great because they turn nice and black... hrmm.. i'm not sure what other fruits would come out as nice

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  5. Neat!
    I liked the post so much I featured a photo and link back to here on our blog, hope it's ok :) (http://glitteringmuffins.com/2013/04/11/kids-co-op-49/)

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    1. glad you liked it. let me know if you guys tried it out. :)

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  6. So cute! I actually helped my sister build a tattoo machine from a mechanical toothbrush last fall for a science project. She tattooed all the produce in our house for a month!

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    1. Wow. That is seriously one of the coolest science projects ever!

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