How to Make a Banana Dolphin

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How to Make a Banana Dolphin
Turn an ordinary banana into a dolphin lookalike. (Hemera Technologies/PhotoObjects.net/Getty Images)

Fruits can be used to create crafts. This edible type of craft can be used to get children interested in fruit. Teach your young children or students to make a dolphin out of a banana. By transforming a banana into a piece of art that looks like a dolphin, you are provided with the opportunity to teach children lessons about art, dolphins or healthy foods. This craft can also be done at a children's party as a snack or favour to take home.

Skill level:
Easy

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Things you need

  • Banana
  • Scissors
  • Permanent marker

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Cut a banana with a pair of scissors on the end of the banana that does not have a stem attached. This is typically the end that you do not peel a banana from. Make a cut that is approximately one to two inches long in the centre of the end of the banana. This cut is the mouth of the dolphin.

  2. 2

    Hold the banana with your non-writing hand so it curves downward like an upside down smile.

  3. 3

    Draw a mouth on the banana with a permanent marker by making a short line that curves upward from the end of where you made the cut on the banana. This is the dolphin's smiling mouth.

  4. 4

    Draw an eye on the banana with a permanent marker. Make a small, plain circle or detailed eye with a pupil and lashes, depending on your artistic skills. Place the eye close to the mouth, but slightly diagonally upward.

  5. 5

    Draw a fin on your banana with a permanent marker by making a triangle shape on the same side of the banana as the eyes and mouth. The triangle should be placed at the halfway point of the banana.

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