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Make-It Monday: Stamped Market Tote

So many of us enjoy going to the Farmers Market and getting fresh, delicious produce and other items straight from the producer.  In this week’s Make-It Monday, we are making a colorful stamped tote for your next trip to the market or out shopping!

Find a helpful how-to video below:

"Canvas tote stamped with fruit"


  • Table Covering
  • Fruit (I’m using leftover fruit from a recipe I made and fruit that has a bruise on part of it)
  • Knife (with adult supervision)
  • Cutting Board
  • Paint Palette (you can also use a disposable plate)
  • Paint Brushes
  • Fabric Paint
  • Fabric Marker (optional)
  • Canvas Tote


  1. Cover your workspace with a tablecloth, newspaper, or something that you don’t mind if you get a bit of paint on it.
  2. With adult help or supervision, cut your fruit in half with the knife and cutting board.
  3. Get your paint palette or plate ready by adding in the fabric paint colors you would like to use.
  4. Using your paintbrush, paint your fruit on the cut surface.  At this point, you may want to play around with how much paint you put on your fruit stamp on a separate surface.
  5. Place your fruit stamp (paint side down) where you would like to stamp.
  6. Repeat steps 4 and 5 until you have your desired pattern completed.
  7. Let dry according to paint directions.
  8. When the paint is dry, you have the option of using a fabric marker to add details like stems, seeds, etc.


Make-It Monday projects will be posted each Monday (except for holidays) throughout the museum closure for COVID-19.  For a full list of previous projects, visit our Make-It Monday website.

Questions? Contact Sarah, the museum's education coordinator.