Apple Craft For Kids

apple craft for kids

We made this apple craft weeks ago but wanted to wait until people were settled in the school year and the leaves turned a little more before posting. Originally I planned this as a garland ( which is why there is no paper plate in the materials picture) but decided that a wreath would be nicer and my son could do more of the steps with me if it was a wreath.  So grab an apple, some paint and make this fall decoration for your house today.

  1. Gather your materials. You will need an apple, a plate, some red and green paint, knife,  craft paper , painters tape, scissors, glue and a paper plate.
  2. Before inviting your child to come paint cut a large piece of craft paper off a roll ( find them for cheap at walmart – in the office supply section) and tape it to your work surface with painters tape. 
  3. Pour some red paint into the plate.
  4. Cut your apple lengthwise.
  5. Start printing! If you have never done this with your child show them how to make a print by stamping and removing. If they just want to smear it that is fine too – you can just cut the smears into apple shapes if you want to make the wreath or just let them explore. My son did a little of both.
  6. Next dip your child’s thumb or finger into the green paint to make stems.
  7. Let dry.
  8. Cut the apples out.
  9. Cut the middle of the paper plate out.
  10. Add glue to the ring of plate. Did you notice the new PJs? It’s the next day, when the apples dried my son was not interested in finishing the craft, so we waited until the next day. Don’t force them to finish ( I am preaching to myself here too ;)   ) keep it casual and fun.
  11. Add the apples!

Apple Picking!

I have more than a few apple picking field trips under my belt and you can too with  this website that lists a wide range of pick your own farms in the US and around the globe.

www.pickyourown.org

Happy Brown House

Comments

  1. says

    I’ve been enjoying all the apple-themed crafts. We have a big apple-picking party in October and I’m always looking for craft ideas to do with all the kids. I love your blog!

  2. says

    Love this! Two year old and I did this today. We never got to the wreath part, but he had a blast with the apples. Turns out the apple halves were just too big for his hand so I cut one in quarters and cut the other into shapes and he spent another half hour painting with the smaller apple chunks. Thanks for sharing this. :-)
    .-= Stephanie´s last blog ..Saving this for later =-.

  3. says

    Thanks for linking up friend! We printed with apples a week or so ago and they didn’t turn out as pretty as yours. Note to self: Must practice cutting straight across! Love taking it a step further and making a wreath!

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