Valentine’s is only days away, so I thought I better get to sharing an activity that can be made into a special Valentine’s activity. These apple print Valentines are a simple project or even the smallest hands. Apple printing is great any time of year, just skip the last step of cutting the paper into the shape of a heart!
- Gather your materials. You’ll need an apple, some paint, a plate, and some paper. I am reusing a paper grocery bag. Whenever I use paint I like to put an extra layer between the project and the table surface, so I cut the paper bag in two and used half for an underlayer and taped it to my table using painters tape.
- Cut your apple in two lengthwise, this way you will get a heart shape when you print it!
- Pour some paint on to your plate, you don’t need much at all. If you put too much you will just get a blob of paint instead of a nice print.
- Print !!
- Let the prints dry before drawing a heart and cutting out your apple print Valentines!
All of these books have love as a theme , ” Daddy Hugs” is a great counting book for young toddlers, “The Kissing Hand” is a wonderful story and great for kids experiencing separation anxiety at school, and ” I love you forever” will make any mom cry, and most dads too!
“ I love you Forever “ by Robert Munsch
“The Kissing Hand” by Audrey Penn
I am so excited to try this activity! I think Greyson and I will have so much fun. I love all of the ideas on your site here and can’t wait to see what you come up with next. I hope it’s ok that I have shared your site with others! Thank you! ~ Angel
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I am a first grade teacher, and soon to be nanny for a two year old. I am very excited to use all the ideas on your site. I just wanted to let you know that if you cut the apple in half the other way there will be a “star”. This makes for cute apple painting!
What kind of paint can we use for this kind of activities?Is finger paint available?
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We just made this tonight because Gabriel is artist of the week at school! He’s bringing it in tomorrow for the bulletin board
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