Friday, September 25, 2009

Creating apple Art

Being a teacher - I have come across MANY fun activities to do with kids that I have now brought home to do with my daughter Alyson. Being September and all the talk of Johnny Appleseed I thought it would be fun to do some Apple painting. I haven't had the time to do this with my own students yet - but it is fun!

All you need is:

*one apple (Unless you want to do more than 2 colors)
*2 popsicle sticks
*paint in yellow, red, green
*construction paper (in white)
*paper plate for the paint

The popsicle sticks are not necessary but let me tell you they help a lot - and keep the mess to a minimum.

I used some acrylic paint from Michael's but kids poster paints work much better. Here she is all excited to get stamping!
She drenched the apple and I was trying to get her to wipe a little off - but no go -- hehe! The point is so they can see the star shape that is in the middle of the apple - so fun! But she still had a blast! She started off with patterns and then just wanted to keep going!

At one point she even mixed the green and the yellow which was perfect!

And her finished product --- she loves it! I think this is an awesome fall activity that is quick for everyone! And because we are scrappers we usually have all the materials on hand! So give this a try --it is fun!

Also -- if your child is older - consider using a plastic knife and let then cut a shape into the apple to make a unique stamp!
I can't wait to make these pictures into a scrap page!!
Thanks for stopping in!


pickmepam said...

always a cute idea! who doesn't like apples? yumm-o!

BabyBokChoy said...

I'm going to give this a try with my kids this weekend and I'm going to let them use my Making Memories paints, lol. And I get the feeling that my 2 year old toddler will drive me insane doing this project. LOL

Trish said...

If I could get the kids to stop eating the apples we picked this weekend, maybe we could try this...

Katy Keeler said...

So cute! And I have to ask, where did you get that adorable shirt she is wearing?? I just love it!