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Apple Printing Activity!

You can use apples as stamps to create fun pictures, design wrapping paper or decorate clothing like t-shirts and jeans.

Materials

  • ApplesApple Printing
  • Paint (Use washable poster paint for paper prints and fabric paints for clothes.)
  • Paper plates
  • A printable surface
  • Newspaper to protect the work surface
  • Art smocks or old t-shirts
  • A knife to cut the apples (for adults only)*

Instructions

  1. Cover your work surface with newspaper and make sure everyone is wearing old clothes or a smock.
  2. Pour paint on the paper plates. Use one color per plate.
  3. Ask your child to guess what shape of half an apple will look like.
  4. Cut the apple in half from top to bottom to create an apple silhouette, or create a circle with a star by cutting the apple horizontally. You and your child can also brainstorm ways to create different shapes with the apple.
  5. Encourage your child to dip the flat side of the apple in the paint, thoroughly covering the flat surface, and then place the apple with the paint side down on the printing surface.
  6. Enjoy creating fun designs and pictures with your homemade stamps!

 

*An adult should oversee all the activities. The activities may not be appropriate for all ages.

Let it Snow!

Whether your area gets blanketed with snow each winter or you see nary a flake, here’s an activity to help your family celebrate the magic of snow together.

Here are a few tips before you begin:

  • Be prepared for a mess.
  • Cover your work area with newspaper or a drop cloth.
  • Use your kitchen or a tiled area to make cleanup less stressful.
  • Have your child wear a smock or an old t-shirt to protect her clothes.
  • Remember your own childhood and relish the FUN!

Snow Art

  1. Spray shaving cream on a table or placemat.
  2. Let your child finger-paint with the shaving cream.
  3. When your child has completed a design, press a piece of dark construction paper over their shaving cream masterpiece.
  4. The result is a snowy scene!

 

*Children should have adult supervision throughout all activities.