Hands-on learning through play is perfect for this time of year! Get stamping or printmaking this fall with a fun process art activity that uses apples as paintbrushes. Red, green or purple… What color are your favorite apples? Use a sheet of blank paper and washable paint, and create your own apple stamps.
APPLE STAMPING FOR KIDS
Stamping is a fun art activity that even toddlers and preschoolers can do! Did you know stamping or print making has a history that dates to ancient times, with paint, ink and rubber being a relatively recent invention to the process.
For young children stamping activates a new group of muscles in the thumb and fingers. For older children, it continues to strengthen and also build endurance for fine motor tasks such as writing. For the younger kiddos, the simple task of alternating stamping paper and paint or ink pad can be challenging. Remembering to position the apple stamp correctly, press into the paint and then onto the paper can be quite a task. It’s productive but fun work!
Read on to find out how you can create your own prints with a fun homemade apple stamp. Green, red or even yellow… What color will you make your apples this fall?
APPLE STAMPING CRAFT
- Paper (You could use newsprint, paper towels or art paper for different effects!)
HOW TO PAINT WITH APPLES
STEP 1. Cut an apple in half and dip the apple half in paint.
STEP 2. Then press the apple down onto the paper.
TIP: A fun variation is to use different colors of paint and different paint textures to make your apple prints. Check out our homemade paint recipes for ideas!
STEP 3. Once the apple prints have dried use a brown marker or crayon to draw a little stem on your apples. Optional – cut out some green leaves from craft paper and glue them next to the stem.
MORE FUN WITH APPLES
APPLE STAMP PAINTING FOR KIDS
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