Apple Painting is a fun craft for children where they can use their creativity and fine motor skills to create a festive art project for Fall. Apple painting is a great tactile sensory activity for kids too!
How To Make An Apple Painting:
- Paint (red, yellow, or green)
- Construction Paper
- Paper Plate
- Corn-on-the-cob Holders
1. Pour the paint onto a paper plate and spread it around with a paint brush.
Helpful Hint: Add some hand soap to the paint and mix well. The soap will make it easier to wash any access paint from the table or painting surface, clothes, or little hands.
2. Cut the apple in half.
3. Insert a corn-on-the-cob holder into the skin of the apple. The corn-on-the-cob holder makes it easier for little hands to hold and paint with the apple.
4. Let your child apple paint by pushing the apple down into the paint, lifting it up using the corn-on-the-cob holder, and pressing it firmly onto the construction paper.
Cost To Make An Apple Painting:
- Apple: 20¢
- Paint: 10¢
- Construction Paper: 1¢
- Paper Plate: 1¢
Total: just 32¢ for a great piece of artwork for Fall!
Every activity has a Teachable Moment! What is a Teachable Moment? It is a time during every craft or project when you can teach your child something about the activity.
1. Read Apples, Apples, Apples by Nancy Elizabeth Wallace and discuss the parts of an apple and how it grows.
2. Eat a slice of a red, green, and yellow apple and discuss the similarities and differences.
3. Cut the apple and look for the “star” shape made by the seeds.
This post is written by Karen from The Saving Cents Mom. Karen is a mom who loves to save money! She has two amazing children and a wonderful husband who she loves to spend time. They enjoy reading books, playing outside, watching movies, and making memories.