Apple Stamping

This apple stamping activity is really fun for preschool and elementary aged children. Most kids love to paint, and using apples to paint with is even more fun.

For this activity you will need:

  • White paper for background
  • Craft paint (brown, orange, red, yellow)
  • Paint brush
  • Apple
  • Paper plate
  • Paint smock (optional)

First help your child cut the apple in half. You want to cut it in half at the top, not in the middle. Look at the apple with your child so that they can see what apples look like inside and see what the seeds look like.

apple stamping

Squeeze out some of the craft paint on a paper plate for your child to use to paint.

Depending on the age of your child, you may need to help your child with the outline of the tree. For my 5-year-old son, I used a pencil to draw an outline of the tree trunk and branches and then he painted the tree brown.

Next help your child get some paint on the cut apple and then let them have fun stamping apples on the tree. My son had so much fun doing this he didn’t want to stop.

This is a fun activity to do for fall or Thanksgiving. If you are looking for a fun fall book about apples to read with your child, one of our favorites is Apple Trouble! Besides this, If acrylic printing is your hobby then see here for more information on what makes a great acrylic printing service.

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