Posted on | October 19, 2008 |
Since it’s fall I thought I’d put in a bunch of posts on fall crafts (I’ll try to get some holiday ones on early so you can do them as well). Fall is my favorite time of year. Actually, I love September through the New Year since there are so many different arts and crafts to do. Let’s start with apples.
An easy craft for preschoolers is to paint an apple tree. All you need is paint and paper. Coat your child’s hand with brown paint and press it on the paper to form a tree trunk. Then they can use their fingers to make leaves and apples. You can add additional materials for the kids to add to the trees if you want to make it fancier or extend the time it takes to do the craft. For example they can cut out leaves from construction paper and glue them to their tree or you can use tissue paper to make the leaves.
Lunch bag apples
For this project you will need
- Paper lunch bags
- Newspaper, paper towels or tissue paper
- Paint or markers
- Green paper
- A rubber band, string or garbage twist tie
Take the lunch bag and stuff it with your stuffing of choice. I like newspaper the best if you have that, it’s a little sturdier and holds up better. Stuff it so it looks round, like an apple. Leave an inch or two of brown bag on the top and tie it together, the rubber bans works the best.
Next paint the round apple you just formed red. You can color it with markers if you want, but it’s a large surface, so paint will be easier. Cut some leaf shapes out of the green paper. Glue them to the top of the apple. You can have the kids decorate their apples more if they want. Glitter is always popular or they can color a face or worm onto the apple as well.