This apple themed press painted decorations is so much fun to make! Apples are the perfect way to decorate a classroom for back to school or your living room for fall. Plus your kids will love that can help make them!
Apple Themed Press Painted Decorations
Fall is right around the corner and since we have always had a thing for apple crafts we wanted to add something new!
Press painting is something my kids love to do because of the beautiful results they can get at any age!
Apple-themed art projects are perfect for decorating a classroom. We used these apples to create a garland and a mobile. But the possibilities are endless!
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Supplies for painted apples
- Apple Template. Printed onto white or colored paper.
- Paint. Apple Colors.
- Parchment Paper.
- Craft Sticks. Or something to mix paint.
- Mini Cups.
Optional Materials for Decorating:
- Hemp or String.
- Black Paint Pen or Marker.
- Painters Tape.
How to make apple decorations
Here is the step by step instructions for apple-themed press painted decorations. You can see it all in action in the video below.
Start by printing out your apple template. The apples can be on any color of paper as they will just be used to trace and cut out cardboard.
As for the leaves and stems you can print them right onto green paper, or on white so that your little ones can color them in.
Mix your paints with a bit of water to make them a bit more fluid. You don’t need much water, this is why we choose a pipette to add it in.
Using your craft stick, drizzle paint onto your parchment paper.
This process works best when you use at least 2 colors on each apple.
Related project: 3D Paper Apple Tree
Then press your apple into the paint.
Pull up and set to the side to dry.
Once dry you can add your stem and leaf using a bit of glue.
When your apples are finished you can decide how to decorate with them. You can use a paint pen or marker to add names.
You can also punch holes to string the apples to make a garland.
Or simply tape hemp to the back so they can dangle like a mobile!
No matter how you use them to decorate, each apple will be one of a kind, just like your kiddos.