This simple apple craft for kids is a fun and unique way to decorate a classroom for back to school or your living room for fall. Plus your kids will love that they can help make them!
Press Painted Apple Craft For Kids
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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No time to paint apples now? Pin it for later!
If you can’t make this apple art project now, pin it to your kids’ crafts ideas board on Pinterest and it’ll be here for when you’re ready.
Tips for making this classroom art project.
- This project can get messy! We recommend creating outdoors or in a space where the mess will not be an issue.
- Let your kids decide if they want to make red or green apples.
- Let your kids experiment. It is all about the process! There is no “right” or “wrong” way of doing this art project.
How to make apple garland
Below is our step by step tutorial for creating this art project. Feel free to print it for easy reference.
- Apple Template printed onto white or colored paper.
- Paint - Apple Colors
- Parchment Paper
- Mini Cups
Optional Materials for Decorating
- Hemp or string
- Black Paint Pen or Marker
- Painters Tape
- Craft Stick or something to mix paint
- 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.
- 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!
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More apple projects you will love!
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When to make this craft
Sometimes you see a craft and think, oh that’s cute! But then you don’t know when you will make it. Here are some ideas for this fun art project!
- String them around your classroom for some back to school fun.
- Hang them from a frame to take pictures on the first day of school.
- Glue them to the front of a card and give them as a teacher gift.
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