The following post is by editor Kara Fleck.
“An apple a day keeps the doctor away” as the saying goes. Of course, at our house we eat apples more for their delicious taste than for health reasons. Baked in a pie, sliced and dipped in peanut butter, or devoured fresh from the tree, apples are a kid (and grown up) favorite at the Fleck house.
There’s also apple fun to be had beyond eating them. We look forward to our annual trips to the local apple orchard each year. Pulling the little red wagon around, gathering our favorite varieties, and enjoying some time at the orchard store are a part of the year’s rhythm we never miss.
We do a fair bit of crafting with apples, too – from apple stamped tee shirts using the actual fruit, to arts and crafts inspired by the apple. It is a versatile, wonderful material to work with.
The Apple Star
Take an apple round and red
Don’t slice down
Slice through instead
Right inside it you will see
A star as pretty as can be!
Push a corn-sticker into an apple sliced in half and you’ve got your very own apple stamp, perfect for making prints. Slice it in half, there’s a pretty star. Slice the apple length-wise, you’ve got an apple shaped stamp.
Set a bowl of shiny apples in a variety of colors on the table and you’ve got inspiration for both artwork and a snack.
We love apples!
I know we aren’t the only ones who love apples and want to celebrate and enjoy apple season. So, I thought it would be fun to create an apple round-up: a plethora of apple ideas for the Autumn days ahead.
I’ll get us started with a few apple crafts and recipes that I have discovered.
I’d love it if you’d leave me a comment or a link with your favorite apple ideas, too.
A Plethora of Apple Ideas
- Paper Bag Apple Tree ::: Creative Jewish Mom
- Apple Prints ::: About.com Family Crafts (we made tee shirts a few years ago with our apple stamps)
- Wormy Apple Craft ::: No Time for Flashcards
- Spiced Apple Ice Cream ::: Gidget Goes Home
- Let’s Bake an Apple Pie ::: Simple Bites
- Applesauce Fruit Blends ::: Family Feedbag
Apple Printables and More!
- Apple Tot School Printables ::: 1+1+1=1
- Apples ::: 2 Teaching Mommies (including a neat apple varieties poster)
- Apples ::: Teach Your Tot
Have you got an apple idea to add to this list?