Written by Kara Fleck, Simple Kids editor and Rockin’ Granola mama.
Today’s unplugged play idea involves playing with our food: we’re going to paint with apples.
Supplies and materials
- clothes your child can get messy in and/or aprons
- paint brushes
- fabric paint and tees or bags to apple stamp
- OR craft paint and heavy paper (recycled paper grocery bags would work) to make some apple designs
- some newspapers to protect your works surface might be a good idea, too
- corn on the cob stickers (we’ve discovered these help little hands when apple stamping)
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.
We followed the directions here -> Apple Prints and made apple tee shirts and onesies a few years ago.
Need a little more apple inspiration?
- Seeds of Potential: Exploring Similarities and Differences ::: Simple Kids
- Paper Bag Apple Tree ::: Creative Jewish Mom
- 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
Be saving paper towel and toilet paper tubes and other bits of cardboard for some more unplugged fun.
Just joining us? Find 31 Days of Unplugged Play here.