Discover how easy it is to make amazing pictures by cutting an apple in half and using it to make prints.
- Age Guideline: 3 Years and Up
- Time Required: 20 minutes (Does not include drying time)
The above age and time guidelines are estimates. This project can be modified to suit other ages and may take more or less time depending on your circumstances.
- Paper Towels
- Styrofoam Plate, Meat Tray, or Other Shallow Dish
- Construction Paper
Cut the apple in half. Experiment with your apples by cutting them different ways. Cut Through the top and out the bottom to make a 'traditional' apple print, cut through the middle to make apple 'star' prints. Cut the apple into quarters for a different print also!
Fold a paper towel into 4ths and lay it on the bottom of the styrofoam plate, etc. Pour paint into the center of the paper towel to make it into a stamp pad. I like to use red, green, and yellow paint to represent the different kinds of apples.
Dip the cut side of the apple into the paint. Dab it around on the paper towel to wipe off excess paint, and then press it onto the paper.
Make a whole collection of apple pictures this way! You can also use other fruits to make prints. Try making these prints with oranges, lemons, pears, etc.
You can also use fabric paint and make an apple print T-shirt, towels, etc!
If you want even more inspiration when it comes to making apple prints, watch this how-to video.
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