Apple Paper Plate Craft #2: Painting



Here is another craft to celebrate apple season.  This time I wanted to create the experience of having a half apple with a red exterior and a seedy interior.


You will need:
  • a paper plate
  • some paint (red, green, or yellow would work)
  • a paintbrush
  • glue
  • construction paper (green and brown)
  • scissors

I did this first part for Little M. since she is just learning how to cut.  For an older child you could draw the shapes and have them cut them out themselves.  I cut out some leaves out of the green construction paper.  I just did a simple lemon shape, which I used for the seeds as well.  The stem is just a little rectangle.

Talk about the differences between the inside and outside of an apple.  Cut an apple in half.  Talk about the differences in color, where the seeds and stem are, where the leaves would be, etc.  Let them hold the apple halves and examine them closely.  A magnifying glass might be helpful for this part.


Give your child the plate, glue, and construction paper seeds, leaves, and stem.  Invite them to talk about where they are placing the parts of the apple.

When they are done gluing, let dry.  When the "inside" of the apple is finished drying, invite your child to paint the outside of their apple.  Red, green, and yellow are great choices, but really any color is fine.  Little M. had so much fun, she didn't want to stop with just the apple and painted the leaves too!

Let the finished apply dry and hang it where your toddler can admire their work!


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