Yesterday I kicked off the first of many fall language learning lessons with Ten Apples Up On Top. If you missed the post be sure to check out the included free language lesson printable. Today we are doing an easy fall craft based around the book.
Card Stock (your choice of color)
Modge Podge (optional)
It Really is an Easy Fall Craft Instructions!
1. Cut apples in half. Use a different paper plate and apple for each color of paint.
2. Help your child cover the entire apple with a light coat of paint.
3. Help your child stamp the sheet of card stock with the painted side of the apple.
4. Repeat the process until you have around 25 apples of varying colors.
5. Once the paint is fully dry cut out the apples.
6. Using an inkjet printer, print a close up picture of your child (on card stock). I printed mine as a 5 X 7 but a 8 X 10 would work as well.
7. Optional step: This step reinforces your picture to protect it against wear and tear. Once the ink is dry, apply a thin coat of Modge Podge to the back and glue to another piece of card stock. Then apply a thin layer of Modge Podge to the front of the picture. The Modge Podge will look white but dries clear.
8. Once the picture is dry again cut around the edges and you are finished!
Now have fun with your child as you read the book Apples Up On Top using your easy fall craft project! Younger children will love playing with the apples. Older children will have a blast trying to stack them on their own head. It’s also fun to have your child sort the apples by color.
Big brother enjoyed stacking the apples on little brother’s picture.
Little brother loved playing with the apples.
When finished store the book and materials in a plastic bag.
Be sure to come back next Monday and Tuesday for another great book and easy fall craft!