Painting with Apples
Painting with apples was always one of my favorite activities to do with kids as a preschool teacher. They love apple units in the Fall, and after field trips to the pumpkin patch a farm theme is always fun.
This farm activity for kids involved using apples from the patch to paint with. It’s always fun to sort through the apples, and find the ones that are good for eating to have as a snack, and find the bruised or old ones to paint with rather than throw away.
How to paint with apples:
Painting with apples is really quite simple! A few of the tricks below will make it fun for little ones.
Cut apples in half and remove seeds. Try cutting both vertically and horizontally to compare the prints! Children will love to observe the differences and even match up the apple halves once the print is dry like a puzzle.
Put various colors of paint in flat plates. We like to use washable paints with kids. Choose fall colors or the colors of the child’s choice, maybe they would like to see what a blue apple looks like!
Allow your child to dip the apple (cut side) in the paint and stamp with it. If children don’t like to get their fingers messy, or have a hard time stamping with the apple, you can stick a fork in the skin side of the apple to serve as a handle for stamping.
If stamping like this is too hard, children can paint the cut side of the apple instead of dipping it into the paint.
Fun Ways to Use the Prints from Painting with Apples
- do the apple prints on a brown paper bag and go on a fall treasure hunt with the decorated bag
- make your own gift wrap with the apple prints on brown wrapping paper
- print on canvas instead of paper to make a keepsake fall print
- print with acrylic paint on a tea towel to make a stamped towel similar to these turkey stamped tea towels
- add found fall nature items for a 3D piece of artwork
- turn your apple prints into jack o lanterns by adding sharpie faces
More Fall activities for kids:
see the full collection here >> Tons of Fall Kids Activities for All Ages