Apple Stamp Placemat: Fall Crafts for Kids

We are up to our eyeballs in apples right now since we took our annual trip to the orchard.  It is such a fun family activity that you really should try if you live near any orchards.  What’s even better is that we now have enough apples for fun fall crafts and recipes!  Here’s a fun one that can be easily adapted to create just about anything.  The best part is that you really do not need much for this.

Apple Stamp Placemat

What You Will Need:
1 or 2 apples
Acrylic paint (fall colors)
Foam paint brush
4-6 sheets of construction paper
Contact paper or laminate

Instructions:
Slice your apple in half lengthwise (the straighter the better)
Using your foam paint brush, cover the sliced side of the apple liberally

Press the apple onto the construction paper in the desired location (you may need to fill in with more paint depending upon how straight you cut the apple).

Use the tip of your brush to create a stem
After the paint dries you can add in seeds or outlines using a sharpie marker as well as cover in contact paper or laminate in order to make this a functional placemat.  You could also cut the stamps out to create cute center pieces using pop sickle sticks or lollipop sticks.

The best part is that this is cheap, easy and fun for your kids!  What a great way to celebrate fall.

Incorporate Learning
Pair this activity with a lesson on patterns, colors, less/more, and counting.

Books:
Chicka Chicka 1,2,3 by Bill Martin Jr.- $12.23
How Do Apples Grow? by Betsy Maestro – $5.99

Tip Junkie handmade projects

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Felicia Carter is founder and managing editor of Go Grow Go. Her philosophy is to simplify, save, grow and go! Her home is generally full of DIY projects, crafts, yummy baked goods and lots of love. Felicia is also a wife, mom of 2 boys and nationally certified counselor. You can always find her near the chocolate or the coffee pot.

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Comments

  1. Stephanie Marie says:

    Wow! What a great idea. I actually work at an assisted living home for seniors, and we are having an open house for families where the residents will be displaying the art we have made over the last few months. This is a GREAT, easy activity that the residents and I can work on in the days leading up to the festival. Then we can set them out for the dinner portion of the night, and their families can see yet another example of their creativity. Thank you for the suggestion!

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