After we went apple picking last year, we ended up with 24 pounds of apples that we needed to use up. That’s a lot of apples!! So in addition to comparing the tastes of different apples, we decided to do some painting with apples.
There’s nothing particularly fancy about this activity. I simply wanted to give my kids a unique “brush” to use for a painting project as a way for them to experiment with different ways of doing art.
Note: For more kid-friendly apple activities, see my Apple Unit Study page.
I started by creating a few different apple “brushes” for my kids to play with by cutting up some apples in different ways. As you can see, I took two apples and simply cut them in half through the middle. I took another two apples and did the same, except I then cut them down so only the star pattern in the middle was left.
I gave my kids some very large pieces of poster board for painting. And I set out red, yellow, and green paint on small trays.
The kids dipped the apples into the paints and then stamped them on to their papers.
They explored the different colors.
They also learned that their stamps turned out better when they used only a sparing amount of paint on their apples
And here are their final creations!
Super fun and super easy! And a great way to use up some of the 24 pounds of apples we collected!
More apple resources
More apple posts from Gift of Curiosity:
- Apple Printables Pack
- Apple Do-a-Dot Printables
- Apple taste testing
- Apple rotting experiment
- Dissecting an apple
- Apple sensory bin
- Apple Montessori activities