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We did so many apple crafts during our apple unit. Have you seen our apple tissue paper craft, apple coffee filter craft, or apple painting activity? Are you ready for one more apple craft you can do with your kids? Check out our apple sand craft for preschoolers! This was a fun art project for my kids that also worked their fine motor skills.
Note: For more kid-friendly apple activities, see my apple unit study page.
For this activity, I prepared the following materials:
- An apple outline, with the middle of the apple cut out
- Clear contact paper, placed under the middle of the apple outline with the sticky side facing up
- Colored craft sand, which we purchased from Discount School Supply, although you can find similar products at Amazon
I put all of the materials on one of our Lakeshore Learning trays to help contain the mess.
I then invited my kids to sprinkle sand on to the contact paper in the middle of their apple outlines.
Because the contact paper was placed with the sticky side facing up, the sand easily stuck to it as the kids sprinkled it on. I encouraged them to use apple colored sand to make their apples. That meant they mostly used red, green, and yellow. They also used black because, well, when apples get bruised the spots can look very dark. 🙂
Once my kids were done decorating their apples, I simply shook the excess craft sand onto their trays. Then their artwork was ready for display!
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More apple posts from Gift of Curiosity:
- Apple Unit Study
- Apple Printables Pack
- Apple Do-a-Dot Printables
- Apple taste testing
- Apple rotting experiment
- Dissecting an apple
- Apple sensory bin
- Apple Montessori activities
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