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Friday, September 24, 2010

Handprint Apple Tree

A simple way to make a cute hand print keepsake!
  • Washable paint
  • Cardstock (or construction paper)
  • Paintbrush (optional)
  • Do-A-Dot markers, or small sponges, or paintbrush
  • Munchkin hands :)
  1. Dip hands in brown paint. I sponge painted the hand after they dipped it, so it would cover the entire hand.
  2. Wait for it to dry.
  3. Do-a-dot or sponge paint the leaves on the tree (or finger paint).
  4. Dry.
  5. Use 1 finger to dot apples in the tree and around the bottom.

For older kids, or more detailed project:

You can make 4 trees, one tree for each season of an apple tree. You'd need a few more colors (pink, white, fall colors) for the different seasons. A good book to read is The Season's of Arnold's Apple Tree.

1 comment:

Juliet Robertson said...

What a collection of ideas based around apples. You might enjoy reading "The Apple Pie Tree" by Zoe Hall.


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