We did another item from our Fall Bucket List recently - apple stamping. I set up the project by cutting a couple of apples in half. I cut one lengthwise, so we could get the apple shape. The other I cut crosswise, so we could have circles with the pretty star shape in the middle. I grabbed a few of our craft sticks and stuck them in the apples to make the stamps easier to handle. After pouring out a couple of colors of paint, we were ready to go.
The girls were quite excited to see this; their patience barely held on to let me take a few seconds to snap this photo. (Can you see the little finger peeking off to the side?)
And, they were off! If you've never tried this project before, I'd greatly encourage it. All it takes is a couple of apples and some paint. The girls loved the novelty of using food to stamp and had a lot of fun making the different shapes and even mixing the colors. Both were able to work on this project without any help from me.
In the end, we had a lot of fun and some great prints. I'm planning on getting out my clear contact paper and turning these into autumn placemats. We'll have enough for everyone in the family!
Have you tried apple stamping before?