Need A Fun Fall Kids Craft? Try Apple Art Stamping

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Apple Art stamping is the perfect fall craft for any toddler or preschooler to enjoy. When the apple trees start producing apples and the leaves start falling, apples are a favorite fruit for kids. This time of year calls for all things apples – apple bobbing, apple cider, and apple picking so why not apple art and apple stamping?

What Supplies are needed for Apple Art Paint Stamping?

Thick paper (like cardstock)

Tempera paint in red, yellow, and green

Paper plate or flat painting tray


Knife (for parental use only)

Popsicle sticks, optional

Supplies for apple art stamping

How do you do Apple Art Stamping?

Slice the apple in half with the knife. If desired, press a popsicle stick into the skinned side of the apple to create a handle. Parental use only when using the knife.

Cutting apples down the center

Place a small amount of paint in each color on a paper plate or paint tray. We used tempera paints which are water based and easily wash off of little messy hands. We do recommend adult supervision for this craft project.

Tempera paint colors of red, green and yellow

Encourage children to press the cut side of the apple into the paint and then press the apple onto a sheet of cardstock or thick paper. 

apple stamping in yellow paint

Using a popsicle stick inserted into the apple makes it so much easier for the child to handle. You could also use a fork or even a tree brach if you didn’t have popsicle sticks on hand.

apple stamping

We used three different paint colors that were “Fallish’ colors, Mix and match colors as you choose or let your child pick out their favorites. All kids love to play with paint and with food so this is a fun hands on project.

popsicle sticks

We broke the popsicle sticks in half to make them easier for the child to use, then inserted them into the apple.

apple art

And the final project is an adorable, hand painted apple art craft project. This is an art project your kids will be proud they created and you will enjoy seeing it displayed on the refrigerator door!

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