Grab our apple template and your paints and get ready to make this super simple apple painting craft! Apple activities are always really popular every autumn and we love them as they’re not only a great way to get your child interested in the seasons but to hopefully get them interested in fruit and healthy eating too – just don’t eat the one’s you’re painting!
This simple activity is a bit of a classic given a little spin by using our template. It’s a great apple craft for toddlers and preschoolers and can totally be enjoyed by kids in the early years of school too.
Apple Painting Materials
- Kids paints in red and green
- Apple, cut in half and prepared for stamping (see below)
- Apple template on white paper
- Colouring pens or pencils
- Reusable plate or tray for paints
Free Apple Template
You can of course draw an apple yourself but if you’d prefer then make sure to grab our apple template for this craft. It’s also a good one to have to help you prepare if you are doing this activity with a class or preschool group.
How To Prepare An Apple for Apple Stamping
Apple stamping is a classic craft for kids but holding the round part of the apple can be a bit tricky, however it’s really easy to make a couple of simple changes to make this craft more successful. If possible, prepare your apple a little while before you start your activity.
To prepare your apple first cut it in half through the centre. Next you’ll be making a little handle for it, to do this carefully slice a small wedge shale from each side as you can see in the picture below. (I eat these bits because I don’t like waste and I do like snacks.)
Apples can also be quite wet so before painting I recommend leaving the bit that will have paint on it on a dry tea towel to help it dry out a little. I only did this for a few minutes though so don’t worry if you don’t have time.
Apple Painting Craft
To make this craft start by printing out your apple template and preparing your apple for stamping as explained above then colour in the stalk and leaf of your apple using colouring pens or pencils.
Onto a reusable plate pour some red and green paints. Using a plate or tray for this means that you have a wider surface to stamp your apple into.
Press your apple into the coloured paint and then use this to stamp onto the apple shape until it is coloured in. You could of course just use one colour for this but I personally like the way the two colours look and I think it’s also a nice way to introduce discussions about what colours apples are or about colour mixing.
More Apple Crafts for Kids
This pom pom apple tree craft is one that my preschooler really enjoyed. As you’ll see we had a few windfall apples in our activity too!
Why not try making our apple suncatchers? These are surprisingly easy to do and make a great decoration to hang up in windows.