Fall is my favorite season of the year. I love it as the weather cools (although it’s still been unreasonably warm here in sunny California!), the colors of nature become more vibrant and everyone is filled with excitement as the school year starts and we all anticipate the upcoming holidays.
Another thing that’s great about this season is that there are so many theme-based projects you can do with your kids. Today, I want to share a simple apple tissue paper craft I prepared for the kids to do last week.
- Apple shape drawn on a white sheet of paper (or you can just print one out from the many you’ll find on the web)
- Tissue paper squares (I bought ours from Lakeshore Learning)
- Do a Dot Markers (You can find these on Amazon and they’re great for many projects!)
- Glue sticks
I just put all of the materials in the middle of the kids’ little table and gave them the paper and let them create.
My 4-year old son is very much into the order of things and he wanted to make sure that he had only red tissue on the apple and green on the leaf and was a little concerned that his little brother didn’t put enough red on the apple. But my almost 2-year old had a great time with the Do a Dots and is fascinated with glue sticks so mom had to help quite a bit to avoid having him stick his little fingers together!
The finished projects make a very colorful addition to our wall art in our family art.
Hope you have fun creating apples with your kids!