We love crafts and I try to incorporate them in our learning whenever possible. We went apple picking last month, so I thought this adorable apple wreath I found would be a fun project for the kids!
As with most projects I discover, I tweaked it a bit for our liking.
- red paint
- white cardstock
- little twigs
- foam leaves
- sturdy paper plate with the center cut out
For the apple prints, we used a sliced apple, dipped it in paint and stamped it onto white cardstock.
We let the prints dry overnight before trimming them.
After we trimmed them, I used a glue gun to adhere a twig and leaf onto the back of each apple. In hindsight, I wish I would have used real apple stems rather than the twigs. (We had apple picking and had TONS of apples, which I could have used.) But, I will know for next time.
Next, I used the glue gun and adhered the apples onto the paper plate.
And, voila! An adorable apple wreath to hang on your door!
We ended up having some leftover apples and foam, so the kids decided to use them to make even more wreaths.
We even used a few leftover apples to make a thank you card for the lady who graciously let us have an apple-picking field trip in her backyard!