Fall Craft: Handprint Apple Tree
With cooler weather on its way in and jack-o-lanterns popping up all around, we’ve got fall – and crafts – on our mind. One great art project we found, thanks to All Kids Network, is a Handprint Apple Tree. It’s a great way to personalize the art in your house with your kiddo’s handprint, and gives them an opportunity to paint as well. Of course, feel free to adjust this craft however it works best for you and your family.
First, what you’ll need:
- White and red construction paper
- Green and brown paint
- Brown and green crayons
- Paint brush
- Printable apple template
How to make your tree:
- Paint your child’s hands green. You may get a better handprint if you use a paint brush and paint their hand than if you let them dip their hand in the paint. (It might keep it a little cleaner, too!) Press down on white construction paper – towards the top. Repeat this 3-4 times, depending on the size of the hand.
- Paint on a brown tree trunk and some branches connecting the handprints.
- While the tree is drying, print out the apple template and cut out the apples. Trace it onto red construction paper and cut out as many apples as you’d like. Another option is to color the white apples with a marker or crayon!
- When the tree is dry, glue your apples onto the tree. Draw on leaves and stems.
This fall craft will get your kiddo’s creativity and artistic skills flying. If you make one, be sure to upload a picture of it to our Facebook page!Originally published: October 8, 2013