Pumpkin Apple Stamps
We are several weeks away from fall and I am already anxious to start in on all those fun crafts we do each year! There has always been one craft that I’ve wanted to try with the kids, but the mess has always kept me from following through. We had a few friends over the other afternoon, the sun wasn’t too harsh here in Georgia, and there was a faint breeze… I decided to take advantage of this cooler afternoon and give the pumpkin apple stamps a shot! This is something I highly suggest you do outside with the kids. You won’t be stressed out about paint getting everywhere or when the kids drop the apple stamps, it really just takes a whole lot of clean up out of the equation!
You are going to need to following materials to get started with this craft:
- Orange craft paint
- Green craft paint
- Paint brushes
- Cutting board
- White paper
- Print Off Some Jack-o’-lantern Faces
Step number one is to cut the apples in half, then dry the inside and outside with paper towels. Next, on a paper plate or scrap paper, squirt a little orange paint on one, and green on the other.
Using the inside of the apple as a stamp, dip the inside of your apple in orange paint, making sure it’s completely covered in paint, then stamp on your white paper.
Let the kids go to town! As much as you may want to help them out and avoid a big mess… just them have some fun! The pictures don’t have to be Pinterest perfect, as long as your child is having fun and they love their picture, that is all that matters. Messes are just temporary, but memories last a lifetime.
Once you have filled your paper up with some pumpkins, stick your Jack-o’-lantern pieces on while the paint is still wet
Using a paint brush, paint a leaf and stem of the top of your pumpkins. Then just let the pumpkin paintings dry and display proudly when done!
We hope that you enjoyed the tutorial for this craft and give it a try! Messes happen, they are just apart of life when you have kids, so never let that keep you from having fun and trying new things!