Apple Prints

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  • roll paper
  • scissors
  • fat, black marker
  • felt
  • thick cardboard
  • glue
  • clothespins, optional
  • tempera paint
  • Styrofoam trays or paper plates
  • paintbrushes
  • tacky glue

The Creative Process

  • Cut a 2' x 3' sheet from the roll paper. Using a fat, black marker, draw the letter "A" in large block form, filling the entire sheet.
  • Cut the felt into apple shapes of various sizes.
  • Glue the apple shapes onto thick cardboard.
  • The cardboard creates a sturdy backing for printing. You may also wish to glue a clothespin to the back of each "apple stamp" in an upright position for the children to hold onto asthey print.
  • Allow the glue to dry.
  • Pour a small amount of paint into Styrofoam trays or onto plates.
  • Show the children how to dip the apple shapes into the paint or paint it with a paintbrush. Then, press the apple onto the paper.
  • Encourage the children to make apple prints on the large letter "A".
  • Designate an area of the room to be the Alphabet Gallery.
  • Hang the letter on the wall using tacky glue.
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