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I love the Fall for multiple reasons, but the main reason is because of apple picking. It’s actually where I broke the news to my entire family last year that I was pregnant with our sweet, baby girl Avery. So it holds a special place in my heart. We usually make all sorts of sweet treats with our apples so I thought it would be fun to try out a craft this year. We used our apples to create an Apple Stamped Banner that is absolutely adorable.
Apple Stamped Banner
The supplies needed for this apple stmaped banner are minimal. You’ll need an apple or two depending upon how many colors you want your banner to be. You will also need paint, doilies, twigs, and twine to string the doilies. One last thing that I almost forgot is that you’ll need an attentive assistant, although a very curious toddler will work as well. Using the apple as your stamp you want to cover it in the paint and then stamp onto a doily.
Once the paint dries you need to add glue where the twigs will be placed. Depending upon the age of your assistant you can let them do it. My daughter is 3.5 so she doesn’t quite have the eye-hand coordination for a small straight line using glue.
The twigs will be placed on top of the glue and then set to dry. I used tacky glue because I didn’t have any Elmer’s glue in the house and it worked like a charm and dried relatively quickly.
Finally, you will string twine through your doilies. That’s it! You’ll notice that our banner has a pattern to it. Any time I do a project with Riley I’m always trying to incorporate different early readiness skills. This project was perfect for patterns and making predictions. Riley and I talked about making a prediction or a guess what color we would want to make another apple if we added to our banner. I firmly believe it’s all about exposing our children to the language that they will hear in school.