It’s beginning to finally feel like fall here in Florida and the perfect time for a fun fall craft! This Handprint Apple Tree Kids Craft is easy to create and gives the kids a chance to get a bit of sensory play in at the same time.
Handprint Apple Tree Kids Craft | Crafting and Sensory Play
One of the first lessons that we usually do as Fall starts approaching is an apple unit. I also love when my girls make handprint crafts because it makes it so personal and it’s apart of them. We made this adorable Handprint Apple Trees that I absolutely love! I guided the girls in creating their craft, but I really let them be creative.
- White construction paper or craft paper
- Brown, green, red, and blue tempera paint
- Sponges cut into circles
- Paintbrush (2)
- Tiny fingers
Handprint Apple Tree
- I helped with making their handprint on their craft paper. Using a paint brush I covered the palm of their hands and a little bit up their forearm to create the tree trunk and branches.
- Then I cut out a few circles with regular kitchen sponges, which they used to create the leaves on their trees. I think this was great practice for my 2-year old using her fine motor skills because of the way she had to hold the small piece of sponge. I showed them pictures of big apple trees and let them create their own by looking at the pictures.
- My 5-year-old also decided to use her sponge piece to create grass underneath her tree. I’m so glad she did because honestly I had not even thought of that and it definitely gave it a more complete and creative look.
- She also added a blue sky. Using a brush she added a blue sky above her tree and again I’m so glad she did! I think it’s amazing when we allow our children to let their imagination go and see where their creativity takes them.
- They then used their fingers in the red metallic paint to make their apples on the trees. Using the metallic red color was their idea and I absolutely loved the way they pop out from over the bright green color.
- My 2-year-old copied everything her big sister did, adding a sky and grass to her apple tree as well! I think the crafts turned out so cute and it’s one of those projects I will keep and treasure because it truly shows their own creativity!
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