Sep 10 10
by cara
at 3:13 PM
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Apple Tree Painting

I just can’t get enough of all of the great apple themed crafts I’ve seen on other blogs lately that fit in perfectly with our Apple Sensory Bin and our Apple Pie Scented Playdough.  I LOVED this idea from Teach Preschool, so I set up the supplies to create some apple trees of our own at a playdate a few weeks ago.  Here’s MY version to show the kids what we were doing.

First you tear strips of brown construction paper and glue them down to form the tree trunks and branches.  Then you use an empty toilet paper roll or paper towel roll to stamp on the “apples.”  So cute, right?!

But this was one of those days when the boys were so busy playing that they weren’t much interested in art.  And when they finally DID sit down to paint and create, they were not interested in ripping and gluing the brown paper (that surprised me, since my guy LOVES to rip and glue!).  They only wanted to stamp the circles.  And you know what?  That was okay too.  We’ve never stamped like this before so it was still a new experience.  A new method of painting.  And then my spirited child started throwing his paint covered paper towel roll on the ground just for fun, eliciting giggles from our well behaved friend and effectively ending art time.

I haven’t hosted Art Playgroup in about a month, and I miss it dearly.  I fully intend to resume our Art Playgroup once we get into the routine of school and after The Littlest Apple recovers from his upcoming surgery.  I’m planning to sit down next week to brainstorm some “original” arts and crafts ideas….I LOVE all of the inspiration blogs provide, but I’d love to have some unique projects I can call my own!  (I’ve got some big dreams in that area…maybe I’ll share them soon!)

Speaking of APPLES, have you seen my cute new button over there in the sidebar?  I’ve had several requests for a button, and here it is!  Thanks so much to all of my readers for your continued support!

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  1. You made my whole day:) Those turned out beautiful!!

  2. Those are too cute!! I might have to try those with the kids next week!

  3. LOVE the circles! NOW I am frantically clicking on the link to the surgery!

  4. I love this, Cara! You always have the best art activity ideas. I can’t even tell you how many items I’ve bookmarked from your site!

  5. so fun, we are going to have to do this!

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