September is a great month for apples. Apple picking, apple eating, and apple crafting. Apple crafting? Say what? Yes, you can craft with apples. It is a long-standing tradition in our household to go apple picking every year. We jar them, bake with them, and eat them. But I love apples so much I enjoy crafting with them as well. I have a few favorite ideas that keep the kids busy with the apples while i do the hard kitchen work. One of them is to let the kids turn the apples in to stamps. This is a great sensory activity for younger kids, but it is also a fun activity for older kids too.
What You Will Need for the apple stamp craft
paper, canvas, etc anything you want to stamp
Make sure you cut the apple cleanly in half with a very sharp knife so that it has a nice flat surface.
Then take a paper pate and fill it with a paint color of your choice.
Now you can place the fleshy part of the apple on the paint plate and cover it completely with paint.
Finally you simply press the painted side firmly on the surface you wish to stamp. My younger kids love to paint pictures with the stamps, but the older kids get more creative and will stamp clothes, bags, and other fun items they wish to “apple up.”
Let your imagination go apple wild.