Messy Play Idea- Apple Painting

Apple Painting

Getting Ready
2-3 apples
Washable paint

Large pieces of paperFirst cut two to three apples in various directions- cut one in half vertically, another horizontally, and you can also cut one into pieces. Then one piece at a time, dip the apple in paint and press it to the paper. You can make all kinds of apple designs- make a pattern border with different colors or apple shapes, use the smaller apple pieces to make people, flowers, or large shapes. If you don’t’ have apples, cut up a few different fruits and compare shapes and sizes. This activity allows you to introduce new foods to a picky eater or get your kid's hands dirty, all while learning about shapes, colors, sizes and having FUN!!!!