Since apple picking season is almost over, we decided to make a handprint apple tree to preserve memories. This craft works great as a present.
You can simplify things by using green construction paper. I wanted to get my two year-old twins involved and they are not good at cutting yet, so they made our green paper by stamping white paper with a sponge, covered in green. If you do it our way, please let the stamped paper dry before going to next step.
You need: white paper, sponge, green color, scissors, black or brown construction paper, glue, red pompoms, crayon.
Cover the sponge with green color ( wet it lightly first) and allow your child to stamp the sponge on two sheets of white paper ( one should be slightly “greener, “darker than the other.) Let the papers dry.
Cut a shape that resembles leaves from the darker green sheet of paper. Glue that piece to the light green paper.
Put your child’s hand on black construction paper and trace the hand. Cut the shape of a hand out of the paper.
Glue the construction paper hand to the green sheet of paper.
Put a dab of glue on each pompom and stick the pompoms on your tree.