Cut out an apple shape and use Legos dipped in finger paint to stamp on the color!
Visit a local apple orchard! There are often lots of activities for children to participate in at the orchard, and you can do a fun craft afterwards!
**Check orchard websites for COVID-19 updates and hours of operation**
Aamodt’s Apple Farm – Stillwater, 6428 Manning Ave., Stillwater, MN 55082, PHONE: (651) 439-3127
Website : aamodtsapplefarm.com
Pine Tree Apple Orchard – White Bear Lake, 450 Apple Orchard Rd., White Bear Lake, MN 55110, Phone: (651) 429-7202
Website : pinetreeappleorchard.com
Applewood Orchard – Lakeville, 22702 Hamburg Ave., Lakeville, MN 55044, Phone: (952) 985-5425
Remick’s Orchard – Anoka, 18978 Lake George Blvd. NW, Anoka, MN 55303, Phone: (612) 240-3355
Apple Jacks Orchard – Delano, 4875 37th St. SE, Delano MN 55328, Phone: (763) 972-6673
Suggested supplies: apples (halved), red paint, leaves from the garden, glue, tray or plate to hold your paint, and white paper or cardboard. (See cover photo for finished product.)
Pour a puddle of red paint into a styrofoam produce tray. Give each child a long, narrow piece of white cardboard to do their stamping on. After stamping, glue garden leaves to painted apples.
Note: Always run your styrofoam trays through the dishwasher to sterilize them before using them for kids’ craft projects.
“STAR” APPLE SLICING TRICK:
Have the kids gather around while you cut the apples in half. My guys always love to examine the inside of the apple and see how the seeds are all tucked in there so neatly.
You can cut your apples top to bottom to make a traditional apple shape with your prints, but for fun, you may want to cut one of your apples cross-wise to surprise your kids with this star-shape arrangement of seeds. (see photo below)