Apple Stamp Greeting
White and red laser-print paper or construction paper
Scissors | glue | paper towel | pie tin or shallow container
Apple | Knife and cutting board (adult supervision)
Red and green tempera paint | small brush | black Sharpie marker
It's a really fun mini-field trip to go to an apple orchard to pick your
own apples, and save one for this craft. Actually, it's fun to EAT half of that
apple, and use the other half to make this cute card!
- Fold red paper
in half, like a greeting card.
- Fold a slightly
smaller piece of white paper (you may have to cut it with scissors) and
glue it on top of the red paper, so that the red becomes like a "frame"
around the outer edges of the white. The inside of the card will be red.
- Cut the apple in
half. Pick out three apple seeds. Dry with a bit of paper towel.
- Pour red paint
into a pie tin or other shallow container.
- Stamp the flat
end of the apple half in paint, and then on the white paper, so that the
center of the apple half is on top of the seeds.
- Glue apple seeds
to the middle of the apple stamp, in a trio arrangement.
- With green paint
and a brush, add leaves.
- Add a
caterpillar with segments made of little fingerprints, using green paint.
- When the paint
dries, use a thin black Sharpie marker to add eyes and an antenna.
- On the front of
the card, write:
You are the apple of
I love you to the
Don't forget to sign your name! This
makes a great birthday card for a parent, grandparent, friend, teacher or
anyone else who's special.