Looking for a letter A art project for preschool? Try apple stamping!
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Do you know the difference between crafts and process art? The basic idea is that with crafts we expect to see a certain product. The whole class’s projects may look nearly the same. But with process art, it’s all about the process. We give our children specific materials, but the end result is a surprise.
I love crafts, and my kids do too. But process art has many benefits. Plus, it’s fun!
So I’m kicking off a series of Process Art from A-Z. Will you join us?
A is for Apple Stamping
You will need:
1. Cover your work station with newspaper. Put a pile of paint on a plate. Show your child how to grip the apple and press into the paint. You might want to demonstrate the process with your own piece of paper.
2. Help your child gently set the apple on the paper and gently lift it off again. Don’t expect a perfect print. There will probably be a lot of sliding around on the paper. Also be prepared for a slippery apple and a little frustration. You can help by choosing an older apple that has better “grip.” Keep a paper towel handy if your child is squeamish about getting “painty.”
3. Watch your child stamp as much as he pleases!
4. Want to save this letter A project for something special? After it’s dry, cut out the label (get it below), and laminate. After your child completes all 26 projects, you can punch holes and bind them with metal rings for a fun letter book!
The printable labels look like this. If you do a different letter A project, use the bottom circle and write the name of your art technique. Get the free labels HERE.
Want to try something a little different?
- Do apple painting with finger paint with Teaching Mama
- Stamp an apple tree with Crafty Morning
- Set up an apple printing station with Tinklerlab
- Make apple print patterns with Buggy and Buddy
Find more letter A activities!
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