Thursday, September 16, 2010

Tucker's Apple Dandy Day Go Along Craft

Paper bag apples
apple craft for preschoolers

We read the book, "Tucker's Apple Dandy Day" by Susan Winget.  This is an adorable book about a group of school animals that visit an apple orchard.  It is filled with ways friends can show kindness to one another as well as fall apple fun.

apple craft for kids

Tucker's Apple Dandy Day go along craft

For our stART project, the kids painted the bottom portion (and more) of a lunch bag.  I will have to admit the painting ran a little amuck this time.  Sassyfras started painting her stomach and Juiciness had a taste test that left him looking like the Joker.  Thank goodness bathtime was right after this project!

paper bag apple craft
I turned the bags upside down on bottles to dry.

apple craft for kids

Once dried, the kids crumpled up newspaper to stuff the bags (I think this may have been their favorite part) and twisted a green pipe cleaner with a leaf cutout around the top portion. 

apple craft for preschoolers
Juiciness's apple


RedTedArt said...

Oh my oh my oh my, these are soooo cute! You know, you could use them as little gift bags even? Wouldn't a granny or a neighbour just love some homebaked cookies or a real apple packaged like this?!?!

Thank you so much for linking up to Kids Get Crafty! Much appreciated!!!


Kelly said...


I love your idea! We may just have to make some apple muffins and pack them up for our Grammy and Pop now.

Debbie said...

This is so cute! I may just have to give it a try with Selena!

An Almost Unschooling Mom said...

They turned out great!

Brimful Curiosities said...

Sounds like they really got into the painting. My son still gets upset when he gets paint on his hands and then the craft time quickly ends.

JDaniel4's Mom said...

What a great fall project! Apples are now everywhere.

Christianne @ Little Page Turners said...

Very cute! I was thinking the same thing - great gift bag idea!

Cindy deRosier said...

I'm the Editorial Assistant for Fun Family Crafts and I wanted to let you know that we have featured your apple project! You can see it here:

If you have other kid friendly crafts, we'd love it if you would submit them. If you would like to display a featured button on your site, you can grab one from the right side bar of your post above. Thanks for a wonderful project idea!