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Red Apples

by on Aug 4th, 2010

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For our toddlers, anything involving their fine motor skills is still difficult. Usually, children this age enjoy painting and pasting most. So, that’s exactly what we gave them! A pasting and painting activity that  really easy to do! My 2-year old students really had fun doing it! :)


What you need:

  • Small paper plates
  • Red paint
  • Glue
  • Red Japanese Paper
  • Brown Construction Paper
  • Green Art Paper

Step 1: Cut the paper plates into apple shapes.

Step 2: Cut small circles using the Japanese Paper. (You may also use a different kind of paper)

Step 3: Cut the brown paper into stalks and the green paper into leaves

Step 4: Mix the paint with the glue. Make sure not to put too much glue. 1/4 glue, 3/4 paint.

Step 5: Paint the paper plate “apple”

Step 6: Stick the small circles (As long as the paint is still wet, it will stick because to the glue mixture)

Step 7: Glue on the stalk and leaf on top.

Step 8: Have fun hanging them on your door or posting them on your wall! :)


Cheryl Villareal is a preschool teacher and the owner/ editor-in-chief of On weekdays, she could be found teaching her little tots while Sundays are her workout days. She easily enjoys simple things and loves experiencing new things! Her blog is simply a way for her to share these experiences with people. Besides her blog, she also contributes and writes various articles on Follow her on Twitter

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