So I checked my plain T-shirt stash, and was happy to see I had enough random shirts, so that all five kids could make one.
I pulled out one of my favorite apple books...I am an Apple by Jean Marazollo. (She has a whole series of super simple science books...LOVE them.)
We also read a couple pumpkin books.
We had plenty of apples from our recent trip to the apple orchard. All you have to do is cut one in half. Add red paint if you want an apple or orange paint if you want a pumpkin.
Five minutes later, you've got a fun shirt (made even more fun when you realize there are also pumpkins on your pants.)
Sorry, I didn't take pictures of the process. There's something about 5 preschoolers all wanting a turn with the paints that leave permanent marks on their clothes that precludes stopping to take pictures. I used regular acrylic craft paint, which works as well as fabric paint in my experience as long as you remember to set the paint by ironing over it. It will have just a slightly worn look after washing...or you can use fabric paint if you want a sharper look.
|This picture is from our project last year.|
I originally got the idea from Christianne at Little Page Turners a couple years ago. You also might remember the apple stamped kitchen towels that we made last year. You can go to either of those posts for more "in process" pictures.
And if you're looking for some other great apple themed projects, there are quite a few at Little Page Turners in her apple archives.
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