Fall Apple “Stained Glass” Craft

Ahhhh, the smell of an apple orchard on a crisp fall morning-what a wonderful smell! Seriously, if you want to take a moment to stop and smell the roses, grab an apple out of your refrigerator drawer and smell it! Ok, now that you are done smelling the roses…I mean…apples…lets talk crafts for kids!

Last week we made these apple stained glass crafts. I couldn’t bring myself to post it because my dog passed away, and I was just a wreck about it. I still am quite sad, but I am getting used to life without him. Losing Huck and Buddy this year was hard.

Anyhow, you will need:

  • Red Construction Paper
  • Clear Contact Paper
  • Tissue paper in red, yellow, and green(either squares or have the kids tear it themselves)
  • Scissors

Draw an apple pattern on a sheet of red construction paper. For extra fun, serve up some of my pumpkin kiss cookies while craftingStack as many sheets as you need, and cut out the shape of the apple. Each child needs 2. Now, you are going to want to cut out the middle, leaving a 1/4-1/2 inch red outline of an apple. I have to note that based on the age and motor skills of your child, each may require different levels of help.

Trace the apple shape onto the contact paper, and cut it out. Again, the children will need 2 pieces each.

Next, you will give each child their supplies.

Have the child place the red outline onto the contact paper. Next, instruct them to fill in the clear space with tissue paper squares.

Next, add the final red apple outline.

Finally, cover it with contact paper. For a fun effect, place the finished work in a window for all to enjoy!

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