Hello again! It’s Megan from Homemade Ginger and I’m back to share another craft that’s perfect for back to school! This apple stamp craft is so cute and versatile. Kids of all ages will love making their own stamps out of apples!
Do you remember making potato stamps as a kid? I remember trying to carve potatoes into shapes with my mom and turn them into stamps. They never turned out so well but it was definitely fun! You also may have tried turning styrofoam meat trays into stamps. We used to trim the edges off the meat trays (after they were cleaned off, of course) and “carve” shapes and letters into the with something sharp. Roll on some paint and you have a DIY stamp! Although these were far from professional, I think it was the concept of using an every day item intended for something else and turning it into art that was so fun as a kid.
These apple stamps are way simpler than trying to carve a potato or use a meat tray in your next art project. Just slice an apple in half and apply paint for these adorable apple creatures. I love adding googly eyes to crafts because it instantly brings them to life and makes anything a little bit sillier which is always a good thing. These apple stamps are no exception. Kids can add just 2 eyes or a whole bunch to make apple monsters. This craft has endless possibilities!
These apple stamps are so versatile because you can turn them into a tag for a teacher gift and clip them onto a bag or even attach them to a piece of twine for some fun fall decor!
Here is what you will need to make this craft:
- Craft Paint
- Googly Eyes
- Black Sharpie
- Small Clothespins
- White Card Stock
First, cut an apple in half and apply a thick coat of paint to the cut side.
Place the apple, cut side down, onto a piece of white card stock. Rock the apple back and forth gently.
Carefully lift the apple the reveal your stamp.
Once the paint has dried, add some googly eyes with glue.
Attach a small clothespin for the stem
Add a mouth with the black Sharpie.
And you are ready to display your silly apple guys!
This is a great activity for those last days of summer before school starts. Attach some of the apple stamps to a teacher gift for a fun and personal touch.
Or make a garland out of your apple guys!
You will love making these apple stamp guys with just a few materials that you probably already have at home!