I was feeling brave, and did the printing with Martha Stewart Acrylic Paint to make these fun apple print tea towels.
AGES: All Ages!
- Martha Stewart Acrylic Paint in red and green.
- Corn Cob Holders
- 2 Trays for Paint
- Tea Towels. I found mine at target but you could also use these: Flour Sack Towels
- Board to pin tea towel to keep it in place. I used a 18″ x 24″ cork board.
- Paper to put behind teat towel.
DIRECTIONS FOR ADULT:
- Wash and iron tea towels. (Old children can do this step)
- Cut apple in half and place corn cob holder in apple. (Older Children can do this step)
- When done printing, allow to dry overnight.
- Iron, wash and iron again. (Old children can do this step)
- Hang and enjoy!
DIRECTIONS FOR CHILD:
- Place apple in paint.
- Gently transfer apple to tea towel stamp once and return to paint.
- Fine Motor Skills: Holding corn cob holder.
- Careful control of materials.
- Part of apple: Skin, Seeds, Core, Flesh
- Colors: Green and Red.
- Older students you can introduce the term complementary colors.
- When working with little ones and using acrylic paint, really go over how to handle the materials correctly and calmly.
- Have them wear a shirt you don’t care about getting messy. I don’t like to have children wear smocks because it signals to them that they can get messy, however if you do, keep it the same size that they wear. Big bagging shirts get in the paint and make a bigger mess!
- Only put out one color at a time. Red and Green mixed together makes a brown– do one at a time and you will avoid this from happening.