Flour dough crafts are a fun way to get kids involved in sensory activities at home. Our apple crafts for kids are great back to school and Fall activities.
My daughter and son started school this past week. I found myself missing them terribly while they were gone. I thought it might be nice to sit down together when they came home and work on some flour dough crafts together. Being that it is the start of a new school year, I had apples on my mind. My children love to paint and I knew they would enjoy painting their own salt dough apple sculpture.
If your children enjoy playing with play dough, they will certainly love flour dough crafts like this one. It is easy to make and dries rock solid. My children loved rolling the dough into balls and squishing the leaves flat. Let them paint their apples and leaves and allow to dry. Younger children may need help gluing and assembling the final pieces.
FLOUR DOUGH CRAFTS: A IS FOR APPLE
- Red and green paint
- Sticks for the apple stems
Step 1: Mix 2 cups of flour with one cup water. If your mixture is too wet just throw in a little more flour. (You want it squishy). Knead the dough in your hands for a few minutes. Try to get it as smooth as you can.
Step 2: Separate the dough into five pieces. Roll 4 large pieces into balls to make the apples. The 5th piece should be much smaller for your leaves.
Step 3: Form the 5th piece into a long, flat oval. Cut this piece into 4 small pieces. Shape them into leaves. With a butter knife slice little veins into the leaves.
Step 4: Put the apples and leaves on a cookie sheet and bake them for 20 minutes at 300 degrees.
Step 5: Set up your little Picasso’s up with some paint and let them go to work!
Step 6: Once the pieces are dry you can use twigs for a stem. I had some twiggy looking pieces in my potpourri so I cut them down to use for the stems. Push the stem into the top of the apple and glue the leaf on. Now you have apples!
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