It’s that time of year again! The leaves are beginning to change into beautiful shades of red, orange, and yellow.
This season is by far a favorite by many as pumpkins, ghosts, and goblins begin to appear on doorsteps. What better way to celebrate the change in seasons than by some fun arts and crafts.
Let’s start this season right with some awesome pumpkin stamp art.
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Pumpkin Stamp Art Details:
This is a simple stamping art project that can be done by kids of any age!
Age Group: 3+ yrs
Time To Complete: 10 minutes
Supplies Needed To Make Pumpkin Stamps
You can really tailor these pumpkin stamps and use the supplies you already have at home.
Here’s what you’ll need for this craft:
- Store-bought apples
- Cardstock Paper
- Paint– orange or color of your choice
- Googly eyes
- Pipe cleaners– brown and green
If you are missing some off of the supply list, that is okay! For example, if you don’t have googly eyes, let your child draw some on with a marker. Or use buttons. If you don’t have pipe cleaners use string, twine, or anything else you can find lying around your home.
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How To Make Awesome Pumpkin Apple Stamps
Here’s where things start to get fun. It’s time to let your child get creative with these pumpkin stamps.
Step 1: Collect the supplies need for your apple stamps
Use the list above to collect your supplies. Cut the brown pipe cleaners into small pieces to use as stems. Next, chop in half an apple or two, depending on how many kids will be doing the project and how many different paint colors you will be using.
Step 2: Paint your apples
Have your child grab use a paintbrush and paint the entire surface of the apple. Making sure to cover the apple with a thick coat of paint.
For this craft, we used blue and orange paint but that was only because that’s what I had on hand. Keep in mind water-based paints won’t work well because the apple is already wet.
Step 3: Press your painted apple onto cardstock paper
Take your apple and press them firmly onto your paper. I recommend using cardstock paper because it is thicker. However, construction paper or even computer paper will work just fine.
Once you start doing the apple stamps you will be able to tell if you do or don’t have enough paint on the apple.
Step 4: Let your artwork dry
Once your child is done stamping, have them set aside their artwork until it’s dry. Depending on how much paint was used and the thickness of the paper. It shouldn’t take long to dry.
Step 5: Assemble Your Pumpkin Stamp Craft
It’s time to assemble your craft. Let your child place the googly eyes and stems where they want. If they want to add additional decorations to their pumpkin, this is a perfect time.
Here is the finished product! Now it’s your turn. Let us know how your apple stamping project turned out in the comments below.
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