Homeschooling Fun: Autumn Stamping
For the last few days, our three year-old has been begging to paint. I finally found the time & patience to assist her in this activity. I couldn’t let her just take a brush to a piece of paper as we do most often, so we spiced it up a bit with some fall fun! At very little cost, we made apple & leaf stamps.
I simply took a slice of apple & carved it into shapes with a trusty knife. Admittedly, my first attempts were pretty pathetic, but lil’ t didn’t seem to mind at all! She had trouble holding the smooth apple while dipping it in the sticky paint, so I quickly carved a handle.
We collected some soft (not crunchy) leaves from the yard to get some texture in our stamps. Then we made a few shapes in the apple, ate the cut-outs before dipping the remains in the natural, washable paint, then went to town. She loved it!