This cork and button apple tree process art is perfect for preschoolers or kindergartners this fall. It is an easy activity that requires very little prep.
We love process art, and we love all things fall around here! Harper and I have been hoarding fall decor since we saw the first adorable decorative pumpkin in stores back in July. Rolf is not so quick to jump seasons, but on the first of September, he said "Finally! It is September. Now we can buy all the pumpkins we want without comment." HA!
Related: Apple Tree Window Clings
Harper and I felt like painting and wanted to start on some fridge decorations for the season. We came up with these adorable cork and button apple trees. They are so worthy of displaying! Plus, they are easy to make!
Paint in Brown and Green
A Wine Cork
A Paper Plate
Pour a quarter sized drop of both the brown and the green paint onto a paper plate.
Offer your child the cork.
Encourage your child to first stamp the trunk of the tree with the cork.
Then ask your child to give the tree leaves with the green paint.
Allow to dry for about an hour in a warm, sunny place.
When the paint has dried, offer your child the glue and some buttons. We used yellow for this project to make the kind of apples we like. Feel free to use red, green or even a mix if you like. As you can see below we also made one with red buttons, just because we had so much fun the first time.