Inside: This apple art for toddlers is all about the process of rolling paint onto bubble wrap … and then making a print. Free apple printable included!
You know those art activities where there really is no right or wrong way to do them?
That’s exactly what this fall activity is all about.
You can put together this apple art for toddlers in minutes and they will have a blast rolling paint, patting paper on top, and making a print!
👉 Make sure to scroll down towards the bottom of this post to grab your free apple printable!
Easy and Fun Apple Art for Toddlers
This apple art for toddlers is a fun way to explore texture while using the entire arm to push and pull the roller across bubble wrap.
What you will need:
- Bubble wrap
- Washable red tempera paint
- Rollers (we love brayers, but you can also use these fun rollers, too)
- Apple printable (scroll down towards bottom of this post to find download)
Preparing this apple art for toddlers:
We did this activity as a group, so we taped 2 long pieces of bubble wrap on either side of our table. We first taped white butcher paper under the bubble wrap in case the rollers went off the bubble wrap, but that’s up to you.
If doing this as an individual activity, you will only need 1 piece of bubble wrap, and probably not as long.
Squirt some of the paint onto the bubble wrap and invite your toddlers to push and pull the brayer across it. This will spread the paint across the wrap.
Let them roll the paint for as long as they wish, as this fall apple art for toddlers is mostly about the process. Plus, think of all the fine motor happening while the arm is moving back and forth!
When they are finished rolling the paint, take a copy of the apple printable and place it face down on top of the bubble wrap.
Show them how to pat and rub the paper. Help them lift the paper from the bubble wrap and show them the print.
If your toddlers are like ours, they just might then want to roll directly on top of the print. I could have taken the paper away before this happened, but it’s their work and, again, it’s the process that’s most important.
Here’s a perfect example:
Once the apple print is dry you can leave it as is, or you can cut it out.
I chose to cut ours out so they could hang on our classroom tree.
The classroom is feeling like fall now!
Another option is to glue it to a piece of colored construction paper.
Do you have leftover copies of this apple printable? Use them to make these: