Create Awesome Apple Note Cards!

What You Need:

  • Blank note cards (available at craft stores)
  • Green stamp pad
  • Brown marker or crayon
  • Red washable paint
  • Paper plate
  • Paintbrush
  • Newspaper to cover the table

What You Do:

  1. Cover your work area with newspaper.
  2. Pour some paint onto the paper plate. Using the paintbrush, spread it around evenly.
  3. Tell your child that she'll be dipping only the palm of her hand into the paint, not her fingers or thumb. Assist her in dipping her hand into the paint. Use the paintbrush, if needed, to even out the paint on her palm.
  4. Help her press her palm onto the bottom of the card. If there's enough paint left, have her stamp one more card. Then re-dip her palm into the paint to decorate more cards.
  5. Have your child wash her hands.
  6. Now let your child stick her pointer finger onto the green stamp pad. This fingerprint will be the two apple leaves. Help her direct her fingertip onto the top of the apple. It's easier if you turn the card upside down for this part. Have her make two fingerprints for the leaves.
  7. When the note cards are dry, make an apple stem between the two leaves using a brown marker or crayon.
  8. At the top, have her write her name or a cute phrase such as, “You're the APPLE of my eye!”
  9. On the back of the card, write “Made with love by (your child's name).”

Now that her card is complete, have your child write a note to a loved one. The recipient will love getting a "hand"-made card from your child!

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