Every teacher deserves a nice, big apple for doing a great job at school! This year have your child create her own papier-mache apple sculpture to give to a special teacher. This art activity encourages your child to think creatively, learn about sculpture and three dimensional forms, and develop color recognition skills.
The papier-mache apple sculpture uses simple paper and paper paste techniques to create a fun sculptural effect. This centuries-old art form that originated in Asia, and spans many cultures, can be easily modified to fit your child’s needs and developmental level. A store bought papier-mache paste product may be used, or your child (with your assistance) may want to research one of the many homemade papier-mache paste recipes available in books or the Internet.