Friday, September 6, 2013

Craft A Half-Eaten Home!

Above is a perfectly sweet apple craft that teachers may hang any where inside the classroom to decorate for fall.
Apple units are frequently taught to preschool through second grade in the United States during the months of September and October.
This simple little apple craft is so easy to teach to young students. Every student should have the following supplies to complete it successfully:
  • white cotton balls
  • red, green and brown markers
  • two white paper plates
  • white glue
  • scissors
  • five green pom-poms 
  • one pair of googly eyes
  • one tiny red pom-pom for the worm's nose
  • a hole punch
  • a few black beans
Directions: Step-by-Step
  1. Color the backsides of both white paper plates with a bright, ruby red marker.
  2. Cut from the center of one plate, a large or small hole.
  3. Paste onto the front white side of one paper plate, a cardboard stem and two leaves. These should be colored with markers before gluing onto the inside edge of the back plate.
  4. Paste on top of this first plate the second. Apply glue to the circumference of the entire edge of the back plate. Both of the red sides of the paper plates should be facing away from each other in order to create a three dimensional apple.
  5. Let the paper apples dry thoroughly.
  6. Glue soft cotton balls to the interior of your apple shape to represent the white insides of an apple. 
  7. Paste inside of the apple, a tiny, green pom-pom worm. 
  8. Glue on the worm's googly eyes and tiny red pom-pom nose.
  9. Glue a few little black bean inside the apple to represent 'seeds.'
  10. Punch out a hole at the top of your apple's stem so that you may hang your clever little 3D paper apple plate anywhere inside of the classroom.
This is wormy apple craft includes soft, bumpy, and rough textures.

 Pat Jaswell of Jaswell Farms in Smithfield gives a lesson on apple picking to 27 children from Harrisville Preschool. The children and parents got to pick Macintosh apples, just ripe for picking at the 113-year-old farm on Swan Road. The farm orchard has 11 different kinds of apples and today they did their first pressing of apple cider.

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