To make the apples, we used:
red and white construction paper
red, yellow, and green markers
red food coloring (optional)
tray or cookie sheet
1. To protect our work surface, I used OLD cookie sheets (I really need to try out that Pinterest trick for cleaning them!) and put a sheet of paper on them. You could also line your table with newspaper, but the kids just loved the patterns that were created on their papers while we worked.
2. I gave each of the kids a coffee filter and red, green, and yellow markers. This was a huge treat since we NEVER use permanent markers around here. The kids had fun coloring their coffee filters with the markers. My 2-year-old scribbled on his a little, but wasn't interested in coloring much that morning. My 4-year-old, on the other hand, spent almost 30 minutes coloring an intricate pattern around the outside of her coffee filter.
3. Then, the kids sprayed their coffee filters with a water bottle. This was their favorite part. The more water you use, the more your colors with blend. I actually added a few drops of red food coloring to the water to help get more of a red tint for my son who didn't use his markers as much.
5. The next day, the kids put a layer of glue on the apple border with a glue stick and attached their coffee filters.
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