Tempera, poster paint, or acrylic paint (orange and green)
Black crayon, colored pencil or marker
1Prepare the apple stamps.
Cut an apple in half. You can stamp some apple prints by holding the apple as shown in the photo.
You can also create a handle for easy stamping. Place the halved apple with the cut side facing down. Cut away a pair of wedges as shown in the photo. This makes it easier to hold the apple and you can save the slices for snacks.
2Dip or paint the apple.
Dipping - dip the apple stamp directly onto a plate of orange paint. Acrylic paint or fabric paint are best used when printing onto fabric. Any water-based paint, such as tempera or poster paint, can be used on paper.
Painting - instead of dipping, you can apply orange paint onto the apple with a paint brush. If your apple has a stem, paint the stem green.
3Stamp the paper or fabric.
Press the apple onto paper or fabric. If your apple has a stem, apply pressure on the stem so that it comes into contact with the paper or fabric.
4Lift the stamp.
Lift the apple to reveal a colored pumpkin print.
Create lots of pumpkins by stamping more apple prints. You can do them in neat rows or go with a random pattern. Let the paint dry completely.
6Draw faces on the pumpkins.
Draw a face on each pumpkin using a black crayon, colored pencil, or marker. Give each one a different expression.
To practice numbers and counting, write a number on each pumpkin instead of drawing faces.
7Use them for craft projects.
Use apple print pumpkins to decorate Halloween posters or cut out each pumpkin and string them together into a fun fall garland or mobile. You can also create fall-inspired placemats, throw pillows, or even shirts stamped with these fun apple print pumpkins.