In just a few short weeks, summer will be over and children in Snohomish County will be back in school. To keep smiles on those adorable faces for a little longer, why not do a fun craft or two to get your little ones in the right frame of mind for learning, reading, playing and – most importantly – recess!
Want to make it even more fun? Invite a few of your child’s classmates over, slice up some apples and have a craft playdate! This is also a GREAT time to schedule a dental checkup for everyone in your family. Our dental experts at Wildwood Dental would love to get the low-down on your back-to-school plans while making sure your teeth are in tip-top shape.
Here’s to a wonderful – and smile-worthy – 2014-2015 school year, Mill Creek parents!
Apple stamping: This one is as easy as it sounds. Slice an apple (in half, in quarters – be creative! – and let your children dip into washable paint and stamp to their heart’s content on some paper. Bonus: You can use this paper to wrap up a sweet gift for your child’s teacher.
Paper plate apple trees: Mom and dads, you can cut out trunks from brown construction paper (older children can do these themselves). Have the children color a paper plate green and then use a cotton swap dipped in red paint to dot apples on the tree. Fun!
Torn-up paper apple: This one is great for fine-motor skills. Have your little ones tear up a sheet of red construction paper. Then, they can glue the scraps to a paper plate - covering all of it. Add a leaf and a stem and voila! Good enough to eat.
Building with apples: Mom and dad can chunk up a small apple or two (remove the core and seeds). Little ones can take toothpicks and connect the pieces, making circles, bridges and other creations.
We hope you and your family have fun with these cool apple crafts. Do you have a favorite apple craft? Share it in the comments.