Apple tree craft made with sandpaper, tinfoil and corks…
Today we made another apple tree craft using sensory materials. We’ve been having fun crafting with sensory materials lately. Check out the button – tissue paper apple trees that we made the other day.
Exploring the texture of sandpaper:
We used strips of sandpaper for the trunks and branches of our trees. The hooligans explored the texture of a few different grades of sandpaper, and we talked about how the sandpaper was rough to the touch, just like the bark on a real apple tree.
Then they glued their strips of sandpaper onto a white sheet of cardboard.
Next they took crumpled balls of aluminum foil, and dipped them in paint, and stamped “leaves” all around their branches.
For the finishing touch, the hooligans created apples with corks that they dipped in red paint.
Crafting with unusual materials for art teaches kids that that you don’t have to rely on paint brushes and traditional art supplies when you’re creating art.