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Fall is a time for picking apples and enjoying apple treats. I even remember my kids learning about Johnny Appleseed. I would advise to steer clear of the Adam & Eve story about disobeying God since the Bible mentions the fruit from the tree of knowledge of good and evil and not specifically an apple. Apple activities can be great fun, and you will find this painting experience to be fun too.  I hope you will try it. 

Supplies Needed: 

  • Bubble wrap 
  • Green construction paper 
  • Scissors  
  • Green paint 
  • Red paint 
  • Brown paper towel tube 


  1. Cut out a large, puffy-cloud shape from the green construction paper to be the foliage of the apple tree. 
  2. Place the foliage shape on a covered surface. 
  3. Wad up a ball of bubble wrap with the bubble facing out. Tape the ball of bubble wrap to keep it from opening. 
  4. Using the wadded up bubble wrap lightly stamp in the green paint and onto the foliage to create the leaves.
  5. Use a finger or Q-tip to dot red paint on the foliage to represent the apples. 
  6. Cut two half-inch slits in the end of the tube opposite sides. After the paint has dried, slide the foliage in the slits of the tree trunk so your tree is complete.   

Option: Paint both sides of the foliage and punch a hole in the top. Hang the trees from the ceiling of the classroom during apple week. 

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