Since we've been talking about apples this week, I thought it would be a great time to try apple stamping. I first saw this idea here at No Time for Flashcards.
First I cut the apple in half lengthwise.
Then I cut a couple notches to make it easier for Red's little hands to hold onto.
Then I got out the red paint and let him go to it. At first he tried sliding it back and forth across the paper like a brush.
Then I showed him how to stamp it a few times, and he liked that much better. He liked to say "stamp" each time he whacked it down.
And here was his finished masterpiece.