This activity took a little bit of prep time on my part but was mess-free with a quick 2 second cleanup. You could easily make this into a Halloween pumpkin, an Earth, or a heart by changing the cutout shape and tissue colors. This is also a great opportunity for older kids to work on their cutting skills.
You will need:
-Tissue Paper cut into squares (or let your kids rip them into pieces)
-Construction paper in red, green, and black
-Scissors -Apple Shape Template found here
Using the template, or your own drawing skills, cut out the apple frame, stem and leaf from the construction paper.
Peel the contact paper and lay it down face up. Stick on the apple frame, stem and leaf. I found it helpful to tape the edges contact paper down.
Have you child stick the pieces of tissue paper into the center of the apple frame until it is mostly filled in.
Peel a second sheet of contact paper and attach that to the first one with the apple, so that the two sticky sides seal in the tissue paper.
You or your child can trim off the extra edges of contact paper, but make sure there is a little bit of a border around the apple frame so that it stays sealed.
Nina lived in NYC for 10 years, but after starting a family, she and her husband decided to move to this side of the Hudson. She loves exploring Hoboken with her 2 year old daughter Scarlett, Pinterest fails, coffee, and the Villanova Wildcats.