Little Ideas for Big Teaching
Apple Eraser Art by Jennifer Solis
This easy, seasonal craft has students outline the shape of an apple using pencil erasers as paintbrushes. It’s a simple and beautiful project that also helps students work on their dexterity.
What You Need:
• White construction paper, one 9” x 12” piece
• Red, green, and brown tempera paint
• Paper plates
• Pencils with unused eraser tips
What To Do:
1. Download and print several copies of the apple template for your classroom, then cut out the templates.
2. Pour a little of the green, brown, and red paints onto separate paper plates for children.
3. Help students trace the apple template onto pieces of white construction paper.
4. Have students dip their pencil erasers into the green paint and carefully dab the eraser along the outline of the apple’s leaf. Make sure children hold the pencil straight up and down, not at an angle, and re-dip the eraser after each dab.
5. Students can clean off the erasers completely.
6. Have children dip the pencil eraser in the brown paint, and outline the apple stem.
7. Students can clean their erasers again.
8. Using the red paint, have children dip the eraser and outline the rest of the apple.
9. Cut around the apple and mount it on another sheet of construction paper. (Optional)
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