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Apple Print Dancing Butterfly

Making prints from fruit and vegetables is simple and effective to do. It’s a great technique to use for making pictures and gift cards.

Apple Butterfly
What do I need to make an Apple Print Dancing Butterfly?
  1. An apple.
  2. Child friendly paints.
  3. Paper or card.
  4. Coloured pens.
  5. Stickers (optional).
  6. Sellotape.
  7. Scissors.
  8. A straw or stick.
How do I make an Apple Print Dancing Butterfly?
  1. Cut an apple in half (adult to do this).
  2. Paint the two halves of an apple – they can be the same colour or different colours.
  3. Then press the apple onto a piece of paper or card – you can then make a series of apple prints.
  4. Then once you have made your apple prints, let the paint dry.
  5. Once dry, add features to your apple prints to make them into a butterfly.
  6. Add a body down the centre of the apple print with paint or pens (see picture).
  7. Add a face using pens.
  8. Then decorate the wings of the butterfly (see picture). You could use paint, pens and / or stickers.
  9. Once dry cut out your butterfly / butterflies.
  10. Then use sellotape to attach your cut out butterfly onto a straw or stick.
  11. Now your butterfly is ready to fly around.
Painted apples
Apple printing
Butterfly apples
Flying butterfly
Extension Activity?

What other animals could you make from your apple prints? May a spider, a lady bird or even a lion?

Could you make a gift card with some apple prints? Maybe you could add a stem to make it look like lots of apples on the card?

By Berkshire Mummies

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