Autumn Apple Stamps

Sep 22, 2015

With the beauty of autumn approaching and apples ripe on the trees, we decided to celebrate with these sweet apple print tea towels.

This craft is easy, long lasting, practical and a great excuse to let kids play with food!

You Will Need:

  • apples
  • fabric paint
  • paint brush
  • knife
  • paper towels
  • white tea towel
  • newspaper or old tablecloth
  • apron or old shirt

Apples, fabric paint, tea towel and a paintbrush.


1. Head out into the gorgeous autumn air and collect some apples.

2. Lay down an old tablecloth or newspaper and have kids put on aprons or old shirts to protect their clothes. Fabric paints are great but they don't wash out!

While the kids are getting ready to get good and messy, you can cut the apples. Cut one lengthwise for the standard apple print. Cut another across to reveal the apple star!

Two apples, cut in half.

Give the kids some paper towels and have them blot the apples to soak up the moisture.

3. Once the apples are fairly dry, kids can paint the apples with a paint brush. We chose to use red and yellow, but you can get as creative as you like with colour!

4. Time to stamp with your apples! Place the apple paint-side down on the tea towel and press down very firmly. Carefully lift the apple straight up.

Apple stamps on a white tea towel.

There you have it. Autumn apple prints!

Fabric paints give you so many options for creating: try an apple print t-shirt, bag or pillow case. The options are endless!

Happy creating!

Article Author Shanti Nordholt-McPhee
Shanti Nordholt-McPhee

Shanti Nordholt-McPhee is one half of the blog Twig and Toadstool. The blog is primarily a natural based craft blog that she created with the help of her friend Maureen. They create beautiful crafts made out of natural and beautiful materials, things that are inspired by Mother Nature, embellished with glitter, whimsy and imagination! Shanti is a mother of two beautiful girls, ages eight and eleven, and she feels fortunate enough to live in a part of Eastern Ontario where she is surrounded by the beauty of the natural world and part of a community of parents who encourage creativity and JOY!

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