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DIY Apple Tote Craft

Early fall is primetime to gather up the kids and head out for an afternoon of picking apples. Why not get a little crafty with your harvest and create fun fall crafts? Apple prints are easy and fun for kids to do too!

Plan a nice fall day to go apple picking with friends and family! Just make sure to dress appropriately, bring some snacks and most importantly, have fun! When you're finished and headed home you can check out some great DIY crafts and recipes to use those juicy apples for. 

Here, step-by-step instructions on how to make this cute little tote bag, perfect for your child to carry around her books, stickers and more.

  • 1 plain canvas child-sized tote
  • Red fabric paint
  • Green fabric paint
  • 2 sponge brushes
  • Paper plate
  • Apple
  • Knife
  • Brown permanent marker
  • Thin cardboard

Cut the apple in half, taking out any seeds.

Squirt a bit of red and a bit of green paint (keep them separate!) onto a paper plate. Dip one half of an apple, cut side down, lightly into the red paint. Then, smooth out using a sponge brush or lightly press it against a paper towel so it is not too saturated.

Place a thin piece of cardboard into the bag so that when you dip the apple, the paint does not seep through to the other layer. Firmly press the apple half, facing down where you would like your first print to go. Press for a few seconds and then gently lift.

Repeat with more of the same color or switch it up and dip the clean apple half, face down, into the green paint and repeat.

Let dry. To finish, draw on apple stems using a brown marker.

Simple, fun and festive, this tote is perfect for your child to carry around her books, stickers and more, or to use yourself when grocery shopping!

Early fall is primetime for gathering up the kids and heading out for an afternoon of picking apples.


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