This apple tree thumb print art magnet is such a fun and easy craft for kids that they will more than likely want to make multiple magnets all day long! You probably have most of the items that you need for this activity already in your craft stash. My kids love hanging finished crafts up on the fridge and they especially like making magnets because they are able to move them around easily to different spots on the fridge. These DIY Apple Tree Magnets are the perfect fingerprint art for kids to enjoy this time of year. They make great (inexpensive) gifts for family members too!
Apple Tree Fingerprint Art For Kids [DIY Magnets]
Apple Tree Craft Supplies:
- index card
- red, green and brown markers
- red stamp pad (optional)
- scissors (optional)
Just a few everyday craft supplies are needed for this simple apple tree craft. The red stamp pad is optional because you can just use a red washable marker to cover the thumb pad and make thumb print art if you prefer. However, the stamp pad is easier!
With the magnet, be sure that it is large enough not be a choking hazard for small children. Use standard crafting safety. Discuss how magnets work and that they go the fridge only.
How To Make Fingerprint Art:
Gather your supplies and grab some seats at the table. First start with your index card. Now we used the whole card for a larger size tree but you can cut the card for your child if he/she would rather make a smaller tree or would like to make an extra magnet!
So grab your index card and draw the tree trunk and branches with the brown marker. We added a pot to the bottom of ours but you could also color some grass at the bottom of your tree. Next, take the stamp pad and help your child get a finger or thumb stamped and place finger on a branch to make an apple on the tree.
Repeat this until every tree branch has an apple or however many apples your child wants to stamp. After the apples are all stamped, I chose to go back and draw an outline of the apples and also added stems and leaves! This is your child’s tree…be creative if you’d like!
Finish this DIY apple tree craft by adding your child’s name to the magnet or if they can write, have them add their name and add the year. Has your child every made a magnet before? This is the perfect fingerprint art for kids!