It occurred to me a few days ago, with all this apple stuff going on, that my kids had never done apple painting. Gasp! Crafty ‘ole me had never done this with them! This required a special trip to the grocery store (because we didn’t have any apples), but it was totally worth it! The kids had a blast!
I know you probably know all about painting with apples and right now you’re saying “ho hum… this is old news…”
But, I have a few unique (at least I think so) things that we did, that I would like to share with you.
You don’t have to buy a big bottle of paint for this. If you are like me and your paint supply has sadly dwindled, you don’t have to buy anything special. IF you have a can of sweetened condensed milk in your cupboard, that is.
I divided one can of condensed milk into three styrofoam trays (good for reusing things before they go in the trash and super easy to clean up!). And a little bit extra onto a plate.
I added some gel food coloring. I absolutely love Wilton gel food coloring, so I definitely recommend buying some, but if you don’t have any you can use whatever food coloring you have on hand.
Swirl it together. Let the kids do this because it’s so fun to watch it change colors.
That’s it! You’re “paint” is ready for some action.
Stick a fork in it.
Stick a fork in the apple to use for a handle.
It is so much easier to hold than the apple itself, plus, since you’re using sweetened condensed milk, your hands won’t get as stick if you use a fork to keep some distance between you and the paint.