10/17/13

Scented Apple Pie Craft

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We did this craft when we rowed How to Make an Apple Pie and See the World.  It was fun for the kids because it imitates many of the steps needed to bake a real apple pie. Plus, using real cinnamon made it smell wonderful!



What you need:



  • 2 paper plates 
  • colored card stock or construction paper (we used yellow to resemble peeled apples)
  • cinnamon 
  • glue


The Filling

Cut up the pieces of paper into apple slices:



Sprinkle on some cinnamon so it looks and smells like apple pie.  Also makes it feel a bit like real cooking!



Top the Pie

Apply glue around the edges (we applied the glue with a Q-tip).



Put your top plate on.



"Crimp" the edges (like you would a real pie) to make sure the glue adheres.

Make it look (and smell) like a pie!

We covered the plates in Cinnamon Paint.  You could also use plain glue or brown paint.
To make cinnamon paint, mix together: 1 bottle of glue, a bit of water to desired consistency, and a bit of cinnamon.  This was a spur of the minute concoction, so I don't have precise measurements to share. I can tell you that I didn't use much water and it worked out perfectly.  I only used enough cinnamon to tint the glue brown.




Cover the plate in even more cinnamon!



Finally, make air hole "slits" so it looks authentic. Q-tips work great to make the lines.






Go-along books:



                                                        Amelia Bedelia's First Apple Pie


If you're looking for more apple-themed activities, check out what else we've done:




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