First: Cut the apples in half. I did some vertically for the traditional print and some horizontally for a fun star in the middle print.
Second: Dip in the ink.
Third: Stamp on the page.
We used a stamp pad instead of paint to minimize the mess. Worked like a charm. Liv wasn't interested at first, but when she realized she could eat and stamp at the same time, she was on board. Laine loved it. We stamped for like 20 minutes. That is serious toddler concentration!
We did a lot of practice stamps on a piece a paper and then when we got really good, put some on a plate, and gave them to the grandparents sort of as a Rosh Hashanah card.
Let's remember that apple stamping works great as a fall project too! And seriously...this was the easiest project we've done so far. Actually doable....no mess...loved it!