Pumpkin Patch Painting with Apples

Create this fun Pumpkin Patch Painting with Apples! It’s the perfect toddler or preschool fall craft that they will love. Great for a fall unit on apples, pumpkin patch craft or just for fun. Simply use your apple for the brush and create a fun painting.

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Pumpkin Painting on white paper made with apples

It’s fall and that means apples and pumpkins and more! In this quick and easy fall art project that is perfect for toddlers and preschoolers we take an apple, cover it in paint and turn it into a pumpkin! Who’s ready to create a Pumpkin Patch Painting with Apples?

I love that this painting activity requires minimal prep and supplies which means you can do it on a whim.

It’s perfect for a quick art project at home or in the classroom. Painting with apples is a pretty common activity and the kids love it.

Benefits of Painting with Apples!

You might think this craft is just a fun fall activity, but there are many benefits for little kids!

  • Sensory (See, Touch & Smell)
  • Textures
  • Color Identification
  • Thinking outside the box
  • Thinking independently
  • Color Mixing
  • Shapes

If you are using this in a school setting it’s the perfect time to talk about apple or pumpkin life cycles, facts about apples and pumpkins, favorite things to make with apple and pumpkin and so much more!

You can also do this at home or even follow up with baking a recipe using apples or pumpkin. Maybe even tie in this cute Pumpkin Pie Craft for the kids to create while you bake a real pie!

Pumpkin Patch Painting Supplies

Supplies Needed for Painting!

Steps to Create Apple Painting!

  • Grab your paper plate and squirt your paints onto it.
  • Press a sliced apple into the color of your choice.
  • Then press the apple onto the white piece of paper to create your pumpkin.
  • To create a pumpkin stem take the apple stem, dip it into green paint and then press it onto the white piece of paper in the middle of your “pumpkin”.
  • Repeat process until paper is filled.
  • If you have a sprig of bush dip that into the green paint and have the children press it into the paper to create “vines” for the pumpkins.
  • Set aside and allow to dry.
How do you cut the apples for apple stamping or painting?

Grab a sharp knife and cut the apple down the center. You will want to do this vertically to give you the “dip” in the apple which makes it look like a pumpkin.

Finished pumpkin painting on white paper


Have fun creating your Pumpkin Patch Painting!

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Pumpkin Painting on white paper made with apples

Pumpkin Patch Painting with Apples

Quick and easy toddler or preschool art project! Make this adorable Pumpkin Patch Painting with sliced apples dipped in paint!
Print Pin Rate
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes



  • Place a generous squirt of several orange or yellow colors of paint onto a paper plate.
  • Press the sliced apples into the paint.
  • Press the apples onto the white paper or cardstock. We recommend cardstock because it will hold up to the paint better.
  • To create a cute little pumpkin stem, press the apple stem into green paint and press into the stamp.
  • Repeat with all the colors you are using.
  • To create vines and add an extra element of nature painting to this activity, I clipped a small sprig off of a bush. I encouraged my child to press the sprig into the paint and create vines around the pumpkin patch.
  • Set aside and allow to dry.
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