July 22, 2013

Monday Made It- Painted Pink Apple!

Love to see all the link ups with Tara at Fourth Grade Frolics! This linky party is great because it encourages me to make fun things for my very own classroom. Today I am excited to share my "Monday Made It" because it is something that I have seen on other teachers' blogs and instagrammies. Here is my "How to" on the perfect pink apple!
I found this fake apple as I strolled through Hobby Lobby! I believe it only cost my $2.50, which is very reasonable considering how cute it turned out. 

The Goods:
  • Fake apple
  • Paint brushes
  • Colored acrylic paint
  • Shiny nail polish (I used an old bottle)

Begin to paint the apple using continuing strokes. I started my stroke at the top by the stem and followed it all the way down to the bottom of the apple. If the apple is too wet, just follow it halfway and wait for it to dry so the apple does not stick to the surface.

Repeat and add a second coat!
To add the extra "UMPF"… brush some shiny nail polish on top! Be aware that the nail polish will probably be very sticky. I would suggest dipping the paint brush in nail polish remover directly after painting the apple because it hardens the bristles quickly. I was happy to see how the original paint began to "split" when I added the nail polish... it created a realistic looking apple.
The final process and the working tools!


  1. Love this little pink apple! So simple and fun!
    Reading Toward the Stars

  2. That's so cute! What teacher wouldn't want a shiny pink apple sitting on her desk?
    The Traveling Teacher

  3. I can't wait to make this!! Thanks for sharing! Also, I got your literacy center freebie today and LOVED it!
    Two Friends In First

  4. Hi Britney! I just found your blog today and became a follower. My reader described the apple to me, and it sounds really magnif! Wish I could paint, but being blind it would be a little bit hard. :)

    If you have time, come over and pick up some freebies from my blog!

    Sharon Dudley, NBCT
    Teaching with Sight

  5. Cute apple! Just a reminder that you are featured on my blog today!
    :) Dana


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