Magic Color Scratch Apples
Great Beginning of the Year Project
This is a great activity for our first "art project day" with my Kindergarteners who may lack confidence in their artistic abilities so early in the year. They all enjoy this activity, and even those who avoid crayons or colored pencils will happily work with the sticks. Just keep the sticks from year to year and you will have plenty for everyone.
September 11, 2011
Popular project with the kids
I used this for kids ages 5 through 10. All ages enjoyed it and most kids were able to do it on their own, it didn't need a lot of hands-on help from the adults. The two minor complaints are that the product comes with 24 shapes but only 12 scratching tools. That was fine for me because I used the project to keep the kids busy as they came in in the morning, but if I had wanted to sit them all down at the same time, it would've been a problem. My other complaint was the that color underneath was a variety of colors, not a solid color. I would've liked to have black underneath. But this didn't bother the kids at all. I think a lot of them were happily surprised with the rainbow underneath.
February 5, 2015
The children loved the scratch art apples and it enhanced our "apple day" theme.
We have an apple day where we celebrate Johnny Appleseed's birthday, and the children learn about different kinds of apples, enjoy tasting and graphing their favorite apples, make apple prints, etc. The scratch art apples are a favorite activity.
September 21, 2014
Wouldn't scratch off like advertised
Tried to scratch apple and it wouldn't work.
August 26, 2014
They were much bigger than expected (which was totally fine for my purposes). The annoying thing is that it only comes with 12 sticks to color them with, but 24 apples (I knew this when purchasing, but it is still annoying). I am using them as party favors and need to come up with 12 different things for people to use when they get home.
Also, I was missing one of the colorful pieces of string (not a big deal for me).
October 9, 2013
great craft idea/great price
love the scratch art...needed 24 sticks not 12 ....apples had a strange smell when I took them out of the package..kids loved them...easy to use..great price for 24 apples
June 13, 2011
These is a great project for Johhny Appleseed day, fall festivities, etc. There are 24 apples which is wonderful, but only 12 sticks to scratch them off so either alternate with another project or save your sticks from other similar projects.
August 14, 2010
Fun Activity for First Graders
I used a bunch of OT items last year for the first grade children's choir I help teach at church, and I'm stocking up again this year! The kids love scratch off projects, and these apples are BIG and colorful. I have leftover sticks from other projects and will use them (12 is not enough scratch sticks for our class), but I appreciate that there are 24 apples in the pack.
August 13, 2010