Apple Stamp Bookmarks

I’ve lived in this rental home for over 5 years.  We have an apple tree and a lemon tree.  The lemon tree isn’t worth a single overpriced lemon from the grocery store.  All the lemons grow at the very top of the large tree.  Even with a ladder, long metal pole, and a prayer, it’s almost impossible to reach them.

The apple tree blossoms and bears a billion a million a thousand hundreds of apples each year.  They fall to the ground every time.  The squirrels love it.  Me, not so much.  It’s only this past fall that I’ve tapped into this treasure of a resource that I’ve had sitting in my backyard.  Not sure what suddenly clicked inside, but I can’t get enough of my apple tree.

We’ve picked apples to use for homemade apple sauce, apple muffins, juicing, classroom projects, field trip projects, and of course eaten them just like that.  The only issue with the tree is that it has a lot of bugs that invade the apples, so I have to slice away all the bad parts to salvage the edible flesh.  My grandmother would be so proud.

One of the fun projects we’ve tried are apple stamps.  Who knew? Crafts grow on trees.

It takes a couple of tries to get the hang of the stamps.  Use a large piece of paper to practice on.  Make sure the apple doesn’t have a lot of paint on it, otherwise it will look more like a blob.  The popsicle sticks work well if you don’t push them all the way through, which Maysoon did.

Stamp the apples onto strips of card stock.  Once dry, I used Sharpies to add the stem and leaf.  Punch a hole in the top to loop through some yarn or ribbon.

An apple bookmark for your little bookworm.


  • Sumiya says:

    the kids could make teacher gifts or cards with the stamps!

  • Sana says:

    This is a great project to do with my new-to-school Preschooler! She can even make one for everyone in the class!! Thanks a bunch for the idea 🙂

    • Amnah says:

      Sana, Maysoon really loved this project. Kept her busy all the way until she ran out of paint. Try using corn on the cob holders to act as a handle for the stamp. The popsicle stick ended up poking all the way through the apple.

  • Alejandra says:

    What a cute craft! I remember doing something similar when I was in elementary buy we cut the apple the other way. When you stamp it a star appears and it has a cute story that goes along with it.

    • Amnah says:

      This was my first time ever doing this. I enjoyed it just as much as Maysoon. We cut the apples both ways. It was cute to see the little star.

  • Iva says:

    mashallah, i love arts and crafts ever since i was little! and now enjoy doing it with my daughter 🙂

    • Amnah says:

      I also enjoyed crafts when I was little. Looks like all creative moms like to pass on the tradition to their children.

  • Teence says:

    We miss you Amnah!!! Hope all is well and that your EID is fabulous!!! Teence!

    • Amnah says:

      I miss blogging Teence! Thank you for sticking by me during my absence. I hope you had an equally fabulous Eid! xoxo

  • Laila says:

    MashaAllah 🙂 having an apple and lemon tree in your own house 😀
    And great idea to make stamps with apples 🙂
    Hugs 🙂

    • Amnah says:

      Yes, Alhamdulilah, it’s a blessing that I’ve finally tapped into. The kids enjoyed the stamps. J’s class used the same technique during a class trip.

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