Friday, September 7, 2012

Candied Apples at the County Fair

How many of you have been to your local county fair? 


In Ohio there are so many wonderful county fairs and festivals that my kiddos and I enjoyed. With all the fabulous foods, delightful animals and classic rides, the excitement in the air among the fair goers is contagious. The fair is the local place to gather before the school year starts. My school’s marching band serves chicken dinners and the food vendors put forth an array of delicious desserts. Besides the fantastic funnel cakes, candied apples are a hit with  my students. 
Check out our candied apples made from painted paper! Enjoy!




Second grade artists loved mixing the paints to create a large apple during their first art class of the year. 
The second week, they added the stick and border to their project.


Materials: 
 Construction Paper, Glue, Craft Sticks
Tempera Paint and Large brushes
Placemats



Another second grade class created 3-Dimensional candied apples. Using a tool called Krimpart, each student 
made an apple out of construction paper.
This pvc pipe crushes paper into a tube spring, then you add a twist tie to make the apple shape. Sticks were added and students quickly painted a color on top of the apple for decoration. 



Our sign displayed with our apples.





 So many of my students attend the fair that I thought I would create a fun unit that related to them.
I hope you have a chance to visit a fair or festival in your state. Stay turned for more county fair projects!

Laura

5 comments:

  1. A great group display! Very colorful, and captures fair mood really well :)

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  2. Did you have them trace an outline of an apple, draw their own and cut?

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  3. We have a county fair also. Many of my students are involved with 4H and compete at the fair. Going to the fair every August is a must do! The apples are cute! :)

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  4. These made me smile! I have childhood memories of those yummy sticky candy apples with the hard shiny red shell!

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  5. what if I cannot afford KRIMART? They charge over 84$ and for what?
    The apples are cute and so are the pumpkins but there must be another way....
    Neomi

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