This is part two of “Ten Apples Up On Top”. I freaking love this book. It’s not my favorite Dr. Seuss book, but it’s pretty dang close. My favorite will always and forever be “Fox in Socks.” That is a brilliant masterpiece.
So, I think Ramsey was getting kind of tired of being my resident artist because instead he showed me how to use photoshop to make coloring pages. It really is so simple. This took me literally all of 5 minutes. I’ll break it down for you. Take a picture of a page from the book.
First, turn it greyscale, second, adjust the brightness way up and mess with the contrast, third, get the eraser and erase all the junk you don’t want, and finally fourth use the burn tool to blacken the edges more. Size it to 8 1/2 by 11 and TA DA! Done. Actually there are many ways to to do it like messing with filters, but I just do the easiest. I’m sure it can get way more professional than this. So anyway, you get something like this:
and turn it into this:
Ok, so it’s not that good, but whatevs the kids are coloring on top of it anyway!
The kids then were allowed to choose what animal they wanted to color and thankfully it worked out that they chose randomly because if they chose all tigers I don’t know what I would have done. haha.
Onto the apples. I experimented with different types. Tissue paper, sponge, glitter, crayon with glitter, marker with glitter yada yada yada…
One kid found some pastels and then the rest started using them and man it looked really good! So, yes pastels. Have them use pastels! But in the end, the kids were intrigued with the tissue paper so most of them used tissue paper.
You can have your students do all ten on top or do a few. I let my students choose how many apples they wanted on top. I was actually surprised when one girl just wanted one apple on top.
I have to show off my cute little kids:
If you would like these coloring pages, you can download the pdf by clicking here:Ten Apples up on Top Craft
You can also download a word doc of the apples coloring page: apples
To see more Dr. Seuss crafts from me click here.