We used to do this with plain white glue but have found the color in the glue adds another dimension and also encourages the children to cover more of the paper. In addition, for those children who don't cover the wax paper with tissue, it still has a great look.
We did red apples, but you could do the same process with green, or yellow apples too. Also works great with leaf shapes for fall.
First make some glue red
you can do this :
- by using liquid water colors (from Discount School supply)
- use food color
- drop the tip of a dried out red marker into white glue for a few days to dye the glue red.
After it is dry, we frame it with an apple shape and hang on the windows.