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Wednesday, September 26, 2012

"Eaten Apple" craft

Today is Johnny Appleseed's 238th birthday! So who is Johnny Appleseed? Well, Jonathan Chapman, born on this date in 1774 in Massachusetts. He was an American pioneer and missionary. As a frontiersman, he became a legend while still alive as he traveled to the frontiers of Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana and Illinois, planting apple nurseries as he went.

To honor his hard work and the wonderfully yummy apple, why not make your own "eaten apple" craft. All you need is a paper plate, crayons, and either a brown pipe cleaner or a real stick. Simply bend the paper plate in half and cut out the crescent shape. Heep the cut away parts to use as leaves.

Color your apple. Don't forget to make your seeds! Next tape or glue the leaves and stem on. Your done. Simple, cute and a reminder of the man who helped make apples a big part of our nation!

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