Video:How to Make an Apple Stencilwith Aubrey Franchell
Coloring in an apple stencil is a fun activity for kids and the stencils can be extremely easy to make. Here's a guide to making an apple stencil that your kids will enjoy.See Transcript
Transcript:How to Make an Apple StencilHi, I'm Aubrey for About.com. Today, I'm going to show you how to make a apple stencil using a pattern from FamilyCrafts.About.com.
Supplies for Making the Apple StencilTo get started you'll need:
- A craft knife (the sharper the blade the better)
- A cutting board or piece of card on which to cut the stencil
- A piece of acetate or stiff plastic, see-through is easiest
- A printout of the stencil design (you can enlarge or reduce this on a photocopier)
- Some tape (ideally low-tack so your stencil doesn't get sticky)
Trace the Stencil on Acetate to Make an Apple StencilLine up your sheet of acetate with your apple design. Use a few pieces of tape to secure the printout of the stencil design to the piece of acetate so that it doesn't move around when you start cutting the stencil. Now you're ready to start cutting the stencil.
Begin cutting along the longest, straightest edges of the stencil design. Turn the stencil around so you are always cutting at an easy angle. Your aim is to cut each line once only, so press firmly and smoothly. Use your free hand to stop the acetate and stencil from moving off the cutting board, but keep your fingers well away from where you're cutting.
Tips for Using the Apple StencilOnce you've cut the whole design tidy up any rough edges and your stencil is ready to use. If you like, you can use this stencil to make an alphabet coloring book for children so they can learn their letters, allowing them to create their own page layout and then color in the designs.
Thank you for watching. For more information, tips, or fun craft ideas for the whole family, visit FamilyCrafts.About.com.
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