12 Innovative Apple Crafts And Activities For Toddlers, Preschoolers and Kids

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Art and craft activities are a good way to teach kids to paint, be creative and develop their motor skills. But, kids like to do things they like, so not every activity will interest them. Therefore, art and craft activities have to be innovative and enjoyable for them. For the kids who are fascinated by apples, apple-related art and craft will ensure they learn and enjoy the activity as well. In the article below, we have given 12 exciting apple-related art and craft ideas that you and your kid will enjoy doing together.

Exciting Apple Crafts and Activities for Children

Kids get bored easily, so the best way to keep them engaged is by involving them in activities. Art and crafts is one way you can do that, especially when your kids are home on holiday with nothing to do, or when their school teachers want them to learn new skills. Kids also love to do different things, and they are naturally creative. Involving them in any craft activity is the best way to develop their fine motor skills and enhance their creative skills. We have compiled some exciting apple crafts and activities for kids belonging to different age groups. You may select the ones that suit your child’s age the best.

For Toddlers

Although these apple-themed activities for toddlers are easy to do. they will require adult supervision.

1. Apple With Eyes

What You Will Need:
  • A thick paper/ A4 size chart paper – 1
  • Red Marker – 1
  • Glue
  • Pencil – 1
  • Construction paper – Red, Brown, Green (1 sheet each)
  • Paper scissors
  • Large Googly Eyes – 2
How To Make:
  • Ask your kid to draw an apple, its stem and leaves with a pencil on the thick paper.
  • Cut the apple shape for the kid.
  • Ask your kid to tear the red, green and brown construction paper in small bits with his hands.
  • Ask the kid to apply glue on the apple.
  • Then, get him/her to stick the red pieces on the fruit.
  • Once done, ask your child to stick the brown pieces on the stem.
  • Then, ask your kid to stick the green paper bits on the leaves.
  • Lastly, ask your child to put some glue on the apple and stick the googly eyes.

2. Apple Garland

What You Will Need:
  • Yarn – Green and Red coloured
  • Green Felt Paper – A4 sized, 3 to 5 sheets
  • Twine
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Pencil – 1
How To Make :
  • Instruct your kid to wrap the red yarn 100 times around his/her index and middle fingers.
  • Gently pull the looped yarn out.
  • Tie a piece of twine in the centre of the loop.
  • Fluff the yarn and make it resemble an apple.
  • Draw leaves on the felt paper.
  • Cut the leaves on the felt paper.
  • Ask the kid to glue the leaves on the apple.
  • Repeat the steps to make as many apples as your kid wants.
  • Then, take about a metre of the twine.
  • Tie all the yarn apples on the twine.
  • Your apple garland is ready.

3. Apple Button and Lace Collage

What You Will Need:
  • Cardboard Box/ Shoe Box – 1
  • Paint – Red
  • Buttons, Sequins – Red and Green coloured
  • Lace – about a metre
  • Glue
  • Glitter
  • Green and Brown Paper – 1 A5 sheet each
  • Paper scissors
  • Pencil – 1
How to Make:
  • Cut the cardboard box. Ask the child to draw an apple.
  • Cut the apple shape for them.
  • Ask the kid to glue the lace behind the apple. This is to hang the craft.
  • Ask the kid to paint the apple.
  • Let the paint dry.
  • Now the kid can glue the sequins and buttons on the apple, creating a collage of different shapes.
  • Draw and cut leaves and stem from the green and brown paper.
  • Stick them to the apple.
  • The kid can then apply glitter to different parts to make the apple shimmer.

For Preschoolers (Age 3 to 5)

Apple theme activities for preschoolers are simple activities with a bit of learning. Preschoolers might not know a lot of things; therefore, adult supervision is required.

4. Polka Dotted Apple

What You Will Need:
  • Red and Green A5/A4 sheet – 1 each
  • Hole Puncher
  • Contact Paper – 10×10 inch minimum
  • Coloured Markers
  • Scissors
  • Tape
How to Make:
  • Ask the kid to punch holes in the red and green sheets.
  • Take the contact paper and ask the kid to draw two apples, two leaves and two stems on it.
  • To avoid confusion, ask the kid to draw the apple with red, and green for the stem and the leaves.
  • Cut the shapes.
  • Peel the back of the contact paper and then tape the sheet on the floor or a table, keeping the sticky side up.
  • Ask the kid to stick the punched dots randomly, red for apple and green for stem and leaves.
  • Now peel the second set of apple, leaf and stem.
  • Assist the kid in placing the sticky side on the first set of shapes with the dots.

5. Egg Carton Apple With Worm

What You Will Need:
  • Egg Carton – 1
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Hole Puncher
  • Fuzzy Sticks – White, Pink, Green, Red
  • Wiggly eyes – 1 pair
  • Acrylic paint
  • Paintbrush
How to Make:
  • Help the kid to cut two cups from the egg carton.
  • The kid can paint the cup from outside with red paint.
  • Let it dry.
  • Let the kid twist white, red, and pink fuzzy sticks to make the worm.
  • Shape the twisted fuzzy sticks to resemble a worm. Fold at one end to make the head.
  • To each side of the head, glue a wiggly eye.
  • Punch a hole on either side of one egg carton cup.
  • Take another cup and make a hole at the bottom.
  • Thread a piece of green fuzzy stick, through the cup with a hole at the bottom and secure it by making a loop. This is the stem of the apple.
  • Take a twisted fuzzy stick, and secure it to the side holes of the first cup.
  • Them glue the rim of the cup with the worm and stick the second cup (stick them rim to rim)
  • The cups should resemble an apple with a work peeping out.

6. Yarn Apple

What You Will Need:
  • Red Yarn
  • Glue
  • Red Glitter
  • Green fuzzy stick – 3 to 4, depending on how many apples you make
  • Brown Ribbon – 1/2 metre
  • Muffin Tray – 1
  • Wax paper – 1 or 2 sheets
How to Make:
  • Take a bowl. Ask the kid to mix some glue with water.
  • Take a muffin tray and line it with some wax paper.
  • Cut the red yarn in long pieces.
  • Dip them in this glue mixture.
  • Put one yarn in one compartment of the muffin tray. Spread the yarn properly to get a round shape.
  • Sprinkle some glitter on the yarn.
  • Let the yarns dry for a day.
  • Take them out from the tray. They should be hard and dry.
  • Make a loop with some brown ribbon and glue it on one side.
  • Make leaves with the green fuzzy sticks and glue them to the apple.
  • Yarn apples are ready to be hung.

7. Button Apple Tree Craft

What You Will Need
  • Cardboard
  • Acrylic paint
  • Brushes
  • Paper towel roll cardboard
  • Green construction paper – 1 to 2, A6 size
  • Red Buttons – 8 to 12
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Pencil – 1
How To Make
  • Draw a tree without the trunk on the cardboard.
  • Cut it.
  • Take the cardboard roll and cut a v-shape slit on either side.
  • Paint the cardboard tree using green and brown colours.
  • Glue the red buttons as apples on the tree.
  • Place the upper part of the tree on the v-shape cut into the cardboard roll.
  • Draw small leaves on the green construction paper and cut them.
  • Glue them near the button apples.
  • Your apple tree is ready.

8. Shimmery Apple String

What You Will Need:
  • Corrugated Cardboard
  • Acrylic paint
  • Brushes
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Twine
  • Glitter
  • Green construction paper – 1 A6/ A4 sheet
  • Pencil – 1
How to Make:
  • Take the cardboard and peel the layer to reveal the inner corrugated side.
  • Ask the kid to draw apples, stem and leaves on it.
  • Then paint the parts and cut them.
  • Ask your kid to paint the corrugated pieces properly to ensure they do not miss the wavy part.
  • Apply glue to the raised parts and sprinkle glitter on them. Let them dry.
  • Draw leaves and stem on the green construction paper and cut them.
  • Stick them to the apples.
  • Stick the apples to the twine and complete the string.

For Kids (Age 5 to 8)

Apple stem activities for older kids are interesting and innovative. The older kids already know a lot of things and can comfortably cut paper. Therefore, they might not need your help, but you must still supervise and instruct as and when required.

9. Paper Plate Worm

What You Will Need:
  • Large Paper Plate – 1
  • Markers – Red, Green, Black, and Pink
  • Green Chart Paper – 1 sheet
  • Googly Eyes – 2
  • Scissors
  • Brown and Green construction paper – 1 sheet each
  • Pinking Shears
  • Glue
How to Make:
  • Cut strips from the green chart paper. The strips should be ½ inch wide.
  • The kid should make a chain by looping one strip, glueing it and then adding another link to it by looping another strip, but through it. This will be the body of the worm.
  • Make a head by cutting the green sheet in a small circle.
  • Paste the circle at one end of the worm.
  • Paste googly eyes to it to complete the worm.
  • Draw the mouth with the black marker.
  • Paint the paper plate red to make the apple.
  • Draw a stem on the brown construction paper and some leaves on the green construction paper.
  • Then, cut the leaves and the stem.
  • Stick them to the paper plate apple.
  • Stick the paper worm on the plate to complete the craft.

10. Felt Apple Tree

What You Will Need:
  • Felt Paper – Green, Brown (2 sheets each)
  • Pipe Cleaner
  • Red Buttons – 6 to 8
  • Thread – Green, Red, and Yellow
  • Old plastic Easter egg or plastic ball.
  • Glue
  • Scissors
How to Make:
  • Cut out two treetops like shape from the green felt paper.
  • Stitch the two shapes together with some green thread by using a blanket stitch, leaving the bottom open.
  • Stitch or glue the red buttons to make the apples.
  • Take the Easter egg or plastic ball and punch two holes at the bottom.
  • Take the pipe cleaner and secure the egg to the pipe cleaner by twisting it.
  • Cut the brown felt paper to make the cover of the egg. Glue the brown felt paper to the egg and around the pipe cleaner to make the base of the tree trunk.
  • Now glue the tree trunk to the top to complete the tree.

11. Weaved Apple Craft

What You Will Need:
  • Cardboard – at least 8×8 inch
  • Paint – Red, Green, and Brown
  • Paint Brush – 1 minimum
  • Scissors
  • Ribbon/Yarn/String – 1 to 3 meters, depending on how big the drawing is.
  • Pencil – 1
How to Make:
  • Ask your kid to draw an apple along with the stem and a leaf on the cardboard.
  • Ask the kid to paint the cardboard apple red.
  • Ask him to paint the stem brown and the leaf, green.
  • Let it dry.
  • Cut grooves (about 0.5 cms) on the sides of the cardboard that has been cut into the shape of an apple.
  • Cut strings/ribbons in long lengths.
  • Ask the kid to start wrapping the string around the grooves and then glueing the end at the back.
  • Now the kid can start weaving the strings by going in and out on the already glued strings on the apple.
  • Take a ribbon, make a loop and attach it to the back of the apple to hang it.
  • The woven apple is ready.

12. Apple Stamping Craft Painting

What You Will Need:
  • Thick White Chart Paper – 1
  • Brown marker or crayon – 1
  • Green Construction paper – 1 sheet
  • Apple – 1, small/ medium-sized
  • Tempera Paint
  • Paper Plates – 5 to 6
  • Glue
How to Make:
  • Measure and cut the white paper in the size you want.
  • Pour a little of each paint in separate paper plates. You can take as many colours as you want.
  • Cut the apple into half.
  • Now, instruct your kid to dip the flat part of the cut apple in paint and stamp it on the white paper.
  • Encourage your child to stamp as many colours as he/she wants to, and in whichever design/ pattern.
  • Let the paint dry.
  • Now, ask the kid to make stems for each apple stamp using a brown marker or crayon.
  • Then, ask the kid to draw small leaves on the green construction paper, cut them and glue them to the apple stems.

Apple art and craft activities are perfect for kids, whether preschoolers or toddlers. They are simple, and kids enjoy making them. Making these crafts or activities also helps kids to improve focus and motor skills.

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