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This fun apple craft for preschoolers is a fun way to celebrate the arrival of autumn and the fall harvest. There are so many possibilities!
This popsicle stick apple craft is easy enough for preschoolers, but it can be adapted to older children as well.
With just a few supplies, you can create a fun and festive fall craft that the whole family will enjoy. It’s the perfect addition to your apples preschool theme.
This back-to-school season, try out this fun and easy apple craft with your little ones! It’s a great way to get them excited about heading back to the classroom, and it’s a perfect opportunity to practice their fine motor skills.
Plus, it’s a great way to use up those leftover popsicle sticks from the summer! Once they’re done, hang it up on the fridge or save it as a sweet reminder of the first day of school.
Popsicle Stick Crafts
Popstick crafts are a fun and easy way to keep preschoolers entertained. All you need is a few popsicle sticks, some glue, and some imagination.
There are endless possibilities for what you can create, from simple shapes to more complex structures. And the best part is that cleanup is a breeze – just toss the sticks in the recycle bin when you’re done.
So next time you’re looking for a creative activity to do with your little ones, consider popsicle stick crafts. You’ll both have a blast!
Apple Craft for Preschoolers
If you’re looking for a fun craft to do with your preschooler, look no further than apples! There are so many different ways to craft with apples, and preschoolers will love creating this simple, yet satisfying, activity.
What You’ll Need
- popsicle sticks
- colored paper (green, brown, and red)
- black paint
Making Your Apple Craft
Step one: To get started, gather all of your supplies beforehand. Just a note… instead of painting apple seeds on, your preschoolers might enjoy glueing real apple seeds to the apple before hanging it on the fridge.
Step two: On the colored paper, draw two circles. Kids may want/need to trace a cup or small bowl for their circle shape. Cut each circle in half and cut curves on the bottom of each cut half to resemble bite marks.
Step three: Glue four (4) popsicle sticks together. You can glue them together on their sides, or you can glue four sticks vertically to a stick turned horizontally. The horizontal stick will act as a brace for the vertical sticks.
Step four: Glue the half-circles to the top and bottom of the glued-together craft sticks.
Step five: Cut two small leaves from the green paper and a stem from the brown paper.
Step six: Glue the stem and the leaf to the top of the apple.
Step seven: To finish the craft, paint three black oval shapes onto the popsicle sticks to look like seeds. As I mentioned above, your child might enjoy gluing real seeds to their apple craft.
Now, the craft is complete and ready to be displayed for the season!
If you’re completing this craft as part of a larger apple unit for preschool or kindergarten, you don’t want to miss the following apple activities that are perfect for rounding out your lesson plans:
- A is for Apple Worksheets
- Apple Stamp Pumpkin Craft
- Apple Math Coloring Pages
- Apple Graphing for Preschoolers
- Apple Addition Worksheets
PRESCHOOL BOOKS ABOUT Apples
Fill your book basket with a great collection of books about apples. Most of these books can be found at your local library or used bookstore.
If you have a hard time finding them, you can order them through my Amazon affiliate links by clicking the images below.
Amelia Bedelia’s First Apple Pie – When the very literal-minded Amelia visits Grandma’s house, she gets into the spirit of the fall season by baking her first apple pie.
Annie the Apple Fairy – Annie the Apple Pie Fairy is a TV chef who makes simple, homey pies. One day, her position as the queen of pies is threatened by Sondra the Strudel fairy’s new show. An intense competition starts between Annie and Sondra, and sees their fairy audience become obsessed with Sondra’s fancy pies and the gadgets used to make them. But when the mass of new gadgets and pie-making machines causes a huge power outage, what will happen to all the pies, and will Annie be able to save the day?
Max & Mo Go Apple Picking – Max and Mo are tired of eating corn. Luckily the big ones — the kids — just went apple picking. Everyone knows you can make applesauce with apples, but is there anything else you can make with them?
Dig right into the core of the apple with this interactive felt labeling set. There are labels for the inside and outside including ones to show what happens to the flower during the apple life cycle.
Your preschoolers will love pretending they’re making an apple pie with this fun “Cooking with Apples” dramatic play area.
We hope you have enjoyed this tutorial on how to make an apple craft for preschoolers. It’s a great way to celebrate the new school year and get those little fingers crafting.
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- popsicle sticks
- colored paper
- black paint
1. On the colored paper, draw two circles.
2. Cut each circle in half and cut curves on the bottom of each cut half to resemble bite marks.
3. Glue four (4) popsicle sticks together.
4. Glue the half-circles to the top and bottom of the glued-together craft sticks.
5. Cut two small leaves from the green paper and a stem from the brown paper.
6. Glue the stem and the leaf to the top of the apple.
7. To finish the craft, paint three black oval shapes onto the popsicle sticks to look like seeds.