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Summer is winding down, and autumn is just around the corner. It’s a perfect time to explore some new apple craft ideas with your preschoolers.
Apples are the perfect theme for early fall and back to school. The apple craft ideas below make the perfect addition to all of your apples preschool theme lessons.
With just a few household items – paint, paper plates, yarn, etc. – you’ll be on your way to a fun afternoon of crafting with your preschoolers.
The activities featured below will help your preschoolers work on creativity, color recognition, fine motor skills, and more. So, without further ado, let’s explore some amazing apple craft ideas.
Apple Craft Ideas
Don’t get rid of your pool noodles just yet. Slice them up, and turn them into homemade stamps. Show your preschoolers how to use them to make apple stamps.
Kids will work on motor skills as they create a one-of-a-kind apple paper plate lacing craft.
Here’s another fun apple craft that uses yarn. Kids will love stringing together a whole bunch of yarn wrapped apples to make a beautiful fall garland.
If you cut your apples in half horizontally (instead of vertically like normal apple stamps), you’ll have some apple stamps with stars in the center.
Older preschoolers who won’t put beads in their mouths, can make perler/hama bead apples. These would even make great back-to-school gifts for preschool teachers.
This paper plate apple craft is super simple. It’s easy enough for toddlers once the plate is prepped.
Little ones can practice beginner sewing skills (and work on fine motor skills) when they sew a construction paper apple.
I’m a huge fan of fingerprint and handprint crafts. But, footprint crafts are fun, too. Paint your preschoolers foot to create the trunk of this footprint apple tree.
If you love felt crafts, you’ll love this one. Your kids can help put together these easy felt apple slices, and use them in their imaginative play time.
When soft watercolors blend together, you’ve got a great piece of preschool apple art that you can display all season long.
This loofah stamped apple art project takes sponge painting to a whole new level.
I can’t wait to do crafts with my grandson when he’s older. This apple suncatcher looks easy enough to do with him this time next year.
If you and your preschoolers are talking about emotions, you can makeapple print puppets to help them act out stories about feelings.
What do you get when you mix a salad spinner, paint, and preschoolers? A fun art project! Check out this tutorial to see how to paint apples using a salad spinner.
Little ones develop fine motor skills as they make this cute pom pom apple tree craft.
This textured paper plate apple craft is a fun art project and sensory activity all in one.
This fall, take your preschooler on a nature walk to gather pine cones. Then, turn those pine cones into apples with this fun nature craft.
This is a simple apple coffee filter craft that makes beautiful apple artwork you’ll want to display all season long.
Spend some time making apple birdseed bird feeder with your preschoolers this fall.
Which one of these apple craft ideas will you try first with your preschoolers?
MUST HAVE RESOURCES:
When completing these preschool apple craft ideas at home, I find that the following resources are very helpful to have on hand.
BOOKS ABOUT Apples
Fill your book basket with a great collection of preschool apple books. Most of these books can be found at your local library or used bookstore.
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ROUND OUT YOUR Apple Unit WITH THESE ACTIVITIES:
This felt life cycle of an apple set is the perfect way to show preschoolers how apples grow.
Toddlers and preschoolers can practice colors and counting to twelve with this set of Montessori-inspired counting apples.
Work on visual discrimination skills with your preschoolers by playing a game (or two) of Apple Bingo!