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This tissue paper apple craft is perfect for back to school! Little ones will love displaying this paper craft in the fall.
I love kicking off a new year with a fun apple theme. If you plan to teach about apples at the beginning of your preschool year, this is a fun craft for preschoolers.
Not only does it go perfectly with your apple theme, but it is also a great fine motor skill builder.
This preschool craft is so easy to prepare! It’s perfect for both preschool moms and teachers!
Tissue Paper Apple Craft
Back to school means fun apple crafts! This tissue paper craft is a great way to celebrate back to school.
Kids will scrunch tissue paper squares which helps strengthen fine motor muscles in their hands and fingers.
Then, when gluing the tissue paper to the apple cut out, they’ll strengthen hand-eye coordination as they gently place each square on their craft.
What You’ll Need
• green tissue paper
What You’ll Do
To get started, gather your supplies. If you didn’t purchase precut tissue paper squares, take a few minutes to cut them out now before engaging your preschoolers.
You may also want to preform the chenille stem leaf. Some preschoolers may get frustrated trying to get theirs just right.
To make the apple craft, draw an apple outline in the center of a paper plate and cut out.
Next, show your preschoolers how to gently wrap the tissue paper squares around the eraser end of a pencil. If this is too difficult, they can just scrunch it.
Spread glue in a small section of the apple cut out. If you cover the whole apple with glue, kids may get glue on their hands as they place the tissue paper
With the tissue paper still wrapped around the pencil, have your child place the end of the tissue paper in the glue and then pull the pencil out.
Repeat until the apple is completely covered with red tissue paper.
To make the stem and leaf, bend the top of the chenille stem over on itself and twist the end around the long part a few times. Spread the top out to resemble a leaf.
Glue a piece of green tissue paper behind the chenille stem and trim the excess.
Now, wrap the leaf around a craft stick. Glue the craft stick and leaf to the back of your apple, and you’re all done!
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.
Apples, Apples, Apples – It’s a blue sky autumn day and Minna, Pop, Mom, and Dad have decided to go on an outing to Long Hill Orchard. As the bunnies fill their baskets, Farmer Miller teaches them all about apples. This charming story is filled with fun facts, activities, and an applesauce recipe.
Pinkalicious: Apples, Apples, Apples – Pinkalicious and the Pinkertons are all excited when they return from their trip to the orchard with lots of Pink Lady apples to munch on! After realizing they have more apples than the family could possibly use, Pinkalicious finds ways to share the apples with others.
How Do Apples Grow? – Young children love to eat apples and go to orchards. Here’s a Hello, World! board book that teaches toddlers all about how apples grow—from seed to sapling to tree to applesauce.
RESOURCES I LOVE
Everyone loves an apple. Yum. 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.
Practice counting apples with this fun apple counting baskets felt board set. Children will love placing the correct number of apples in baskets. They’ll learn to recognize numerals, number words and counting to five.
Looking for a fun way to help your little ones practice counting and number recognition? These apple-themed fall number worksheets are perfect for preschoolers and kindergarteners!