Are you ready to create a delightful and super adorable paper plate apple craft that will bring a burst of color and charm to your life?
With autumn on its way, that means apple cider, apple picking, and my personal favorite, apple crisp. I am from the land of delicious apples, and I couldn't be more excited about fall this year.
I love creating paper plate crafts, and my kids love doing them as well, so we were excited to put these little apple cuties together. We ended up with a red apple, a green apple, and even a blue apple.
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Paper Plate Apple Craft Step-By-Step Guide
- Paper Plate
- Colored Paper (red, green, pink)
- Cardstock (black and white)
- Draw and Cut the Apple Shape
Take a paper plate and draw an apple shape on it using a pencil. Once you're satisfied with the shape, carefully cut along the traced lines.
- Paste the Apple Shape
Next, grab a red-colored paper and paste your paper plate apple shape onto it. Cut around the edges of the apple, following the outline.
- Create Facial Features
Using the card stock, draw and cut out two medium circles for the eyes, two small circles for the pupils, and a mouth shape. Let your creativity shine!
- Assemble the Eyes
Paste the small circles onto the medium circles to create a pair of eyes for your apple craft.
- Attach the Eyes
Carefully attach the eyes onto the apple shape, positioning them to your liking. This will give your apple craft a delightful expression.
- Add the Mouth
Beneath the eyes, paste the mouth shape to complete the adorable facial features of your apple.
- Craft a Playful Tongue
Using the pink-colored paper, cut a small curved shape to fit within the mouth of your apple. Glue it in place to create a playful tongue.
- Make a Leaf and Stem
Cut out a leaf shape from the green-colored paper. Additionally, create a triangular shape from the paper plate, which will serve as the stem.
- Attach the Leaf and Stem
Using a glue gun, stick the leaf at the back of the triangular shape to create a realistic stem and leaf combination.
- Glue the Leaf and Stem
Apply glue to the back of the leaf and stem, then securely attach them to the top of your apple shape. This will complete your craft with a touch of nature.
- Choose vibrant colors: Opt for bright and eye-catching colors for your apple craft. Red for the apple, green for the leaf, and pink for the tongue will create a visually appealing result.
- Use sturdy materials: Ensure that you use sturdy materials, such as a quality paper plate and thick colored papers. This will make your craft more durable and long-lasting.
- Take your time with cutting: Precision is key when cutting out the various shapes for your apple craft. Take your time and make precise cuts to achieve clean and professional-looking results.
- Get creative with expressions: Experiment with different eye shapes, sizes, and mouth designs to give your apple craft its own unique personality. Try different expressions like winking, smiling, or even a surprised face!
- Add glitter or sparkles: If you want to add an extra touch of magic and sparkle, consider using glitter or sparkles on your apple craft. Apply glue to specific areas and sprinkle glitter for a dazzling effect.
- Personalize with a name: Make your apple craft extra special by adding a name tag. Cut out a small rectangle from colored paper, write the name with markers or stickers, and attach it to the craft.
- Display and celebrate: Showcase your completed apple craft by displaying it proudly on a bulletin board, your fridge, or even as a centerpiece for a special occasion. Celebrate your creativity!
- Organize a craft session: Invite friends, family, or fellow craft enthusiasts for a fun craft session. Share your paper plate apple craft instructions and create a joyful crafting atmosphere.
- Make it educational: Use the apple craft as an opportunity to teach children about the different parts of an apple, its colors, and the importance of healthy eating. Encourage learning through creativity!
- Extend Learning: Pair this craft with a storybook about apples or a visit to an apple orchard to extend the learning experience and foster curiosity about nature.
- Share your creation: Snap a photo of your finished apple craft and share it on social media using relevant hashtags. Inspire others to get crafty and spread the joy of creating.
Fall Books to Introduce Paper Plate Apple Craft
I love going to the library and getting books ahead of starting a new craft or activity. I have a curated list of apple books, but if you're looking for more general autumn books, here's a short list of a few favorites:
There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Leaf is a great story for kids. It's about a woman who swallowed a handful of leaves, then because of that she has to eat more and more to make her tummy feel better. I can always count on the “There Was an Old Lady” series for a great book with repetition, vocabulary, and so many giggles.
We're Going on a Leaf Hunt is the same author as “We're Going on a Bear Hunt” which is another classic favorite in our house. You'll love it!
Bad Apple: A Tale of Friendship is a really beautiful story about friendship and bullying.
Ten Apples Up on Top is a Dr. Seuss book that is easy to add to any fall learning!
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