With autumn not that far away, we’re thinking of all things fall.
No, not “pumpkin” fall, but instead, we’re thinking of apples.
They’re a classic back-to-school symbol, and they make for super cute crafts in September and early October.
We’ve compiled a list of awesome apple crafts for kids using a variety of materials and media.
You’ll find some simple ideas with printable templates as well as some artsy ideas where you’ll get the chance to pull out your paints and paintbrushes.
Let’s kick off fall with some cute apple crafts, shall we?
Easy Apple Craft Ideas
Our simple and adorable paper plate apple craft is the perfect way to kick off back-to-school season.
Use our free printable template and watch the video tutorial to learn how to prep and make this craft in no time flat.
It's a wonderful craft for preschoolers and kindergarteners.
A giant apple flashcard is a great way to learn the "A is for Apple" concept.
It's also a totally adorable keepsake to give to parents of preschoolers and kindergarteners after their first day of school. Y
ou could also make one at home and use it as a first day of school sign for your preschooler!
If you can roll paper strips into loops, this craft will be easy as pie!
The paper loops create such a lovely 3D effect, turning an ordinary apple craft into something extraordinary.
Learn about the parts of an apple with this easy craft made with a paper plate, construction paper, and raisins.
Yes, raisins! They make the perfect apple "seeds" for your crafts.
Recycle plastic bottle caps to make this apple hunting craft for the kids.
Hide a piece of red craft foam (or a bead) underneath one of the bottle caps, and let the kids turn each over trying to find the apple.
Have you ever made marble paintings? They're so fun!
Drip some paint into a bin with a piece of paper, and let marbles roll around, creating a unique pattern in the paint.
In this case, the painted paper is cut into the shape of a tree, which is completed with pretty red buttons.
Cut some of your pool noodles up for this easy peasy stamping craft.
You'll get perfectly shaped apples, stems, and leaves every time using the pool noodle pieces you've cut.
If your kiddo isn't quite ready for lacing, this yarn apple craft is a wonderful alternative.
They'll still get the tactile benefits of playing with and placing the yarn. Plus, it looks awesome!
Rock painting is such a fun, family-friendly activity. These rock apples are super cute with the pipe cleaner worms wrapped around them.
If your town has a rock hiding/finding group, hide them in your community to put a smile on someone's face.
Paper bag crafts are such fun.
While they're usually used to make puppets, in this case, a bag makes a lovely apple, too.
You can either paint a brown paper bag red or buy a red bag to start with, cutting down significantly on crafting time if you're making these together in a group.
We love how fluffy this tissue paper apple looks! It will look great on the door or the wall during the back-to-school season.
You may also want to make one for your child's teacher to use as decor in the classroom.
Here's another marble painting idea for an apple rather than an apple tree.
You'll use the same technique, but the painted paper will be cut into an apple shape and completed with a stem and leaf. Cute!
These 3D apples are pretty enough to use in your home decor for the fall. Cutting the paper strips is excellent fine motor practice for little hands, as is using the hole punch.
However, young children may need adult assistance with the hole punching to ensure all the parts fit together correctly.
These popsicle stick apples are perfect if you're tired of the same old apple craft. You'll make an apple core instead! It's a fun take on a traditional back to school craft.
Wouldn't they make cute magnets for the refrigerator?
Use the printable branch template to make this stunning apple tree painting. Cotton balls are used to create billowy groups of leaves on the branches, while a wine cork is used to stamp out the apples.
Use apples to stamp out painted apple shapes in this easy fall craft for kids.
Make a basket out of paper strips, and then stamp as many apples as you want above it to look like a full basket of harvested apples.
Get fine motor practice with this lovely apple lacing craft. The adorable worm peeking out makes you smile.
You can make the holes large, as seen here, for younger children, or make them smaller for older children or those with more advanced lacing skills.
Save your spot in your favorite books with a sweet little apple bookmark, complete with a smiling worm popping his head out.
They're quick and easy to make and will come in so handy for the upcoming school year.
Combine a handprint craft with an apple craft in this cute bitten apple. It's such an adorable keepsake craft for fall.
This craft can be completed in about five minutes, so it's perfect for kids who are too wiggly to sit still for a more time-intensive craft.
Make a few extras for the grandparents this fall!
Won't this yarn-wrapped apple garland make a cute decoration for the classroom this year?
It'll look beautiful in the home, too, either draped across the mantle or on a shelf in your homeschool room. Yarn-wrapping is excellent fine motor practice for kids.