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Handprint Apple Tree Craft For Kids

What’s more fall than gathering the kids and heading to the orchard to pick apples?

We love fall and papercrafts so we combined both of them into this one handprint apple tree craft!

It’s super simple and only requires a few supplies so it’s perfect for making at home or in the classroom.

Depending on the amount of help you want to provide the kids, this idea is great for older toddlers, preschool, pre-k, and kindergarten children.

Watch our short video tutorial to see how easy it is to make this fun apple tree project. 

Also, be sure to check out all of our apple activities for kids for even more ideas!

Easy Apple Tree Craft

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First, help your child by tracing his or her hand and forearm on a piece of brown paper. Cut it out. This will be the base of the tree.

adult hand tracing child hand on brown paper

Draw a tree shape big enough for the handprint on a piece of green construction paper and cut it out. Glue your child’s handprint to the middle of the green tree top piece, leaving the arm part of the handprint hanging off.

hands gluing handprint onto green tree background

Finally, guide your child to use the glue stick to glue on the red or green pom pom apples all around the tree.

hands gluing red pom poms onto paper tree

Be sure to check out our handprint crafts while you’re here! Your kids will love creating more fun DIYs like this one!

pom pom and paper apple tree craft

Fall Preschool Unit

We’re always trying to share simple ways to incorporate our DIYs into a preschool unit for both parents and teachers. And the changing seasons always provide a great opportunity to introduce new concepts and themes!

Fall is the perfect time of year to explore the different colors, cooler weather, and all things pumpkin! We’ve got so many great ideas for a fall preschool unit. Keep reading to learn more!

Children’s Books About Fall

Reading is a fun activity for kids, and there are so many great stories out there to enjoy together! Reading aloud can also help children develop a love for books and improve their language skills.

So next time you’re looking for some fun storytime activities with your little one, grab a book from your shelf and read to them! Below are some of the top fall-themed books for kids.

There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed Some Leaves: The mischievous old lady swallowed a handful of leaves! Her tummy started to rumble. So she swallowed some more items. Then even more. But as her stomach grew full, the leaves began to poke out through her mouth… when suddenly – poofffff! – it turned into a scarecrow!

Pete The Cat Falling For Autumn: Pete is not a fan of fall. But he decides to do some detective work and finds out that there are lots of things about this season he loves, like corn mazes, hayrides, wearing scarves, and apple picking! This story helps kids learn that even though they might not love every season of the year, there are still good parts to each one.

We’re Going On A Leaf Hunt: The seasons are changing, the days getting are shorter, and children everywhere are starting to make plans for their favorite outdoor adventures – and what could be more fun than a Leaf Hunt?!

Fall Kids Crafts

Paper Plate Apple Craft – Fall is also known as apple-picking season, so if you are looking for a fun and simple activity to do with your children, this paper plate apple is perfect! A

ll you need is some red paint (or green paint for a sour apple!), paper plates, and construction paper. It’s a great activity to get the kids excited about fall and all it has to offer!

Scarecrow Art Activity – Have your kids paint their very own dingle-dangle scarecrow during the fall season! Download the free printable template and have them use a Q-tip to dot the paint on. This DIY is such an easy way for kids to practice their fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination! 

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Apple Stamp Pumpkin Craft for Preschool – Sometimes, the simplest fall ideas are the most fun! This apple stamp pumpkin is perfect for little ones who love to get their hands messy. Cut an apple in half, dip it in orange paint, and stamp it onto paper! Finish off the look using our pumpkin face template, or draw your own.

Paper Plate Hedgehog Craft – Hedgehogs are one of our favorite fall animals! You and your kids can create this adorable paper plate hedgehog with some brown paint, a little bit of glue, and other simple art supplies. It’s a great way to combine art with learning about nature and how the seasons change!

Fall Preschool Activities

Using fall pattern block mats is a great way to offer kids some get hands-on play that they crave. These are great for teaching kids pre-math skills like shapes and patterns. And the best part? They can be used over and over again for hours of fun!

This glittery fall sensory bottle is great for helping kids calm down. Use it when children are upset, overstimulated, or need to practice more mindfulness. It’s the perfect activity for a cozy fall afternoon indoors and teaches kids about the beauty of nature and its changing colors!

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Try our acorn worksheets next time you need a quick and easy activity for kids! Your little learners will learn to label an acorn, practice writing the letter ‘a’, and have fun with a simple letter maze.

Use these printables during a fall-time field trip to the park or as an engaging addition to your homeschool preschool lessons.

These fall counting mats will help your preschoolers with number recognition, counting, and one-to-one correspondence. To add an extra sensory element to the activity, they can use beads, cereal, or cotton balls as counting manipulatives! This printable set is a great way to incorporate some math skills into your fall activities!

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pom pom and paper apple tree craft

Handprint Apple Tree Craft

Prep Time: 7 minutes
Active Time: 7 minutes
Total Time: 14 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

Learn how simple it is to make your own handprint apple tree craft with the kids this fall!


  • Colored cardstock or construction paper
  • Red or green pom poms
  • Glue stick
  • Scissors
  • Pencil
  • Apple tree template


  1. Download the apple tree template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
  2. Trace your child's hand and arm on a piece of brown paper. We used kraft paper. Cut it out.
  3. Draw a tree shape big enough for the handprint on a green piece of paper and cut it out.
  4. Glue the handprint to the middle of the green tree piece, leaving the arm part of the handprint hanging off.
  5. Use the glue stick to glue on the red or green pom poms all around the tree.

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Friday 10th of May 2024

Hi Sam, would love the template for the apple tree. There wasn't a place to download. Many thanks!


Friday 10th of May 2024

Oh, that's because this is one of the few crafts that doesn't have a template, since it's just your child's hand/arm ◡̈


Thursday 31st of August 2023

hi sam your art and craft ideas are amazing and my students enjoy it. thank you so much


Thursday 17th of August 2023

I'm excited to start an A-Z handprint craft with my students. Could you please send me the template to my Email? There isn't a place to request it on this particular craft. Thank you


Friday 18th of August 2023

Hi Terrie! This is one of the few crafts that doesn't have a template, since everything is based upon the child's hand size ◡̈

Kathleen Chapman

Monday 7th of August 2023

These will be wonderful when I do them with my preschoolers.Thank you so much.


Monday 7th of August 2023

Oh, good! You're welcome!

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