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Paper Bag Apple Craft For Kids [Free Template]

Going apple picking is one of the best parts of fall. There’s something about being out in the crisp autumn air, surrounded by trees laden with ripe fruit, that just feels like happiness.

If you’re looking for a fun apple-themed craft to do with your kids this season, we’ve got the perfect project for you.

This paper bag apple craft is easy to make (there’s even a free template!) and it’s great for pretend play once it’s finished.

Plus, it’s the perfect way to teach kids about where their food comes from and how apples grow. So grab your supplies and let’s get started!

Also, be sure to check out all of our apple activities for kids.

Apple Puppet Craft

apple puppet craft image collage with the words paper bag apple

Supplies

  • Brown paper bag
  • Colored cardstock or construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Black marker
  • Apple template (enter your email in the form at the end of this post to have the link sent to you)

Scroll to the bottom to find the download form.

Directions

Download the apple template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.

hand holding apple paper bag craft template

Begin by gluing the eyes above the mouth, on the top apple piece.

hand gluing eye to paper bag apple craft

Next, glue the leaf to the middle and front of the apple.

hand gluing leaf to paper bag apple craft

Place the stem at the top and back of the apple top and glue it in place.

hand gluing stem to paper bag apple craft

Take the tree background and glue it to the main portion of the brown bag.

hand gluing green paper to paper bag apple craft

Glue the top of the apple to the flap portion of the brown paper bag.

hand gluing upper apple to paper bag apple craft

Position the lower portion of the apple just beneath the flap and glue it to the main part of the bag.

hand gluing lower apple to paper bag apple craft

Finish up by drawing a few tree marks on the green portion of the bag.

hand drawing leaf marks onto puppet

This is such a fun paper bag puppet craft for fall!

hand holding paper bag apple craft

Fall Unit Study

Fall is a great time to do a unit study with your kids! There are so many fun and easy ideas out there, you’ll be sure to find something that will fit your kid’s needs.

Below are some of our favorite ideas.

Kids’ Fall Books

The leaves are changing color, the days are getting shorter, and there’s a chill in the air–fall is definitely here!

As parents begin to think about fall activities for their families, they should definitely consider starting a unit study by reading aloud to their kids.

Not only is reading aloud a great way to bond with your children, but it’s also an excellent way to introduce them to new concepts and ideas.

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When you read aloud together, you can discuss the book as you go along, pausing to talk about the characters, the setting, and the plot. You can also use the book as a springboard for further learning!

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 A Leaf: 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

Parents should encourage their children to craft for a variety of reasons. It helps to develop fine motor skills and stimulates creativity. Crafting also teaches children how to follow instructions and complete tasks.

And, it’s a fun activity that the whole family can enjoy together. So go ahead and let your kids get messy with some crayons, glue, and paper!

kids fall crafts image collage

Hedgehog Toilet Paper Roll Craft – All you need for this adorable hedgehog craft is a toilet paper roll, some paper, and a few other simple materials. This is such a fun project for kids, and it’s a great way to recycle those toilet paper rolls! This cute little critter is sure to bring a smile to everyone who sees it.

Mushroom Craft For Kids – Fall is such a magical time of year, and these easy paper mushrooms are the perfect way to add a touch of nature’s magic to your home. They’re also a great way to get your kids involved in crafting. All you need is some construction paper, scissors, and glue.

Corn Craft For Preschoolers – Nothing says fall quite like visiting a corn maze. But why not take the fun home with you by making a corn craft for kids? It’s easy and so much fun.

Kids’ Fall Activities

hand holding paper bag apple craft

These fall pattern block mats are perfect for working on fine motor skills and learning shapes and colors. And what’s more, they’re so much fun to use. Just print out the mats, grab some pattern blocks, and let your kids explore. They’ll love completing all sorts of autumn pictures. So don’t wait, get started today and see how these pattern block mats can help your kids learn and grow.

Pre-writing skills are so important for kids! These fall tracing worksheets are a great way for them to practice. With these worksheets, they can trace lines and letters. This is such a great way for them to improve their fine motor skills.

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Are you looking for a fun and effective way to help your child learn their sight words? If so, you’ll love these fall color by sight words worksheets! These printable worksheets are great for kids of all ages, and they make learning sight words fun and engaging.

More Fall Fun

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Paper Bag Apple Craft For Kids

Prep Time: 8 minutes
Active Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 23 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

Fall is the time for apple picking, and what better way to celebrate the season than by making this easy paper bag apple craft with your kids?

Materials

  • Brown paper bag
  • Colored cardstock or construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Black marker
  • Apple template

Instructions

  1. Download the apple template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
  2. Begin by gluing the eyes above the mouth, on the top apple piece.
  3. Next, glue the leaf to the middle and front of the apple.
  4. Place the stem at the top and back of the apple top and glue it in place.
  5. Take the tree background and glue it to the main portion of the brown bag.
  6. Glue the top of the apple to the flap portion of the brown paper bag.
  7. Position the lower portion of the apple just beneath the flap and glue it to the main part of the bag.
  8. Finish up by drawing a few tree marks on the green portion of the bag.

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Apple Puppet Template

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