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Paper Plate Apple Craft For Kids [FREE Template]

Fall is coming quickly and we couldn’t be more excited for it!

We love paper plate crafts so we made this cute paper plate apple craft to celebrate fall and back-to-school time.

Download the free printable template, watch our quick video tutorial and see how simple it is to make this project.

It’s great for preschoolers, pre k and kindergarten children. Also, be sure to check out all of our fall crafts for preschoolers for even more ideas!

Apple Craft For Kids

collage of green and red paper plate apple crafts on marble background

Supplies

  • Paper plate
  • Paint (in red or green)
  • Paintbrush
  • Colored cardstock or construction paper (in green and brown)
  • Scissors
  • Pencil
  • Glue stick
  • Black marker (optional)
  • Apple template (download form located at the end of this post)

Related: Handprint Apple Craft

Directions

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

Paint the paper plate in a thin coat of red or green paint. Let dry completely before moving on. Place the apple template on the dry paper plate, trace, and cut out the apple shape.

hands painting a paper plate green
hands tracing apple template on top of paper plate

Place the apple stem at the top of the paper plate and glue it in place. Glue the leaf just to the side of the stem. Use a black marker to draw a curved line to represent the dip in the middle of an apple.

hands gluing on stem on paper plate apple
hands gluing on leaf on paper plate apple

Glue the apple’s eyes just below the leaf, in the center of the plate.

hands gluing on stem on paper eyes on paper plate apple

Place the apple’s tongue in the middle of the mouth and glue in place. Use the scissors to trim off the excess paper.

hands gluing paper tongue on paper mouth, with paper plate apple to the right

Glue the completed mouth below the apple’s eyes.

hands gluing on paper mouth on paper plate apple

Can you believe that’s all there is to make this easy kids’ craft?!

We think this craft would be a fun activity to do just before school starts, or if you’re a teacher, with the kids the first week of school.

It also fits perfectly when you have an A is for apple unit!

You could even have your child make it for their teacher as a sweet, homemade gift.

However you use this craft idea, we’re betting your kids will have fun creating their own big-eyed apple!

green paper plate apple craft on marble background with checkered fabric on top

Fall Unit For Kids

Do you wan to create a whole fall unit for kids around this apple craft? If so, keep reading because we have some great ideas to get your started!

Reading to kids is one of the best things you can do for your children!

Reading helps preschoolers develop their vocabulary, improves their literacy rate, boosts creativity, cognitive abilities as well as social-emotional intelligence- among other benefits.

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?!

red and green paper plate apple craft on marble background with checkered fabric on top

We think it’s really important to give kids the opportunity not only to express themselves creatively but also just have a good time! Add in some more fall crafts for the kids. Below are some of our favorites:

  • Paper Bag Corn Craft: This paper bag corn craft is a fun and easy way to create something special with your kids this Thanksgiving or fall.
  • Paper Plate Fox Craft: Learn how to make a paper plate fox craft that is easy and fun. Once you’re finished, display your little guy proudly!
  • Scarecrow Headband Craft: This is one of those crafts that are perfect to do with kids–it has so much fun potential!
  • Acorn Craft For Kids: This easy and quick to make craft is perfect for preschoolers. The kids will love this cute paper acorn!

Don’t forget about sensory play! This fall play dough kit has lots of fun items that are perfect for sensory exploration and open-ended play!

This acorn activity set is perfect for kids who are tactile learners. It helps with fine motor skills, letter recognition, and more! This would be a great independent play time idea.

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Paper Plate Apple Craft

Paper Plate Apple Craft

Prep Time: 7 minutes
Active Time: 10 minutes
Drying Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 32 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

Materials

  • Paper plate
  • Paint (in red or green)
  • Paintbrush
  • Colored cardstock or construction paper (in green and brown)
  • Scissors
  • Pencil
  • Glue stick
  • Black marker (optional)
  • Apple template (download form located at the end of this post)

Instructions

  1. Download the apple template, print, and cut out the pieces.
  2. Paint the paper plate in a thin coat of red or green paint. Let dry completely before moving on. Place the apple template on the dry paper plate, trace, and cut out the apple shape.
  3. Place the apple stem at the top of the paper plate and glue in place. Glue the leaf just to the side of the stem. Use a black marker to draw a curved line to represent the dip in the middle of an apple.
  4. Glue the apple's eyes just below the leaf, in the center of the plate.
  5. Place the apple's tongue in the middle of the mouth and glue in place. Use the scissors to trim off the excess paper.
  6. Glue the completed mouth below the apple's eyes.

Free Apple Template

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Paulette

Thursday 16th of September 2021

My hybrid students are coming in for the first time this year. They are going to really love this. Thank you for sharing it.

Sam

Thursday 16th of September 2021

Yay, I'm so glad!! You're welcome!

Shellie Thacher

Tuesday 14th of September 2021

Do I have to put my email for each craft? I am already receiving the emails, but when I click on them I cannot find anywhere to download the craft.

Sam

Thursday 16th of September 2021

Hey Shellie! Yes, you do have to put in your email for each template, but after the first time you do so, it'll bring you directly to the download page :)

Portia Sat

Sunday 12th of September 2021

Could I get the template for this craft? :) Looks great!

Sam

Monday 13th of September 2021

Of course! All you need to do is enter your email in the form at the end of this post to have the link sent to you 🙂

Kyla sweeney

Sunday 5th of September 2021

Such a cute craft

Sam

Monday 6th of September 2021

THanks so much!

Cheryl Banks

Tuesday 31st of August 2021

I would like the apple template and face

Sam

Wednesday 1st of September 2021

Of course! All you need to do is enter your email in the form at the end of this post to have the link sent to you :)

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