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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.

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 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?!

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

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 sweet, homemade gift.

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

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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.

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