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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. Kids will work on their fine motor skills and have a ton of fun as they make their own crisp and refreshing fruit!

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 apple activities for kids for even more ideas!

Apple Craft For Kids

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

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Supplies

Directions

Start by downloading the template and printing it out. Once you have the template printed, gather the materials needed for this fun activity. Get those scissors ready, and let’s help the kids bring this idea to life!

Paint the paper plate with a thin coat of red or green pain. Let dry completely before moving on.

hands painting a paper plate green

Place the apple template on the dry paper plate, trace, and cut out the shape.

hands tracing apple template on top of paper plate

First, encourage your child to position the stem at the top of the paper plate and glue it in place.

hands gluing on stem on paper plate apple

Next, guide your child to 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 leaf on paper plate apple

Now, glue the eyes just below the leaf, in the center of the plate.

hands gluing on stem on paper eyes on paper plate apple

Place the 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

Finally, glue the completed mouth below the eyes.

hands gluing on paper mouth on paper plate apple

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

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

Fall Unit For Kids

Do you want to create a whole fall season unit for kids around this apple project? If so, you’re in luck! We’ve got fun ideas, educational printables, and book suggestions for kids of all ages. Keep reading to discover how to incorporate this easy activity into a full fall-themed unit.

Fall Books For Kids

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?!

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

Simple Fall Crafts For Kids

We think it’s really important to give young children the opportunity to express themselves creatively while having a good time! Add in some more fall activities for the kids. Below are some of our favorites:

Paper Bag Corn Craft – Fall is the perfect time of year to get crafty with your kids! Our paper bag corn puppet is a fun way to create something special this Thanksgiving or fall. Young kids will love transforming a boring paper bag into a colorful ear of corn!

Paper Plate Fox Craft – Learn how to make a paper plate fox that is easy and fun. Once you’re finished, display your little guy proudly! Just download our free template and gather some simple supplies to get started. This cute activity would also be a great addition to a forest animal-themed learning unit.

Collage image of Fall Kids' Crafts

Scarecrow Headband Craft – This is one of those ideas that are perfect to do with kids – it has so much fun potential. Your kids will love wearing their very own scarecrow headband! They can use it while playing, wear it for a harvest party, or use it as part of a Halloween costume. Plus, it’s simple and easy to make!

Acorn Craft For Kids – This easy and quick project is perfect for preschoolers. The kids will love this cute paper acorn! This is also a great idea to introduce your kids to the life cycle of an acorn and oak tree. For something a little different, you can add a magnet to the back and use it as a fall decoration for your fridge!

Fall Activity Sheets

Our fall counting worksheets put the fun in learning to count! They’re a great way for pre-k and kindergarten students to practice and strengthen their counting skills. Each page features a new autumn-themed problem for students to solve! Kids will count acorns, apples on a tree, leaves, and more!

These fall matching worksheets are the perfect no-prep activity for younger kids. There are four different designs for them to complete, each with a different matching activity. Your little learners can match numbers, shadows, and colors while strengthening their fine motor skills.

Collage image of Kids' Fall Activities

Are you looking for the perfect activity to help your kiddos learn important skills? Our acorn worksheets are great for teaching tracing, letter recognition, cutting, and problem-solving! Just download the free PDF file and print the pages out for a quiet afternoon of educational fun!

These printable fall bookmarks are a fun project for little hands to make! They can color and decorate their very own fall-inspired bookmarks, perfect for marking their place in their favorite books.

Once they’re done coloring, kids can also practice their cutting skills by carefully cutting out each bookmark.

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

Share With Us

Did you make this project with your kids or students? We’d love to feature them on our social media!

For a chance to have your child’s project featured, simply snap a picture of the completed project and post it to our Facebook page, email it to us directly by clicking here, or use #simpleeverydaymom on your social media!

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

Instructions

  1. Download the apple template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
  2. Begin by painting the paper plate with a thin coat of paint – red for a red apple or green for a green apple. Let dry completely before moving on.
  3. Place the apple template on the dry paper plate, trace, and cut out the apple shape.
  4. Position the apple stem at the top of the paper plate and glue it in place.
  5. 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.
  6. Glue the apple’s eyes just below the leaf, in the center of the plate.
  7. Place the apple’s tongue in the middle of the mouth and glue in place. Use the scissors to trim off the excess paper.
  8. Finish up by gluing the completed mouth below the apple’s eyes.

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kate

Tuesday 2nd of July 2024

i like this

Sam

Tuesday 2nd of July 2024

Thanks, Kate!

Lisa Miller

Friday 29th of September 2023

I would love the template for this apple paper plate craft. Thank you.

Sam

Friday 29th of September 2023

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. Once you've been confirmed as an email subscriber (by clicking the link in the first email), you simply enter your email in any of the forms and it'll automatically redirect you to the download page.

Shelly

Friday 22nd of September 2023

can you send me the templete for this? Thank you so much!

Sam

Saturday 23rd of September 2023

Since you’re already an email subscriber, all you need to do is enter your email in the form at the end of any post and it’ll automatically redirect you to the download page ◡̈

Wendy

Friday 11th of August 2023

I would love to make this with my class!

Sam

Monday 14th of August 2023

Great! If you need the template, since you’re already an email subscriber, all you need to do is enter your email in the form at the end of any post and it’ll automatically redirect you to the download page 🙂

Lisa

Monday 24th of July 2023

Can I still get the template for the paper plate apple craft?

Lisa

Wednesday 2nd of August 2023

@Sam, Can not find the form at the end of this post. Is there another way to receive the template?

Lisa

Wednesday 2nd of August 2023

@Sam, Can not find the form at the end of this post. Is there another way to receive the template?

Sam

Monday 24th of July 2023

Since you’re already an email subscriber, all you need to do is enter your email in the form at the end of any post and it’ll automatically redirect you to the download page 🙂

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