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Yarn Apple Craft For Kids [Free Template]

Fall is a great time to do some fun crafts with the kids, and this yarn apple craft is a perfect project for little ones.

This fun craft allows kids to paint, cut, glue, and wrap – all activities that are great for fine motor practice.

Plus, it’s a lot of fun for the kids to see the finished product hanging on the fridge. So gather up some supplies and get ready to have some crafting fun with the kids!

Also, be sure to look through all of our fall crafts for kids for more activities.

Fall Apple Craft

kids' apple craft image collage with the words yarn apple kids' craft

Supplies

  • Thin cardboard from cereal or tissue box
  • Paint (we used acrylic paint)
  • Paintbrush
  • Yarn
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Pencil
  • Tape
  • Colored cardstock or construction paper
  • 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 yarn apple template

Place the apple template on the cardboard, trace it, and cut it out. Paint the apple in 1-2 thin coats of green or red paint. Let dry completely before moving on.

Begin by gluing the stem to the top and back of the apple.

hand gluing stem to yarn apple craft

Next, tape one end of the yarn to the back of the apple.

hand taping start of yarn to back of apple craft

Wrap the yarn around the apple in all directions as much or as little as you want. When you’re done, tape the other end of the yarn to the back of the apple and cut off the yarn.

hand wrapping yarn around apple craft
hand taping end of yarn to back of apple craft

Flip the apple to the front side and glue the eyes near the top of the apple.

hand gluing eye to yarn apple craft

Create the apple’s mouth by gluing the tongue to the mouth. Trim off any excess paper.

hand gluing tongue to mouth of yarn apple craft

Finish by gluing the mouth in the middle of the apple, just below the mouth.

hand gluing mouth to yarn apple craft

Don’t you love how happy this yarn craft is? We sure do!

yarn apple craft

Fall Ideas For Kids

School is back in session and that means it’s time to start planning fall unit studies! Unit studies are a great way to incorporate various subjects into one project or theme.

They’re perfect for school, homeschooling, or even just for fun! There are so many fun activities, books, and crafts that go along with the season. Below are a few ideas to get you started.

Children’s Books For Fall

What better way to start the fall season than by reading some fun, fall-themed books with your kids? Not only is reading a great way to spend time with your children, but it also has a number of benefits for their development.

Reading aloud to children helps to develop their language skills, improve their literacy skills, and increase their attention span. Additionally, reading together can foster a love of learning in children and instill a sense of joy in the act of reading itself!

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?!

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Fall Art & Crafts For Kids

Fall is a great time to for kids to get crafty! Not only are the colors and textures of leaves and pumpkins perfect for art projects, but the cooler weather makes it more comfortable to spend time indoors.

And there are so many benefits to crafting with your kids. It’s a great opportunity to bond and spend quality time together. It also helps to improve fine motor skills, stimulate creativity, and encourage problem solving.

So next time you’re planning your children’s unit study, be sure to add some of these fun fall crafts into the mix!

Owl Art For Kids – Fall is a great time to introduce kids to watercolors with this easy owl project. The colorful leaves and autumn scenery provide a beautiful backdrop for their paintings. This project is perfect for kids of all ages, and it’s a great way to get them excited about painting with watercolors.

Paper Bag Apple Craft – It’s fall, which means it’s time for apple picking! This apple craft is the perfect way for kids to pretend they’re at the apple orchard. Just grab some brown paper bags, paper, and a few other supplies, and you’re ready to go.

fall crafts for kids image collage

Popsicle Stick Pumpkin Craft – Fall is the time of year for pumpkin spice, cozy sweaters, and of course, pumpkins! This pumpkin craft is the perfect way to get your little ones into the fall spirit. Not only is it cute and festive, but it’s also a great way to work on hand-eye coordination through painting, cutting, and gluing.

Handprint Acorn Craft – Fall is a great time to go on nature walks and explore the changing leaves and acorns. When you want to bring the outdoors inside, this paper handprint acorn craft is a fun and easy way for kids to make their own keepsake of fall.

hand holding yarn apple craft

Fall Activities For Kids

Autumn is a wonderful time of year, and these fall pattern block mats are the perfect way for kids to celebrate the season. Pattern blocks are a great way to develop fine motor skills, and these fall pattern block mats feature a variety of fall-themed designs. Whether your child is working on an autumn tree or a pumpkin patch, they’ll be improving their hand-eye coordination and problem-solving skills. And they’ll have fun doing it!

Scarecrows are a fun fall icon, and these printable scarecrow worksheets for kids are a great way to get kids excited about the autumn season. These worksheets help kids with scissor practice and fine motor skills, plus handwriting and letter recognition. And best of all, they’re free!

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These fall color by sight word printables are a great way for kids to learn their sight words while having fun. Each printable has a different list of sight words, and kids can color the pictures by the words. The printables are also great for review, as kids can keep coloring them until they know all the words.

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Yarn Apple Craft For Kids

Prep Time: 8 minutes
Active Time: 20 minutes
Drying Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 38 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

Fall is a great time to do some fun crafts with the kids, and this yarn apple craft is a perfect project for little ones. This project allows kids to paint, cut, glue, and wrap - all activities that are great for fine motor practice.

Materials

  • Thin cardboard from cereal or tissue box
  • Paint (we used acrylic paint)
  • Paintbrush
  • Yarn
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Pencil
  • Tape
  • Colored cardstock or construction paper
  • Apple template

Instructions

  1. Download the apple template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
  2. Place the apple template on the cardboard, trace it, and cut it out.
  3. Paint the apple in 1-2 thin coats of green or red paint. Let dry completely before moving on.
  4. Begin by gluing the stem to the top and back of the apple.
  5. Next, tape one end of the yarn to the back of the apple.
  6. Wrap the yarn around the apple in all directions as much or as little as you want. When you're done, tape the other end of the yarn to the back of the apple and cut off the yarn.
  7. Flip the apple to the front side and glue the eyes near the top of the apple.
  8. Create the apple's mouth by gluing the tongue to the mouth. Trim off any excess paper.
  9. Finish by gluing the mouth in the middle of the apple, just below the mouth.

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