Fall Apple Craft
Fall Crafts are always a hit for little ones in daycare centers
and schools! This one is sure to meet those standards and will be an easy
project for children to complete. These are the steps to a simple yet creative
craft that will turn a plate into an apple. This fall craft is great for
practicing cutting skills and learning how to use scissors.
scissors, crayons or paint
glue, string (optional)
First off, you will need a plate. A plain,
white, paper plate would work best. You can choose which size you would like
according to how big you want your apple to be.
1. Begin by cutting off the outer edges of your plate that are
across from one another. If you were looking at a clock you would be cutting
off the sides for 3 and 6. You will want to cut them into a C shape to make
the plate resemble the core of an apple. You can mark these ahead of time to
give students lines to follow while cutting or you can let them do it on their
own. Allowing them to do it themselves will make their apples look a little
more unique and provide them with practice for using scissors.
2. Now its time to get out the crayons or paint! Color or
paint the plate to make it resemble an apple. Kids can get creative here and do
red apples, green apples or maybe even a crazy colored apple. They can even add
seeds or buttons
for decoration if they would like! Take the pieces of plate that we cut off
earlier and color or paint them green. These will be the leaves for our apple.
3.When everyone has finished coloring their apple and leaves, you
are ready to glue the
leaves onto the apple. This will go on the top middle of your apple. You will
also want to add a looped piece of string to this area on the back. Simply
cross the string in the shape of a raindrop. The string will act as the stem as
well as a hanger so you can display your apple. Dont forget to write your name
on the back!
All done! There you have it; A fun and simple fall craft that your little
ones are sure to enjoy.
There are numerous crafts that can be made using foam bowls. The two I have listed here are especially for toddlers and preschoolers, making them great crafts for home, child care centers, and parties. These two are fun for any time of the year.
Funny Bowl Hat
1 12 oz foam bowl
3 different colors of childrens paints
3 child-size paint brushes
1 thick glue
10 assorted buttons
Scraps of fabric
Scraps of fabric trim
Step 1 Place 12 oz foam bowl upside down on newspaper or old shower curtain to protect surface.
Step 2 Paint outside only of bowl; let dry.
Step 3 Using glue, place buttons, fabric, fabric trim and feathers randomly on top and sides of bowl; let dry completely. Enjoy the funny hat!
2 12 oz foam bowls
1 thick glue
1 ballpoint pen
1 36-48 length of ½ wide ribbon
4 7 strips of ½ wide brown construction paper
2 new, unsharpened pencils
Step 1 Place 1 12 oz foam bowl right side up on table; put glue all around top edge and place the second bowl upside down, pressing edges together tightly. Let dry completely.
Step 2 Using ballpoint pen, have an adult make one hole in edge and a second hole in edge on opposite side. Thread ribbon through 1 hole, tying it in a large knot to secure and thread the other end through the opposite hole, tying it in a large knot as well. The side without the knots is now the top of drum.
Step 3 Glue the 4 strips of construction paper in a crisscross pattern on top bowl.
Step 4 Use the new, unsharpened pencils as drumsticks and have fun!
You can create seasonal crafts with bowls, too! Order your 12 oz foam bowls in bulk!
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