Monday, August 2

Back to School Red Apple Crafts for Kids

Apples have been a powerful symbol of knowledge and education for hundreds of years.  Did you know that in the 1700s and 1800s poor families would give bushels of apples to teachers to pay for their children's education?  It's true.  Since then, apples and schools have always gone together.  It's also why we say an apple for the teacher.

The apple crafts featured in this round-up were created by moms and teachers from all over the internet. If you see a craft in this post that you'd like to try at home or at school, click on its link and head to its original website for material lists, directions, photos, etc. There are lots of cute activities in this post, so let's dive right in!

A round up of 15 red apple crafts for kids. Crafts include: Paper plate apples. Handprint apples. Quilling apples. Tissue paper apples. Apple picture frames. PreK-3rd grade.



Bulletin Board Displays


🍎 Paper plate crafts are fun to make! Create this back-to-school apple paper plate craft by Brittany from Mom. Wife. Busy Life.

Back to School Apple Paper Plate Craft by Mom. Wife. Busy Life.


🍎 Sam from Simple Everyday Mom loves fall and making papercrafts with her children. She combined them together in this handprint apple tree craft!

Handprint Apple Tree Craft by Simple Everyday Mom


🍎 Angela from Projects with Kids and her eight-year-old daughter recently learned about paper quilling and made these 3D quilled apples.  Once her daughter got the hang of quilling, she was able to complete her apple on her own.

Easy Paper Quilling Apple Craft by Projects With Kids


🍎 Selena from Look! We're Learning!'s favorite season is fall.  The red apples in fall are the inspiration for her coffee filter apple craft.

Coffee Filter Apple Craft by Look! We're Learning!


🍎 This tissue paper apple craft by Tara from Homeschool Preschool is perfect for back to school.  Your children will love displaying these apples in the fall!

Tissue Paper Apple Craft by Homeschool Preschool


🍎 Shikha from the Joy of Sharing uses old newspapers and magazines to make these handprint apple trees with her children.  Upcycling materials like this is a great way to reduce waste and help our environment.

Handprint Apple Tree Craft by The Joy of Sharing



Window Decorations


🍎 Put together these apple suncatchers by Sheryl from Teaching 2 and 3 Year Olds.  These apples will look great in the window! Comes with a free apple printable template.

Apple Suncatcher Craft by Teaching 2 and 3 Year Olds


🍎 Decorate your classroom window with these popsicle stick apples by Karen from When Is Dinner. This craft can be a fun way to work on shapes, colors, cutting and counting.  
 
Popsicle Stick Apples by When Is Dinner


🍎 Deirdre from JDaniel4's Mom's multimedia paper plate craft would look great in a sunny window. While this apple craft could be simplified so that preschoolers could make it, it was designed for grade school-age children.

Apple Craft That Works on Fine Motor Skills by JDaniel4's Mom



Banners and Garlands for the Ceiling


🍎 This yarn apple garland by Maggy from Red Ted Art is a cute craft for kids of all ages.  It's great for fine motor skills, wonderfully tactile, and fun to decorate with!




Picture Frames for Home or School


🍎 Make your little student going back to school the apple of your eye with this adorable paper plate apple photo frame by Crystal from Our Kid Things! This is such a great way to commemorate the new school year.

Paper Plate Apple Frame by Our Kid Things


🍎 Crystal from Our Kid Things also made these apple-themed photo frames with her children. These frames are simple to make with just a few cuts and folds. Depending on the paper used, they can be glue-free.

Apple Paper Photo Frames by Our Kid Things



Shelf and Table Top Displays


🍎 Betty from Mombrite made these paper apples with her children.  She loved how this craft gave her children a different perspective on apples since it is a 3-dimensional activity.

3D Paper Apples by Mombrite


🍎 Combine nature and fall crafts to create this adorable pinecone apple by Stef from Non-Toy Gifts. A simple idea to celebrate the season with kids of all ages.

Pinecone Apples by Non-Toy Gifts


🍎 Fill your classroom with a fall-themed craft like this paper bag apple craft by Jennifer from A Little Glue Will Do. While making this easy-to-make craft, children will work on developing their fine motor skills and hand muscle strength.

Paper Bag Apple Craft by A Little Glue Will Do



What other apple craft ideas for the beginning of the school year do you have?  What age groups would you recommend them for?  Share your ideas in the comments below!
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