Paper Plate and Coffee Filter Apple Craft

Today we are sharing a cute Paper Plate and Coffee Filter Apple Craft. This craft uses simple supplies and a few easy steps to make an apple just in time for early Fall and the new school year. Kids can also learn about the parts of an apple as they put each part together!
Paper Plate and Coffee Filter Apple Craft

Paper Plate and Coffee Filter Apple Craft

This is such a cute, simple to make apple craft that kids from toddler, preschool, kindergarten, and first grade will love making in September!  You just need a few simple things.

red paper plate, coffee filter, green and brown construction paper, scissors and glue or tape

  • red paper plate, any size
  • coffee filter
  • glue
  • scissors
  • brown paper
  • green paper
  • black marker
cut the center out of the red paper plate

If making this craft with younger kids who aren't as confident using scissors, I suggest prepping these things before hand:

  • cut out the leaf from the green 
  • cut the stem shapes from the brown paper
  • cut the center out of the red paper plate to make the apple's skin (make sure the space you left can be covered by the size of coffee filter you have) - make sure  to leave the rim of the paper plate intact. 
glue the coffee filter to the red apple plate frame you created

Next, flip over the paper plate, and glue the coffee filter onto the backside.

The white coffee filter is the apple's flesh, the center is the core.

apple craft for september and back to school perfect for toddler, preschool, kindergarten, and first grade

After the coffee filter is secure, flip the plate back over and attach the stem using glue. Next, attach the leaf.


Next you will make the seeds. Use black marker to make small oval shapes around the center of the coffee filter.

Alternatively, you can use black pant and make a few finger prints. You can also use black paper to cut out small ovals and glue them to the center.

After your the glue dries, the paper plate apple craft is complete, ready to enjoy just in time for Fall!

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Emily formerly taught extra-curricular activities with elementary school children and now stays at home with her two young boys. She loves to get out exploring and learning alongside them. More about their adventures and activities can be found at To be A Kid Again, where Emily shares hands-on learning ideas, crafts, family fun, and more. You can also find To be a Kid Again on FacebookPinterestInstagram, and Google+
Beth Gorden
Beth Gorden

Beth Gorden is a homeschooling mother of six who strives to enjoy every moment with her kids through hands-on learning, crafts, new experiences, and lots of playing together. Beth is also the creator and author of 123 Homeschool 4 Me where she shares 1000+ free printables, creative homeschool lessons, crafts, and other fun ideas to help preschool and homeschooling families have fun while learning and exploring together.