Kids will have fun celebrating September with this super cute and easy apple craft for toddlers, preschoolers, and kindergartners. This paper plate apple core craft helps improve fine motor skills and makes a fun activity for an apple theme.
Paper Plate Apple Core Craft
Nothing says September like apples! We love making lots of apple crafts, apple learning activities, and apple baking during the month. This super cute and simple Paper Plate Apple Core Craft is a fun project to do with toddler, preschool, pre k, kindergarten, and grade 1 as it works at improving fine motor skills, pincher grasp, and coordination while creating a beautiful September craft for kids!
We planned on making just red apple cores, but my son wanted to make a green one (his favorite) so we made green as well! I think they both turned out very cute.
Apple Core Craft
I love making crafts for kids using things I have have on hand; I don’t have time to run to the store for fancy craft supplies. So we used one of our paper plate craft ideas to whip this fun apple crafts for kids using these common materials:
- paper plate
- red, green, brown, and black construction paper
Apple Crafts for Preschoolers
To get the apple core craft ready for the kids, I cut the sides of the paper plate off using curved lines to make an apple core shape.
Preschool Apple Crafts
I also cut out leaf and stem shapes with green and brown paper.
Next, I had the kids help tear pieces of construction paper. We tore a lot of red and green paper pieces for the apple skin. We also made a few black pieces for the apple seeds.
Apple Activities for Preschool
Spread glue along the top and bottom of the apple core.
Add red torn paper pieces (or green if making a green apple) along the top and bottom of the apple core to make the apple skin.
Apple Crafts for Toddlers
Add a few glue dots to the center of the apple core and glue black paper pieces to it. These are the apple seeds.
Glue the leaf and stem shapes to the top of the apple. Let dry, and your apple core is complete!
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