Today we are sharing a fun Apple Core Paper Plate Craft! This craft uses simple supplies you might already have around the house. We love doing paper plate crafts because we often have them on hand and they are easy to get out in a snap to do a craft. This activity is great for preschoolers and kindergartners because of all of the fine-motor work involved. My toddler loved it too!
Apple Core Craft
Tearing up pieces of paper is great way to practice fine motor skills, along with the pinching and sticking that gluing pieces on the plate. My kids think it’s a lot of fun to tear up paper and make something out of it. And they will love making this beautiful Apple Core Paper Plate Craft.
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.
Paper Plate Craft Ideas
- paper plate
- red, green, brown, and black construction paper
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!