This paper plate apple craft for preschoolers is simple, easy to throw together with materials you probably already have, and it will help your child work on their fine motor skills, artistic ability, and cutting/gluing skills!
While putting together our apple unit this year, I wanted to add a few crafts and activities that were low-prep. Where to turn to other than Pinterest? While searching through their endless ideas on all things apple, I came across several variations of this easy apple craft.
Back when I was a preschool teacher, I remember “cut, tear, and glue” art projects being super popular. Not only are they super fun for the kids, they take absolutely no prep for the teachers!
That’s right folks. All I did to prepare for this apple craft, was write the idea down in our homeschool planner.
While you’re planning your Apple theme:
- Check out my Apple Unit here. (Use code APPLE25 for 25% off) If you join my Preschool Program Membership, you’ll get a major discount on all past Unit Studies, and 2 brand new units included each month!
- Here are 25 Apple Activities for your Preschooler’s Apple theme!
- Here are 25 Apple Crafts and Art Projects for Preschoolers
- Here’s a list of 16 super cute Apple-Themed Snacks for your Preschooler.
- Here’s a list of Apple Books for your Apple Unit Study.
- Here are some Apple Recipes to make with/for your kids.
Other Apple Activities We’ve Done at the Moore Homestead:
- Wash the Apples Activity
- Anatomy of an Apple
- DIY Apple Pie Moon Sand
- Apple Play Dough Invitation to Play
Paper Plate Apple Craft
All I did for this craft was pull out red, black, and green construction paper. I quickly cut out 2 stems and 2 leaves, and glued them to 2 different paper plates.
I usually make 2 of every craft: one to show my son what we’re going for, and one for him to complete on his own.
If your child is more advanced, you might ask them to cut out the leaves and stems themselves!
From there, you can show them how to rip and cut pieces of construction paper and glue them onto the paper plate.
To make things easier, I went ahead and added glue all over the paper plate, so my son could easily stick the pieces of paper on.
This is a very short and sweet post, but I hope it helped inspire you for your preschooler’s Apple unit!