Thursday, September 7, 2017

Apple Squares Craft for Kids!



Here it is! The last of our apple crafts for the Back to School season!
This one is was so fun and easy. My little 3 year old loved going all around the apple shape gluing all the squares on. And the prep is a piece of cake.
Or pie.
Apple Pie that is. :)

check it out!

Supplies:
  • Construction Paper (white, red, brown, green)
  • Scissors
  • Glue

How to Make it:
  1. Fold a white paper in half and cut out a "D" shape. Then cut a smaller "D" shape inside that. Then you've got the Apple shape for this craft, and the smaller white apple shape can be saved and used for THIS CUTE GREEN APPLE CRAFT!
  2. Cut out red strips of paper, about 1" thick.
  3. Then cut these into squares.
  4. Put glue on the white apple shape and let your child place all the squares on the glue!
  5. When it's dry, cut out a brown stem and a green leaf, and glue them on.



All done!
Happy Back to School Year!


Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Zig Zag Green Apple Craft for Kids



We've had SO much fun getting in the Back-to-School groove with all our super easy apple crafts! 
And this one was an especially big hit with my little 3 year old!
Check it out!

Supplies:
  • Construction Paper (Green, White, Brown)
  • Scissors
  • Glue

How to Make it:
  1. Fold the white paper in half and cut out a "D" shape. Unfold it and there's your apple!
  2. Cut out strips of green paper, however wide you want!
  3. Help your child fold the strips using the "accordion fold" technique.
  4. Cut out a brown stem, and a green leaf.
  5. Put glue on the white apple shape, and have your child place the folded strips of paper on the apple from top to bottom.
  6. Let it dry, then trim the green papers that hang over the apple shape, so the edges are nice and even.
  7. Add the stem and leaf. 



All done!
The design looks really cool with all the zig-zag folds of the paper.



And this is a great craft to hang up on your wall!


Thursday, August 24, 2017

Layered Apple Craft for Kids!



Back to School season is such a fun time to do crafts! All the school supplies and art & craft supplies on sale are a great time to get inspired and excited about crafting with kids! 
Here is a super fun and easy apple craft you can make with your kids. Check it out!

Supplies:
  • Construction Paper (red, green, brown)
  • Scissors
  • Glue


How to Make it:
  1. Using the red paper, cut out 2 apple shapes of the same size. Set one aside.
  2. With the other apple shape, fold it in half and cut 3-4 layers, going from big to small.
  3. Take one cut out at a time and scrunch it up with your hands, careful not to rip it. This will give some cool dimension to the craft.
  4. Then take each of the apple layers and glue them onto the flat apple shape from outside in.
  5. Glue on the stem and leaf.


All done! You can hang up this apple craft in your house as a fun decoration for back to school!




Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Pop Up Apple - Back to School craft for kids



Here is a SUPER EASY apple craft to celebrate the Back to School season with your kids.
All you need is paper, scissors and glue!

Supplies:
  • Construction Paper (red, green, brown)
  • scissors
  • glue


How to Make it:
  1. Fold 5-6 pieces of red construction paper in half and cut out apple shapes (like in this other super fun apple craft we did!)
  2. Cut out a brown stem, and a green leaf.
  3. Lay one of the apple shapes flat, and fold the rest.
  4. Glue the folded apple to the side of the flat apple that matches. Then take the next folded apple, and glue it to the back of that one.
  5. Glue the sides of these folded apples all together until you get to the last one, then glue that to the other half of the flat apple.
  6. Glue the stem and leaf on and you're all done!



This was so easy and the end result is an awesome 3-D apple! You can add as many layers of the apple as you want!



And here is another super fun apple craft we've done recently. 
Check it out!

http://www.littlefamilyfun.com/2017/08/simple-green-apple-craft-for-kids.html


Thursday, August 17, 2017

Simple Green Apple Craft for kids




Since "Back-to-School" time is in the air, apple crafts are everywhere!
At least around our house. We've been coming up with some super fun and cute apple crafts so stay tuned to see them all!
This one is especially fun and cute....and gets my mouth watering for a big juicy green apple!

PLUS it also functions as a fantastic and fun way to practice counting with your preschooler. LD(3yrs) surprised me with how quickly he caught on to counting all six of the black seeds inside this juicy apple craft.
So grab some paper, scissors and glue and have some fun!


Supplies:
  • Construction paper (green, white, brown, black)
  • Scissors
  • Glue

How to make it:
  1. Fold a white piece of paper in half and cut out an apple shape. Then cut the another smaller apple shape inside of that. (Put aside the bigger apple cut-out for the craft I'll be posting about tomorrow!)
  2. Fold the green paper in half and cut out a bigger apple shape than the white one.
  3. Glue the white apple onto the green apple.
  4. Cut out as many black apple seeds as you want your preschooler to practice counting and glue them on. Have them count as they put them on. Once they are all on, let them practice counting them again and again!
  5. Cut out a brown stem and a green leaf and glue them on the top.






All done!
We've got a lot more super fun crafts and activities that go well with the Back-to-School time of year. Check them out HERE.

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Happy Crafting!