When it comes to toddlers, a great way to keep them entertained and engaged is with a good craft. And what could be better than an apple craft for preschoolers? Perfect for autumn and apple season, fun apple crafts provide seasonal context too. This article will explore the benefits of crafts for toddlers and give you some ideas for easy apple crafts you can do with your preschooler at home.
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- Cork and Button Apple Trees
- Egg Carton Apple Trees
- Paper Plate Apple Pies
- Wooden Block Apples
- Paper Plate Apples
- Apple Painted Rocks
- Paper Bag Apples
- Adorable Paper Plate Apples
- Taste Safe Apple Play Dough
- Tissue Paper Apples
- Homemade Suncatchers
- Apple Core Craft
- Stamped Apple Basket
- Apple Pop Painting
- Disney Poison Apples
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Why You Should Craft with Your Kids
Crafting with children is a great way to teach them how to be creative and imaginative. It also helps them develop their fine motor skills, self-confidence, and problem-solving skills, all through the medium of play.
Crafting is the perfect activity for parents who want to spend quality time with their kids but don't know what to do. There are so many crafts that can be done at home that are inexpensive and easy for kids of all ages. Below you will find tutorials for lots of apple themed crafts for preschoolers that are easy to follow and perfect for you to set up and play with your child one rainy afternoon.
Cork and Button Apple Trees
by Sweet Silly Sara
Grab some paint, a cork and a few buttons to make this really lovely process art project that is perfect for fall! You are likely to have everything you need for this craft hanging around the house and you will create gorgeous pictures to put on the fridge.
Egg Carton Apple Trees
by Taming Little Monsters
Another one for the apple tree crafts ideas is this egg carton apple tree. Don’t toss your egg cartons or fruit / yoghurt pouch lids! Save them to recreate this adorable apple tree which you can then use as a counting tool! You've got to love a craft made out of recycled materials too.
Paper Plate Apple Pies
by A Little Pinch of Perfect
Let little hands make some cutie pies for their dramatic play sessions! This paper plate apple craft uses real apples as stamps and once your apple prints are dry you can play cafes / bakers with them - so much fun! Stamping with their own apple is an easy crafts for toddlers and a fun way to use any apples that have gone past their best.
Wooden Block Apples
by Sustain My Craft Habit
Upcycle scrap wood to make these sweet apple blocks. These would be good for pretend play food OR as a decoration! These look quite picture perfect so this is a great craft for older children, arty crafty kids, or for you to make your own alongside your toddler, and even gift them as non-toy gifts.
Paper Plate Apples
by Mom Brite
These paper plate apples are easy and cute for a fun craft session for little hands. Made using scrap red paper and paper plates, your preschooler will love cutting out the paper and sticking it down - another paper plate crafts which works well on developing their fine motor skills.
Apple Painted Rocks
by Homemade Heather
Spread cheer this fall with a fun painted rock project. These would be lots of fun to hide and share or to add a handmade touch to your decor. This is a craft that would work well for all ages, the older the child is, the more sophisticated their apple design could be.
Paper Bag Apples
by Mom Wife Busy Life
If you have some paint and a paper bag, you are in business to make this easy and fun craft for fall - and look how effective it is! A really simple apple craft for the fall season.
Adorable Paper Plate Apples
by The Printables Fairy
These paper plate apples have a cute apple face that will appeal to little crafters. These are so cute! This is a fabulous sticking activity that is suitable for younger toddlers too. One of the easiest fall crafts for little ones to do.
Taste Safe Apple Play Dough
by Crayons and Cravings
Homemade play dough is always fun, but this is a total sensory experience with flavour and scent! I love how they use leaves and sticks foraged from nature, such a fabulous craft idea and rolling the play dough into balls is great exercise for little hands. Set this up in a sensory bin as an invitation to play - a fantastic apple craft your toddler will love.
Tissue Paper Apples
by Kids Activities Blog
This craft is fun and it will keep little hands busy for a while. Pull this idea out on a rainy day! Your little one will love scrunching the tissue paper into small balls and you can help them to glue them to a cardboard apple shape - just a dab of glue will do.
by Crafts by Amanda
This is perfect for toddlers as it is super simple, and the results will look great on your windows, especially with the autumn sunshine beaming on them.
Apple Core Craft
by Simple Everyday Mom
Pair this craft with an apple snack for a fun afternoon with little artists! Again this is a cutting and sticking activity which will strengthen those little hands.
Stamped Apple Basket
by Simply Full of Delight
Apple stamping is just the thing to do when you have a few bruised apples in your bushel. This tutorial includes a free printable which your little one can colour in too.
Apple Pop Painting
by Messy Little Monster
Give craft time Andy Warhol vibes with this colourful and visually stunning project. A great one to put up on the playroom walls for the season.
Disney Poison Apples
by The Inspiration Edit
Disney fans and older kids are going to “die” for this fun printable activity, that makes the cutest poisoned apples ever! An apple theme fun hanging halloween decoration too!
I hope that you enjoyed this apple crafts for preschoolers post and it has given you the best ideas and inspiration. It's truly amazing how many different ways you can use the humble apple in craft! Share these great apple craft ideas with your friends and Pin it for later...
Many of the items that you need for these crafts you will find in your craft cupboard if you have kept it well stocked. Here are some craft supplies that you might want to buy though to get you through this time of year...
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