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COLOR CHANGING APPLE CRAFT

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Some apples are red, others are yellow, green or pink. Most of them have a sweet taste but some can be super tart. There are so many types of apples that we have decided to add our own hybrid fruit to the mix and create a color changing apple craft.

Color changing apple craft kids

We love a good interactive craft and this apple is the perfect addition to your list of fall crafts for kids.

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Paper plate apple craft

When it comes to apples, my oldest is very specific to what type he’s willing to eat: honeycrisp. There were times when we ran out of honeycrisp and I tried to trick him into trying another apples. He was immediately on to me. I couldn’t fool him one bit.

It was only last fall, when he went on a field trip to an apple orchard, where they tried red delicious and Granny Smith apples, that he deviated for a while from his regular honeycrip eating habit.

Easy fall apple craft kids

Ok, enough with my family’s apple preferences, let’s get back to our color changing apple craft.

The inspiration for our apple came from a leaf craft we created last year. It was a color changing leaf that became pretty popular with our readers. So I decided to create another fall interactive craft.

With several color options, apples seemed the perfect candidate.

Besides, we are big fans of paper plate crafts. We always have paper plates around the house to use them for any idea we may have.

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Because we love easy crafts for kids, I created a printable template for you. I did it also because the first apple I drew on the paper plate, proved to be bigger than needed. So I had to grab another paper plate and start over.

I don’t want you to spend time figuring out the perfect apple size. You can just use the apple printable template at the end of the article.

COLOR CHANGING APPLE CRAFT VARIATIONS

  1. Instead of splitting the paper plate in 3 and color each part a different color, you can let your kid mix up the colors.
  2. Young kids won’t be able to paint the paper plate and keep the colors from not mixing up on the separating lines. They can use markers or crayons instead.
  3. Draw 2 or 3 apples on the front paper plate.

Color changing apple craft

Color changing paper plate apple craft

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How to make a color changing apple craft

paper plate - 3 colors

Start by dividing one of the paper plates in 3 equal parts and paint each part in one of these colors: green, red and yellow.

Young kids can use markers or crayons instead.

Download the apple template (find it at the end of the article), cut out the apple shape and draw it on the second paper plate.

paper plate apple

Cut out the apple shape on the paper plate. You can let the kids use scissors but as the shape is rather small, they can get frustrated. Instead you can use a craft knife to do the cutting yourself. Note: Don’t let your kid handle the craft knife. They are very sharp.

Trace the apple stem on brown paper and cut it out. Trace the leaf on green paper and cut it out.

apple with stem and leaf

Glue the stem and leaf onto the second paper plate, above the apple shape.

poke the paper plate

Divide the back of one of the paper plates into four parts by drawing crossing lines on the plate with a pencil. Use the pencil to poke a small hole where the lines meet in the middle.

hole in paper plates

Place the other paper plate underneath the plate with a hole and mark with a pencil the middle of the second plate. Poke a hole in the middle of the second plate, too.

Place the paper plate with the apple on top of the colored plate.

Use a brass fastener to attached the two paper plates together. If you don’t have any brass fastener don’t worry. A sew-on snap will work just fine.

Color changing apple craft

Color changing apple craft

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Active Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

Make a beautiful color changing apple craft with your kids this fall. An easy interactive craft, that kids can play with. Use paper plates and the printable template.

Materials

  • Apple template - find it at the end of the article
  • Two paper pates
  • Paint: green, red and yellow
  • Construction paper: green and brown

Tools

  • Scissors or craft knife (adult only)
  • Paper brass fastener
  • Pencil
  • Paintbrush

Instructions

  1. Start by dividing one of the paper plates in 3 equal parts and paint each part in one of these colors: green, red and yellow. Young kids can use markers or crayons instead.
  2. Download the apple template (find it at the end of the article), cut out the apple shape and draw it on the second paper plate.
  3. t out the apple shape on the paper plate. You can let the kids use scissors but as the shape is rather small, they can get frustrated. Instead you can use a craft knife to do the cutting yourself. Note: Don't let your kid handle the craft knife. They are very sharp.
  4. Trace the apple stem on brown paper and cut it out. Trace the leaf on green paper and cut it out.
  5. Glue the stem and leaf onto the second paper plate, above the apple shape.
  6. Divide the back of one of the paper plates into four parts by drawing crossing lines on the plate with a pencil. Use the pencil to poke a small hole where the lines meet in the middle.
  7. Place the other paper plate underneath the plate with a hole and mark with a pencil the middle of the second plate. Poke a hole in the middle of the second plate, too.
  8. Place the paper plate with the apple on top of the colored plate.
  9. Use a brass fastener to attached the two paper plates together. If you don’t have any brass fastener don’t worry. A sew-on snap will work just fine.

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