When my mom married my dad she was an inexperienced cook. …Well, to be honest she didn’t know how to cook at all and this is uncommon for a Romanian woman. Luckily for her, my father knew his way around a kitchen and guided her through the first cooking steps. She soon took over the kitchen but there were still some dishes left for my dad to master on his own. Take baked apples, for instance. Every fall my dad was in charge of this delicious dessert that I could hardly wait to try. He mastered the recipe to perfection and it was a treat I was always looking forward to.
Sometimes when I see, pick or craft apples, I become nostalgic about my dad’s baked apples. Too bad my parents live an ocean away from us and I can’t taste them anymore.
Do apples trigger any memories from your childhood?
Anyway, now it is our turn, as parents, to create beautiful apple memories for our children. If you are here, it means that you enjoy crafting with your little one so let’s get down to business and get our hands busy with this egg carton apple craft. But before I start, let me share with you the link to all our apple crafts – check it out for more interesting crafts that use recyclable items and natural materials.
Simple egg carton apple craft for kids
Materials: egg carton, red paint, glue, small stick, green card stock
Step 1: Cut out two cups from an egg carton.
Step 2: Paint them red.
Step 3: Insert a stick through one of the egg carton cups.
Step 4: Glue the two cups together.
Step 5: Cut out a leaf from green card stock, construction paper or felt and glue it to the stick.
I was getting ready to throw the rest of the egg carton away when I realized that I could still use it to make an apple core.
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- No fall without a scarecrow! Check out this simple paper roll scarecrow craft.