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Shape apple craft for kids

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Looking for a fun as well as educational fall craft for kids? This shape apple craft combines creativity with geometry. Young kids will practice their fine motor skills and learn about shapes. Win-win!

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My youngest had a whole year to notice his older brother come home from Kindergarten with projects he had done with his teacher and classmates. Now, it’s his turn to be a kindergartner and after the second day he told me kind of disappointed: “Mom, I’m not learning anything. We color, listen to books, go to recess and have lunch.” He’ll get homework soon, I’m sure. And then, I hope he will find it as fun and challenging as his brother did last year.

I love when teachers make learning exciting for their students. I like to think of this shape apple craft as a fun learning tool. Apples are great September or October classroom crafts. Our craft not only offers a fun back to school craft idea but combines it with shape learning or reviewing.

Toddlers and preschoolers will get a chance to use their scissors cutting skills and get familiar with a few shapes: circle, rectangle and triangle.

For a more detailed shape apple craft, check out this shape apple mix and match idea. It not only uses more shapes but it also has a writing element included.

Shape apple keepsake craft

By using fingerprints for the seeds, this craft becomes a darling keepsake. You can have the kids sign their name and/or year on the apples, too.

For more craft ideas, check out our collection of 100+ easy crafts for kids.

Shape apple craft for kids

Shape apple craft

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How to make a shape apple craft

The template contains two versions: one home version, when you get to craft with one or two kids and a classroom version, that makes it easier when crafting with several kids. Go ahead and print either the home or classroom version of the template and let’s get crafting.

You can also draw your own shapes for the apple. Help your kids look for round household items, like lids or plates, to use for the craft. Now it’s a good opportunity to talk about sizes and compare the two circles. Which one is bigger? Which is smaller?

Step by step directions for home crafting

Print the home version of the template and cut out the shapes.

Shapes

Trace the shapes on corresponding colored paper and cut them out. You will need: 1 small white circle, 1 big red circle, 1 brown rectangle and 1 green triangle.

Circles

Glue the white circle in the middle of the red circle.

Apple stem

Add the brown rectangle to the back of the red circle.

Apple leaf

Glue the green triangle onto the brown rectangle.

Fingerprint seeds

Pour a little black paint on a small container (like a paper plate) and have your kid make fingerprint seeds.

Step by step directions for classroom crafting

Print the classroom version of the template on corresponding colored paper. The big circle needs to be printed on red paper, the small circles on white paper, the rectangles on brown paper and the triangles on green paper.

To make an apple, each student needs to cut out 1 small white circle, 1 big red circle, 1 brown rectangle and 1 green triangle.

Glue the white circle in the middle of the red circle.

Add the brown rectangle to the back of the red circle.

Glue the green triangle onto the brown rectangle.

Pour black paint on a small container (like a paper plate) and have the kids make fingerprint seeds.

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