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Shape Apple Mix and Match Craft

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A shape apple mix and match craft that combines fall crafting with math. Use several shapes: circle, oval, square, rectangle, triangle and hexagon to create some cute looking apples. Preschoolers will enjoy learning about different shapes while kindergartners and first graders will get a chance to review their shapes with this great back to school craft.

Shape apple mix and match craft

These shape apples are a great addition to our apple craft collection. While we created many paper plate apples (from our yarn weaving apple to the color changing apple) in the past, this fall we’re focusing more on paper apples.

Shape apple math craft and writing activity

Crafting with shapes is a favorite for us and our shape craft collection includes many craft ideas, from our popular shape Santa to the shape school bus card.

Math shape apple craft

Besides crafting with shapes, kids will also be able to collect data about the shapes they used, make shape graphs and write about their shape apples. The craft comes with four math and writing sheets.

Shape apple craft for preschoolers
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Shape apple mix and match craft


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How to use shapes to make the apples

The shape apple template comes with two versions:

1. home template – print the template, cut out the patterns and trace them on appropriate paper.

2. classroom template – print the pattern directly on colored paper and cut them out.

This way you can easily craft with just one or two kids as well as with a classroom full of students.

Step by step instructions for home crafting

Print the apple patterns on red paper and the last page of the home template on white paper. Use the eyes as is and trace the leaf pattern on green paper and the stem pattern on brown paper. 

To make  the shape apples, each student will need: 1 red apple, 2 eyes, 2 green leaf and 1 brown stem.

leaf and stem

Glue the leaf onto the stem.


Glue the stem and leaf to the top of the apple.


Add the eyes.

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