This Tissue Paper Plate Apple Craft is a fun way to celebrate fall with your kids! It’s also great for teacher appreciation week or back-to-school!
We’re glad that the days are finally cooling down and that means it’s time for both back-to-school and the fall season!!
What’s your favorite part of fall? We like the cooler weather, big piles of leaves, harvest festivals and apple picking! And then, of course, that apple picking leads to all kinds of yummy apple treats!
To celebrate those fall apples, we have have this fun Tissue Paper Plate Apple Craft!
This apple craft is easy to do and so much fun. For younger kids, you can help by cutting the tissue paper squares to get them started. All the kids, whether big or small, will have a blast dipping the tissue squares into glue and smooshing them onto the paper plate.
And while we specifically created the craft to celebrate fall, it also makes a fun teacher appreciation gift since we know apples are a traditional gift for teachers! (We suggest making it an extra-nice gift by taping a gift card on the back!)
If making apples as a classroom project, create a tree trunk out of brown construction paper and tape to the bottom of the wall. Add circles of green construction paper to the top of the trunk as leaves (or if you’re ambitious cut out leaf shapes.) Then decorate the top of the trunk with all of the apples to create your own student apple tree!
For another fun apple craft you can make these Melted Bead Suncatchers to make a pretty apple to hang in the window.
Chenille Stems/Pipe Cleaners, GreenSolid Color Tissue Sheets, RedElmer’s Liquid School GlueHole Punch Tool
Tissue Paper Plate Apple Craft
Small paper plate
Green pipe cleaner
Red tissue paper
Elmer’s glue (or any liquid glue will do)
How to Make the Tissue Paper Apple:
1. Punch a hole in the top of your paper plate, slide a green pipe cleaner through. Twist and wrap the pipe cleaner around your pinky finger to create spirals.
2. Squeeze a little glue onto an extra paper plate.
3. Cut the tissue paper into lots of 2×2″ squares (or around that size, they don’t need to be perfect!)
4. Wrap one tissue paper square at a time around the eraser tip of the pencil.
5. Dab the bottom of the square in glue.
6. Press your pencil (with tissue attached) onto the apple paper plate.
7. Repeat steps 4-6 until the plate is filled with tissue.
8. Let your apple dry, and display proudly, because come on – How cute are these?!?!?
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Julie Waldron says
This looks like a fun and cute fall craft for any age.
Katie Miller says
I love the idea of an apple tree for a classroom. my grandma is a preschool teacher and is always looking for classroom design ideas.
Lesley F says
I pretty much love everything about fall! This is a cute craft that my granddaughter would love to do
Marisela Zuniga says
Thanks for sharing, i’m always looking for new crafts to do with my son
Bernie Wallace says
This is a cute idea. It would make a great gift to give to a teacher. Thanks for sharing.
kathy pease says
This is so cute and I will have to make a few with my granddaughter
Janet W. says
This is cute and easy to make! Fun craft idea!
Antoinette M says
Such a fun and cute craft for the kids!
Christina Gould says
That is so bright and lovely. I’d love to try it myself. Thanks for sharing!
Marisela Zuniga says
This is a great idea, my son will enjoy this craft
We received an origami book for kids and have been making something new every night. This will be a great break yet still on the same subject. Thank you for this great idea!
I forgot to mention that both the kids are in school and I want them to give it to their teachers!
Vickie L Couturier says
my grandkids want to make this but use orange and make pumpkins
Sandy Klocinski says
This is awesome! Perfect fall craft. Thanks for sharing
Tracie Cooper says
I would love to make this with my niece! She loves tissue paper crafts!
kathy pease says
This would be so fun to make with my granddaughter 🙂
Brandon Sparks says
I am really looking forward to doing this with my daughter. It will be so fun to do together.. Thanks..
John Smith says
This seems like an excellent use of tissue paper for apple-oriented artists!
Pam Flynn says
Tissue Paper crafts are so much fun and this would be a great way to start the conversation of gravity with my granddaughter.
Saundra Bowers says
I loved this craft when I was a kid. I have passed it on to my kids and now grandkids. We have made different shapes and used them for ornaments.
Sue E says
This is an amazing craft that kids could make. After this lockdown, the kids could give these to their teachers as an appreciative Apple 🍎 for all they do! Pin worthy. Thank you for sharing!