Crafty Kids: Back to School Apples!

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IMG_1767Whether your children head back to school this week, or are already attending classes, this craft is sure to make it feel like September. Nothing says ‘Back to School’ and provides the feeling of fall more than apples!

Here’s what you’ll need:


  • clear glue
  • paint brush
  • clear plastic lids
  • hole punch
  • white, red or green tissue paper
  • stem with leaves (or use a brown pipe cleaner and green tissue paper cut into a leaf shape)
  • apple seeds (or brown paper cut into seed shapes)


Day 1IMG_1732
Glue seed to inside of lid. Looks like a petri dish. Have kids arrange seeds using a toothpick.
Let dry overnight.
Adult prep: Determine top of apple and punch hole as far away from outside edge as possible.
Day 2
Rip tissue paper into small pieces.
Glue white tissue paper on inside of lid. Overlap paper for good coverage.
IMG_1764Easiest method. Squirt glue all over lid. Spread it with a paint brush. Lay pieces of tissue on top. Brush with a bit more glue on top. This way fingers should stay clean.
Rip green or red tissue into thin strips. Add glue around inside edge. Place tissue down and using the paint brush – gently push and coax paper into place. Children will need an adult to demonstrate how to do this. It doesn’t need to be perfect. It actually looks better the less precise it is. Let dry.
Adult prep: Glue stems into holes. A glue gun is probably the fastest. Older kids can glue the stem into place when gluing the tissue on by laying pieces of tissue over stem like bandages to secure.
They make great sun catchers too! Tie a thread or ribbon through the hole so kids can hang them from a window.
Thank you, 4 Crazy Kings, for this adorable idea!

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