September is here! It's apple season, and are looking for apple arts and craft preschool ideas? You’re in the right place! We have a ten easy apple craft for preschoolers, and your kids will love them all. What's more, they are all simple projects with materials that are sure to be in your home already!
Creating art will help develop your child's motor skills, hand, and eye coordination, and helps them to make cognitive advances such as learning proportions.
1. Apple Collage
This collage technique help your little one to develop their reasoning, creative, imaginative, and problem-solving skills. Paper tearing is awesome for developing those finger muscles to help with handwriting and cutting with scissors! Plus it's super fun for kids! Simply prepare a paper plate, tear the red color paper, then paste it in the paper plate, and add apple features!
2. Apple Finger Painting
Finger painting is one of the most relaxing and creative ways for your little one to express feelings. This craft can be both participated by the kids and parents. Finger painting is an essential for every child's development! You have two choices: print a printable apple or draw your apple. The exciting part is to use your fingers to paint the apple. Messy, check. Simple, check. Fun, check!
3. Apple Stamp Wreath
Through the use of stamps, your kiddo will work on fine motor, focusing, and creative skills. Cut out paper into small apple shapes. Grab a real apple and cut it in half. Dip each half into red or green paint and stamp it onto the paper cut outs. Wait for the paint to dry and glue the cut outs onto a paper plate ring that will be the wreath circle. Now it's ready to hang in your door!
4. Eggshell Textured Apple Mosaic
The next time you're making scrambled eggs, don't throw away the eggshell! In this unique project, eggshell will be the material in your apple eggshell mosaic that gives the fun texture of an apple. It also doubles as a fun sensory activity! Make sure to first dry the egg, then paint it red. Draw an apple on paper and invite your little one to paste the crushed eggshell in a mosaic! *Do not complete this activity if there are egg allergies in the home.
5. Handprint Apple Tree
Invite your child to place his/her hand on brown construction paper. Trace and cut around their hand. Then cut leaves for the tree and apples and invite your child to glue them down. You can keep it as a remembrance as a cute handprint of your little one!
6. Apple Core Craft
After eating an apple, talk to your child about what the apple core looks, then assist the child in creating a beautiful core apple craft. Simply cut out each shape of the apple and use markers for the seeds of the apple. Paste the features and Tadaaa! So adorable. This one makes a cute gift with the saying "I love you to the core!"
7. Apple Ribbon Necklace
This Apple Ribbon Necklace is a fun one because your child can proudly wear their work! Cut an apple shape in cardboard and it to some ribbon. Wrap the ribbon around the cardboard and glue as necessary! Your necklace is ready to wear! Snap a photo and let us see you in it! @myprekbox #myprekbox
8. Worm in My Apple Upcycled CD Craft
Happen to have any old scratched up CD's laying around? Use it in this upcycle worm in my apple craft! ld CD upcycle disk turns to an apple craft. Cut red paper into strips and then invite your preschooler to cut them into rectangles with short little snips! This is a great way to scaffold the learning, where you have done the prep work of cutting them into strips, and your child just needs to do little snips! Glue them onto the CD. The fun part is using your finger to act as a little worm (or maybe a very hungry caterpillar) poking it's head out of your apple!
9. Caramel Apples
All you need are popsicle sticks, construction paper and glue to put together these fun little caramel apples! You can use stickers, paper pieces, or glitter for sprinkles on top!
10. Cereal Box Apple
This one changes it up! It's not the typical apple shape. Let your child think outside of the box by reusing an old box! Kids love this one because they can store their crayons and little treasures inside!
Simple Apple Crafts to Do at Home
That wraps up our 10 Easy Apple Crafts to make in September! Do even these simple crafts feel a bit overwhelming? Be sure you have subscribed to My Pre-K Box to receive preschool activities delivered to your front door, with NO PREP. All of the materials are included and ready for you!
In the meantime, we'd love to hear which you make! Send us photos and videos of your little one enjoying these apple crafts. Know another great apple-themed craft? Share it with us! Tag us on Facebook or Instagram @myprebox or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org!