Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Paper Plate Apples

It's that time of year...apple season! I have the PERFECT activity for teachers with busy schedules that want to fit a quick apple-themed craft into their day. Make paper plate apples!

Materials needed:
small paper plates (dessert size)
red tempra paint
paint brushes
red glitter
red and green construction paper

My students each covered the convex side (back) of a paper plate with red paint. While the paint was still wet, I had students sprinkle a few pinches of red glitter onto the plate. (When it comes to glitter, less is usually more.) I let the plates dry for several hours, then stapled a leaf and stem onto each apple and wrote the artist's name on the leaf.

The finished apples are a great decoration by themselves - hang in a window or from a clothesline in the classroom for an easy way to show off student artwork. Each year I make a tree in the hallway out of green and brown butcher paper, then hang all of the finished apples on the tree. The finished result is such a fun hallway display. (Please excuse the photo - it's difficult to get an attractive photo in the hallway!)

My kids had such a great time painting this fun apple project!


  1. I LOVE how simple and cute these apples turned out! Kids love to paint and I know my girls will love this project!
    The Moffatt Girls

    1. Thank you Annie. I love the simplicity of this craft as well. It's a little project that packs a big punch.

  2. I just love this idea! I'm a homeschooling mother of four, ages 1 to 7. I love the great ideas that I get from your blog! So helpful!

    1. Thank you Teish - I'm so happy that you are finding inspiration from my blog!

  3. Love the glitter! I'm adding that next time I do them :)


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