Can you imagine a way to make a circle out of a rectangle? Look no further than our 3D paper apple craft! All you need to get started is paper and scissors! Grab our free template and project sheet below for an easy apple craft activity for one kiddo or a group!
HOW TO MAKE PAPER APPLES
3D PAPER CRAFTS
Paper crafts are a great way to occupy a morning or afternoon at home or in the classroom with some hands-on fun! Even better this colorful paper apples activity is a fun way of developing hand-eye co-ordination for preschoolers.
Grab a piece of paper and draw a circle on it. Now look around the room and see if you can find a ball of some sort; a basketball, a baseball or even a bouncy ball. Now what would you rather play with? The ball or the circle? You can pick the ball up, bounce it, throw it or roll it. What can you do with the circle? Nothing much! You can look at it and that’s about it.
You’ve just learned the difference between a 2D shape and a 3D shape. The circle is a two dimensional shape. It only has two measurements, such as length and width, and is usually called a “flat” shape. However the ball is a three dimensional shape because it has three measurements (length, height and width), and is sometimes called a “solid” shape.
Also check out our 3D pumpkin paper craft!
Grab your FREE 3D apple craft and get started today!
3D APPLE CRAFT
These paper apples are easy to make and fun to use as fall decorations around your home!
- Apple Template
- Pipe cleaners
- Colored paper or card stock
HOW TO MAKE 3D PAPER APPLES
STEP 1. Print out the template.
STEP 2. Use the apple template to cut shapes out of colored card stock or construction paper.
STEP 3. Make a ring with one of the smaller strips and fasten with tape.
TIP: For older kids, think of and write words that describe apples on the strips before beginning.
STEP 4. Wrap a second strip around the first and tape together at the top and bottom. Repeat with all the small strips.
STEP 5. Use the longest strip last and wrap it around all the others. Tape to the bottom of the apple.
STEP 6. Tape or glue leaves to the top of the apple.
Repeat to make different colored apples!