Apples are always first on my mind this time of year, making for a fantastic learning theme. We have had fun learning with real apples, but now create an apple or two from simple art supplies. You will find awesome Apple art projects with printable apple templates to help you get started! From fizzy apple art to printmaking to yarn apples, these projects are sure to keep you busy all month!

Learning With Apple Art

What do you think of when September rolls around? We think of apples, and all of the cool apple art projects there are to try, including an awesome fizzy apple art project. I love going out to pick apples with my family, and we also love easy art and crafts for kids with a fun apple theme!

Why Do Art With Kids?

Children are naturally curious. They observe, explore, and imitate, trying to figure out how things work and how to control themselves and their environments. This freedom of exploration helps children form connections in their brain, it helps them learn—and it’s also fun!

Art is a natural activity to support this essential interaction with the world. Kids need the freedom to explore and experiment creatively.

Art allows children to practice a wide range of skills that are useful not only for life but also for learning. These include the aesthetic, scientific, interpersonal, and practical interactions that can be discovered through the senses, intellect, and emotions.

Making and appreciating art involves emotional and mental faculties!

Art, whether making it, learning about it, or simply looking at it – offers a wide range of important experiences. In other words, it’s good for them!

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Helpful Art Resources To Get You Started

Here are a few resources that will help you introduce art more effectively to your kiddos or students and feel confident yourself when presenting materials. You’ll find helpful free printables throughout.

Free Printable Apple Templates To Use

Get your arts and crafts time started with our free pack of printable apple templates for anytime use! Use as apple coloring pages or with some of the apple art activities below.

Grab your FREE Apple Templates!

Apple Art Projects For Preschoolers To Elementary

Click on each image below to enjoy a new apple craft this season. Each apple activity includes a free printable too! Find everything you need to get started today!


Grab our free template above and place it on a cookie tray (tape helps), drizzle red acrylic paint around the paper, and add a handful of marbles! Tilt and turn the tray! Hint: If your paint is thick, add a bit of water so it flows easier around the paper.


Coffee filters and markers is all you need for this fun Fall craft.

Coffee Filter Apples


Transform paper into apples with a 3D fall craft that doubles as art and STEM! Make table decorations, try doodle art, and get creative with super simple materials. 

3D Apple Craft


Get stamping or printmaking this fall with a fun process art activity that uses apples as paintbrushes.

Apple Stamping


Try mess-free apple painting in a bag. Fall finger painting for toddlers to preschoolers without the big clean up.

Apple Painting In A Bag


Bubble wrap is definitely more than just a squishy packing material that’s fun for kids to pop! Here you can use it to create fun and colorful apple prints for Fall.

Apple Bubble Wrap Prints


This fizzy apple painting activity is a fun way to dig into a bit of science and art all at the same time!  Make your own baking soda paint and enjoy a fizzing chemical reaction.

Fizzy Apple Art


This fall craft is super simple to pull together with yarn and cardboard but is also super fun for small fingers!

Yarn Apples


Black glue is a cool art technique that is perfect for Fall art. All you need is some paint and glue.

Apple Black Glue Art


LEGO and Fall! Two of our favorite things! Get crafty with basic bricks with this LEGO apple tree mosaic.


What color will you make your apples? Green, yellow or red?

LEGO Apples


This apple drawing is made with nothing but dots! Be inspired by famous artist, Georges Seurat for a fun apple art activity kids are sure to love. 

Apple Dot Painting


Combine learning about the parts of an apple and what they are called with a fun coloring page. Use markers, pencils or even paint!

Bonus Apple STEM Projects

Of course, you can also check out our collection of amazing apple science experiments and apple STEM activities. You will even find free apple STEM Challenge Cards to get your kiddos thinking!

Here are a few of our favorite apple science activities…

Printable Fall Art Project Pack

Everything you need is included in this Fall Art Project Pack. Just add art supplies! Perfect for kids of all ages to enjoy with a variety of techniques. Whether in the classroom, at home, or with groups, there is a fantastic variety of art activities to try!

Find all the instructions and templates necessary for over 40 art projects this Fall.

Apples, pumpkins, leaves, Halloween, and Thanksgiving!

Explore process art, STEAM, and even famous artists with these very doable art activities that won’t break the budget or the time you have available!