Today I’m sharing some easy apple crafts for toddlers and preschoolers that are perfect for learning about fruits or as simple harvest or fall crafts.
We have an apple tree in our garden and my kids are always fascinated to see the apples grow on it throughout the summer and of course to pick and eat the apples once they’re ripe!
We love sharing crafts for toddlers and you’ll find more ideas perfect for little hands at the end of this post too as well as some simple apple stories for toddlers perfect for sharing together, perhaps with some apples to eat or a slice of apple pie!
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Apple Crafts for Toddlers and Preschoolers
Most of the apple crafts for toddlers that I’m sharing today are ones that we’ve done, including lots that I did with my kids when they were younger but you’ll also find a few from some of my favourite blogs for crafts for toddlers and preschoolers.
While these fun apple crafts are all aimed at younger kids you’ll of course be aware that there’s a lot of difference between what a younger toddler is able to do and what an older toddler or preschooler can create and of course there’s differences between each child and their interests too!
To find the right activity for you I’d really recommend that you take a look at each idea, don’t forget you can always bookmark this or save it to Pinterest to return to another time.
In this post you’ll find apple stamping, apple tree crafts, apple art and loads of fun ideas that you can try out with your child. You could also try out some easy leaf crafts while you’re at it which are great if your children love all things outdoors and to do with nature!
Free Apple Template
If you’re planning a lot of apple activities or just want something that’s super simple to set up then why not check out our free printable apple template?
As well as the PDF itself we’ve shared lots of ideas for ways that you can use it – from coloring to making suncatchers and you can print as many copies as you like so whether you want to have a crafty afternoon at home or you have a classroom full of kindergarteners or preschoolers to entertain it’s a great resource to have for making some apple-themed crafts.
Apple Books for Toddlers and Preschoolers
- How Do Apples Grow by Jill McDonald – the illustrations in this book look gorgeous and it’s a great way to introduce some science and nature to toddlers
- Peppa Goes Apple Picking by Meredith Rusu – I’m happy to admit that the Peppa Pig books we own are some of the ones that have been read most and have definitely stood the test of time so far, my daughter would love this one too!
- Apples, Apples, Apples by Nancy Elizabeth Wallace – a beautiful looking story book with facts and activities too.
Easy Apple Craft Ideas
Paper Plate Apples
Make an easy paper plate apple craft using cotton wool to paint with. This is one that I made with my kids when my daughter was three years old and we all really enjoyed it.
Apple Suncatcher Craft
These apple suncatchers are great fun to make and look brilliant up in a window – plus they’re really good for fine motor skills!
They take a little bit of preparation but to my mind they’re totally worth it and my kids have been making suncatchers since they were toddlers.
You can use cellophane or tissue paper for them depending on what you have available.
Balloon Printed Apples
Toddlers will obviously need supervision but this printed apple craft is great if your kids have come home from a party with a balloon and you fancy a change from painting with a paintbrush.
Make Apple Stamps
Apple printing crafts are a bit of a classic idea at this time of year, but I think that’s because they’re just a really great activity for younger kids!
You can use our free apple template for this super easy apple painting craft which I think helps make this classic activity look even better.
Pom Pom Apple Craft
This pom pom apple tree has been a super popular craft for us over the years and is a great way for toddlers to practice their fine motor skills, plus my toddler really enjoyed making it!
Scrapbook Paper Apple Trees
I love Hands On As We Grow and this apple tree craft with it’s squishy apples looks like great fun, just grab the glue, scissors and paper and you’re ready to get started.
Coffee Filter Apple Craft
No Time for Flashcards has got a great apple craft that uses coffee filters that would look great displayed in a window or how about stringing a few of these up on a garland?
Handprint Apple Trees
What could be better than combining some cute apple crafts with a keepsake? These handprint apple trees from Simple Everyday Mom are definitely one that you’ll want to keep.
Duplo Printed Apples
For a fun way to create apples on your tree, hunt through the toybox for some Duplo to make this simple duplo stamped apple tree craft.
Make these cute apples from Buggy and Buddy and help teach your child how to weave.
Cotton Bud Apples
If you want to create some small apples for your craft why not use a cotton bud and paint for a fun way to make apples on an apple tree.
Tearing paper is great for kids activities that can support fine motor skills and this torn paper apple craft is a great way to try out a different way to ‘color’ their apples. Just grab your glue sticks and scrap paper and you’re ready to get started!
This yarn apple garland from Red Ted Art looks really cute and would be a great way to use up any left over yarn you have too.
Apple Writing Tray
Not a craft but as an extra activity you might like this apple themed writing tray that’s great for toddlers to practice their mark making with.
More Crafts for Toddlers
We love under the sea crafts and with this fun round up of 20 crafts I’m sure they’ll be loads for you and your child to love too.
Weather crafts are great at all times of the year and these ones are perfect for toddlers to try.
These easy scissor skills crafts are all good fun for kids to try out and there’s no worksheets included at all!