Cute Tissue Paper Back-to-School Apple Craft

Today we have a really fun and easy apple craft that is perfect for back to school time. This tissue paper apple craft works great for kids of all ages, even the younger kids in preschool and Kindergarten. Use the free printable apple template included below.

This also is a really cute apple for the teacher craft to take to your new teacher on the first day of school.

A red apple created using red tissue paper, green tissue paper and brown tissue paper.
Let’s make a tissue paper apple for back to school!

This back-to-school apple craft is a fun way to get kids excited for back to school season!

Not only is the finished artwork super cute, but making this 5 minute craft is great fun with kids.

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Back to School Apple Craft Using Tissue Paper

White glue, apple printable on white cardstock and red, green, and brown tissue paper.
Most likely, you have everything you need for this paper craft at home.

Supplies Needed

Directions

Apple printable on white cardstock with a boy's hand placing a ball of brown tissue paper on the apple's stem. Glue bottle sitting on the left side of the frame.
Print the apple outline on white cardstock, then apply the glue to the apple outline.

Step 1

Download & print the apple template (button above) onto white paper or card stock.

A boy holding a rolled up ball of red tissue paper above an in-progress tissue paper apple craft.
Tear the tissue paper into pieces and crumple each piece to form a circle.

Step 2

Tear tissue paper into small pieces and crumple into a small tissue paper ball.

Boy is gluing a ball of red tissue paper to the white cardstock apple.
Press the tissue paper balls onto the wet glue and continue to add more pieces to create a mosaic.

Step 3

Glue tissue paper crumpled ball onto apple template with glue. Do this in focused areas by color. We found it was easiest to spread glue onto a small area that you plan to work on.

Focusing on a small section at a time worked best because the glue didn’t get smeared all over the card stock. Plus, we didn’t have to rush to apply the tissue paper balls before the glue dried. 

Red, green, and brown tissue paper apple on white cardstock.
Allow it to dry completely and then your back to school artwork is ready to display!

Finished Apple Craft

Of course, you can leave the apple as is or cut it out and glue it to another piece of cardstock. This red apple would look nice adhered to a piece of black cardstock.

A black frame containing a piece of white cardstock with a red tissue paper apple on the paper.
Another option is to frame your tissue paper apple craft.

Framing Kids Apple Artwork

A black, front-loading frame halfway open to reveal a piece of white cardstock with a tissue paper apple on it.

This is our favorite kid’s artwork frame because it’s front-opening, which allows us to quickly and easily change out the artwork. Another thing I love about this frame is that you can store old artwork right inside, behind the new artwork. So handy!

Of course, with the start of school fast approaching, your child could present this beautiful homemade mosaic apple to her teacher. Children have been giving apples to their teachers for years to show appreciation. I’m sure your child’s teacher would love to display this beautiful apple in her classroom!

So, what are you waiting for? Grab some tissue paper and get to making memories!

Back-to-School Apple Craft

Red, green, and brown tissue paper apple on white cardstock.

A tissue paper apple craft that is fun for kids to make as they prepare to go back to school in the fall.

Active Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes

Materials

  • White cardstock
  • Red tissue paper
  • Green tissue paper
  • Brown tissue paper
  • White glue
  • Apple outline printable

Instructions

    1. Print the apple outline on white cardstock.

    2. Apply the glue to the apple outline.

    3. Tear the tissue paper into pieces and crumple each piece to form a circle.


    4. Press the tissue paper balls onto the wet glue and continue to add more pieces to create a mosaic.


    5. Allow it to dry completely and then your back-to-school artwork is ready to display!



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Interested in more back to school craft ideas? Or just need a fun apple craft for kids?

How did your tissue paper apple craft for back to school turn out?

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