Today we have apple crafts for preschoolers! Kids of all ages will enjoy celebrating apple season with this easy and fun Paper Plate Apple craft. Educators and parents appreciate this craft’s simplicity and use of basic craft supplies which makes it the perfect preschool apple craft! These apple crafts for preschoolers are great whether you’re using them at home or in the classroom. Plus, another reason we love this apple craft for preschoolers is that it is budget-friendly as well!

Easy Paper Plate Apple Craft for Kids and preschoolers - Kids will love making super easy paper plate apples for fall! Perfect for toddlers and preschoolers!
Let’s make the easiest of all apple crafts for preschoolers!

Preschool Apple Craft

This is one of our favorite Preschool apple crafts that make great first day crafts or the perfect apple crafts for an apple learning unit in the classroom.

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My favorite way of using this easy paper plate apple craft is as a collective bulletin board craft for the whole class:

  1. Each student can make their own apple craft from a paper plate.
  2. The students can write their name in the middle to introduce themselves to the class.
  3. The finished easy apple crafts can be hung and displayed on a classroom apple tree bulletin board.

While kids of all ages will enjoy this kids apple craft, it is particularly suited to preschool and Kindergarten age students due to its simplicity.

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Supplies Needed for Preschool Apple Craft

Supplies Needed For Easy Paper Plate Apple Craft for Kids And Preschoolers- red paper plate, green paper, and brown paper
This is what you will need to make this paper plate apple craft.

Directions to Make Kindergarten Apple Crafts

Completed Easy Paper Plate Apple Craft for Kids and preschoolers held by hand outside

Step 1

First, use the scissors to cut out a green leaf and brown stem from the construction paper.

Step 2

Finally, use the tape to attach the leaf and stem to the back of the paper plate.

Alternatively, kids could use glue. If using glue, allow the paper plates to dry completely.

Apple Craft Variations

See? I promised this craft would be super easy and fun for kids—especially little ones.

  • If you want a more complicated apple craft that takes a longer time for crafting: simply use white paper plates in place of the red plates, then invite children to paint or color them red, green, or yellow.
  • Make an apple banner: connect all of the apples with colorful yarn to make a long banner!
  • Make an apple door hanging: the finished apple crafts look adorable hanging from the refrigerator or classroom doors.

Easy Paper Plate Apple Craft for Kids

We love these apple crafts for preschoolers. It’s a simple craft that toddlers and preschoolers can do with minimal help. Plus, using scissors, with adult supervision, will help your little one get some fine motor skills practice. It’s budget-friendly because you just need a few items that you may already have.

Even if you don’t have everything you can still do it. Don’t have construction paper? That’s fine! Don’t have a red paper plate? That’s fine! You can take a white paper plate and white paper and cut it in a similar shape and color them or paint them! That will allow you to make your favorite kind of apple! You can use green for Granny Smith, yellow for Golden Delicious, pink for Pink Lady apples. There are so many different apples to choose from.

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Easy Paper Plate Apple Craft

Easy Paper Plate Apple Craft

This is one of our favorite preschool apple crafts because this kids craft takes just a few common craft supplies and a few minutes to make. Kids of all ages will enjoy making this simple apple craft, parents and teachers love it for use as a preschool or Kindergarten apple craft because it is easy for a group of kids to make together. The finished apple crafts also look great hanging on a bulletin board apple tree.

Active Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Difficulty easy
Estimated Cost $1


  • Small round red paper plates
  • Red and brown construction paper


  • Scissors or preschool training scissors
  • Tape or glue


  1. With scissors, cut a leaf shape out of green construction paper.
  2. With scissors, cut a stem shape out of brown construction paper.
  3. Attach the leaf and stems made from construction paper to the back of a red paper plate using glue or glue dots to create an apple.


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

Finished Paper Plate Apple Craft for Kids and Preschoolers - all steps pictured with final apple craft pictured in a collage
Let’s make more apple crafts!


Want another apple-themed craft? Check out this fun tissue paper apple craft!

How did you like making this simple paper plate apple craft? How did you use it at home or in the classroom?

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  1. Wow! Pinnd this one to my Preschool Play & Learn board. I have added this on my to-do list for the upcoming preschool year.