This super cute preschool apple tree craft is easy to manage at home with one kid (or a few kids) or in school with a classroom of kids. This paper plate apple tree craft uses just a few common craft supplies and the finished pom pom apple tree is a great decoration. While we are doing it today as a preschool craft, kids of all ages could participate and make this apple tree craft their own.

finished Pom Pom Apple Tree craft for preschoolers shown held by child in backyard - Kids Activities Blog
What a cute apple tree craft for kids learning to count!

Apple Tree Craft for Kids

This simple paper plate and pom pom apple tree craft is perfect for toddlers, preschoolers, and kindergartners learning to count.

Grab some common household items that you likely already have and let’s make a cute apple tree! Don’t be afraid to substitute what craft supplies you already have on hand. Who needs the hassle of running to the craft store?

Make a Paper Plate Apple Tree with Pom Poms

This apple tree craft is great for preschoolers or kindergarteners, or I think even toddlers with a little help. Whether you’re making this paper plate apple tree to celebrate spring, summer, apples, trees, or Earth Day, it’s super simple and fun to make.

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Supplies Needed for Apple Tree Craft

Directions To Make Apple Tree From Paper Plates

Step 1 - Pom Pom Apple Tree craft - painting the paper plate green
The first step is to paint one paper plate green.

Step 1

After gathering supplies, paint the white paper plate, green.

Preschool Craft Tip: Use green paper plates to skip the painting step!

Step 2 - Pom Pom Apple Tree Craft - glue on the apples (green and red)
After the paint dries, let’s glue on apples!

Step 2

When the paint is dry, invite children to glue the colorful pom poms onto the plate.

Step 3 - Pom Pom Apple Tree craft make the apple tree trunk
Now it is time to make the apple tree trunk!

Step 3

Show children how to draw the shape of a tree trunk onto the brown paper. Glue the tree trunk to the back of the paper plate.

Step 4

Next, cut a black oval from paper then glue it to the tree trunk as a knot in the tree.

Pom Pom Apple Tree steps and finished apple tree
Now we have a finished apple tree!

Finished Apple Tree Craft

Make more than one tree. Easy and fun, kids of all ages will love creating an orchard of beautiful apple trees!

Apple Tree Craft for Kindergarten Variations

Add an academic twist to this cute craft by writing a number on the black oval on the trunk of the tree. Invite children to add the same number of apples to the green leaves.

Take it further by practicing addition! Little hands will have fun adding red apples and green apples together.

Yield: 1

Paper Plate Apple Tree

Celebrate Fall With This Fun and Easy Pom Pom Apple Tree Craft

This easy apple tree craft is great for preschool and Kindergarten and beyond. It uses paper plates and pom poms and could be integrated into number learning. Make a whole orchard of apple trees!

Active Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Difficulty easy
Estimated Cost free


  • Green paint
  • White paper plate
  • Brown and black construction paper
  • Red and green pom poms


  • Paint brush
  • Glue


  1. Paint one paper plate green and let dry.
  2. Glue pom poms onto the plate as red and green apples.
  3. Cut a trunk shape out of brown paper.
  4. Glue the trunk to the paper plate tree top.
  5. Add a oval black paper circle to the trunk.

Apple Tree Facts for Preschoolers & More

When I was researching some fun apple facts, it was funny how much I learned.  Here are some of the interesting things you might not know about apple trees:

  • 2500 types of apples are grown in the United States
  • The only apple that is native to the United States is the crabapple!
  • The study of apple growing is pomology which I find awesome since this apple craft is full of pom poms.
  • The average American consumes over 45 pounds of apples and apple products each year!  That is more than a bushel.
  • Check out our printable Johnny Appleseed facts & coloring pages.
  • Want another apple-themed craft? Check out this fun tissue paper apple craft!

Did your family enjoy making this craft? Let us know in the comments! 

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How did your paper plate and pom pom apple tree turn out?

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