Hi everyone! Today I’m sharing this Tissue Paper Apple Craft that’s perfect for preschoolers and kindergartens working on fine motor skills, cutting, and gluing. Plus it fits perfectly into an A is for Apple alphabet lesson. Here’s what you’ll need!
Tissue Paper Apple Craft
- Red construction paper.
- Red, green, and black or brown construction paper.
- Popsicle stick.
- School glue.
Here’s the easy way to draw an apple! Now if you’re doing this for a whole class, you can draw the apple once and then use a copier to print multiple copies onto white or red paper. Start by making a smile curve at the top and a frown curve at the bottom. Join the ends of the two curves with a C shape on both sides. Draw a curved rectangle on top of the smile for a stem, and draw a leaf shape next to it. So easy!
Now go ahead and cut out the apple shape, and set it to the side for now. Take two sheets of red tissue paper and flatten them out, and cut them into 1-2 inch wide strips.
Stack the strips on top of each other, and cut them into squares. Take some school glue, and put a small amount on the top of your apple. Then use your popsicle stick to spread the glue out. You’ll want to do this in small sections so you can stick down the squares before the glue dries.
Next take one of your squares and gently crumple it up, and stick it onto the glue. Keep doing this over and over, sticking the crumpled squares close to each other and filling up the whole space. Keep adding more glue as you work, moving down the apple.
In about 10 minutes or so, your whole apple will be filled and fluffy! Next cut up about a 1/4 sheet of green and black tissue paper into squares. Spread glue on the stem, and fill it with squares.
Then do the same for the leaf! Let it dry for about 30 minutes to an hour.
And you’re all done with your tissue paper apple craft! These look so cute on the fridge or the wall, and it’s a great project to keep those little fingers busy!