This is a great simple craft for apple season! We love apples around here! So, putting together this apple tree made us all smile! we ‘ll be getting ready to pick some real apples soon! It’s great for learning to count, add and subtract, parts of a tree, or even learning about your family.
Add Learning: You can make it a family tree. We added 5 apples to each of our trees for each of the five people in our family. You can find a family photos and cut out/add face pictures of our family members to each apple of each (more about this below).
Simplify: You can use glue or double stick tape to keep the apples on the tree. For a toddler, you can put the double stick tape on the back of the apples and have them add on their apples as you count the apples with them.
You’ve gotta love toddler J crawling across the table! His twin sisters take good care of him:)
Green construction paper
Red construction paper
Toilet Paper Roll
Glue or double stick tape
Optional Family Picture
Toilet Paper Roll Apple Tree Craft
I just love M’s smile here! She’s so excited about her tree!
Prep: I got out the toilet paper roll and about 1 inch into the top of the toilet paper roll on 2 side parallel to each other. I also had the green construction paper cut in half (hamburger wide), ½ ready for each tree.
Next, you can have the kids color the toilet paper roll brown with a marker. I actually really liked how the lines from the markers looked like the lines on a tree trunk. This was something my 4 year olds could color independently while I started breakfast and supervised them from the kitchen.
Then, you get the ½ piece of green construction paper and cut a little around the 4 corners to round out the edges, to make it more like the top of a tree.
Next, you can cut out little circles for the apples.
We looked at a picture and talked about who is in our family. Then, counted how many apples we would need to represent each family member. We just needed 5 apples for our immediate family.
Then, you stick the apples onto the tree using either glue or double stick tape. You can let it dry if you used glue.
M preferred using glue.
H preferred using double stick tape.
Finally, you stick the bottom of the green tree top into the top 2 slits of the toilet paper roll, so it stands up like a tree.
I just love how H’s face lit up when she made her tree stand up!
You can color or add little picture faces in each apple to turn it into a family tree!
This was so cute and really just such a fun little way to get fall fun rolling for us! What a great way to welcome fall into your home!
**Safety for Kids Activities:
All activities should be done with the adult supervision. Children under 3 should not work with small pieces. Be aware of your child’s food allergies and enjoy creating together:)