Fall is here! Apples are everywhere! This tissue paper apple tree is great for toddlers, preschoolers, and kindergartners practicing fine motor skills, following directions and counting skills.
TISSUE PAPER APPLE TREE CRAFT
TISSUE PAPER-green, red
Cardboard-leftover applesauce box or cereal box
Glue or double stick tape
The rock is optional if you use it as a stand up decoration
It helps to prep cutting a piece of long rectangle cardboard. Then cut a triangle piece of cardboard and cut skinny triangles into 3 parts for the branches.
For the trunk, the kids can tape the front and back of the trunk to the triangle top of branches.
Next, they get a piece of green tissue paper and tape it onto the branches in three places. H loved taping her own tree top onto the tree branches.
Finally, they roll up little balls of tissue paper and glue them onto the branches. M loved having her name written on the tree trunk.
Let it dry and hang it up or you could fold the bottom to have it stand up with a rock holding it down.
This Tissue Paper Apple Tree is simple, fun, and makes a cute fall decoration.
My kids love rolling up the little apples and sticking them on their own tree!
Add learning: You could add more learning by having them add and subtract more apples. You could have them write their name on the tree trunk. You can learn about the science and history behind apple trees too!
Faith: You can talk about the amazing plants God creates and the roles each plant plays in keeping our Earth healthy. How can you help God keep our plants healthy?
Younger Kids: You can make it simple to stick on the apples for toddlers by using double stick tape instead of glue. With my toddler, J, I put some double stick tape down in a couple spots on the tree branches and he put the little apples on those spots.