Handprint Paper Plate Apples

Handprint Paper Plate Apples

Handprint Paper Plate Apples

Fall is here!  I love themed kids crafts as you all know 🙂  Our focus in September is going to be apple crafts.  Today’s project we have done before – we made paper plate apples last year as well.  The inspiration came from Ramblings of a Crazy Woman.

Paper Plate Apples

This year we are modifying the original design we used.  I love using handprints in the kids art so our apples have handprint leaves.

Materials Needed:

  • Red, Green and Brown paper (I used construction paper and cardstock)
  • Paper Plate
  • Glue (the bowl is to hold the glue for dipping)
  • Scissors
  • Pen

Handprint Paper Plate Apples


  • Have the child rip the entire piece of red paper into small pieces
  • Squeeze glue into the bowl
  • Dip ripped pieces of red paper in glue and stick to plate – covering the entire plate

Handprint Paper Plate Apples

  • Trace hand on green paper
  • Cut traced hand out of green paper (child can do this if they are old enough)
  • Cut a stem out of the brown paper
  • Attach stem to the back of the paper plate
  • Attach handprint to the front of the plate (slightly overlapping the stem)
  • Place somewhere to dry


This project is great for younger kids as it allows them to practice fine motor skills.  It was such a difference in skill level with Buddy from last year to this year.  He did great and made a beautiful apple!  Boo Boo was sad that she missed the project while she was at school so she will get her turn soon.

Happy Fall Ya’ll!
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  1. tots2travel September 9, 2015
    • Shannon A September 9, 2015

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