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Cute Apple Popsicle Stick Craft

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This cute Apple Popsicle Stick craft is an easy fall craft for kids to make at home or at school.

It’s a simple craft activity for preschool and kindergarten children to work on colors, cutting, and counting while creating a craft stick apple core.

Don’t forget to grab our parts of an apple printable activity too; it goes along with this perfectly. 

Two red apple cores made with paper and popsicle sticks laying on loose leaf paper with a soft measuring tape curled around the edges.

Popsicle Stick Apple Fall Craft

Easy, low prep crafts are my favorite, especially for younger kids. There are so many fun projects to create using popsicle sticks.

Plus it works great as both a fall craft and a back to school craft!

Tracing the patterns onto card stock paper, cutting out the pieces, and squeezing glue are all different ways for kids to strengthen their fine motor skills.

You can also cut out all of the parts ahead of time and let the children focus on putting their apples together. To practice counting, have them count out the four popsicle sticks, four semi-circles, two stems and two leaves.

Two popsicle stick apple crafts completely assembled next to soft yellow measuring tape and laying on lined paper.

For assembly, I recommend using my favorite tacky craft glue, but you can use another liquid glue with a fine tip applicator. It may take longer to dry though.

I suggest using a hot glue gun if you are creating a bushel of apples for classroom decor!

Apple Popsicle Stick Craft Supplies:

How to Make a Popsicle Stick Apple:

First, print out the apple pattern (download and save the Apple Pattern Sheet HERE) and cut out the pieces. 

Trace the patterns onto cardstock or construction paper and cut the parts out with scissors.

Purple handled scissors and pencil laying next to apple pieces cut out of cardstock paper next to craft pattern.

Lay four popsicle craft sticks next to each other in a row. 

Next, glue the sticks to the front of the base of the apple and the top of the apple.

Using hot glue gun to attach popsicle sticks to red cardstock paper.

Flip the apple over and attach the top and base of the apple to the back of the apple. 

(The popsicle sticks will be sandwiched between the semi-circle apple pieces.)

Attach a stem and leaf to the front of the apple, then flip it over and attach a stem and leaf to the back of the apple.

Using glue gun to attach cardstock stem and leaf to top of apple craft.

Lastly, draw four black teardrop shaped seeds in the center of the apple core.

Two completely assembled craft stick apples showing black marker used to draw on four teardrop shaped seeds for core.

Now you can use twine to hang the apples or attach a magnet on the back. Another idea is to write your child’s name on the top or bottom of the apple.

After making red apples, use the pattern to also make green and yellow apples too!

Did you make this project with your kids or students? We’d love to see it! Take a picture of it, then join our private Facebook group and show us in there.

More Fall Activities for Kids:

More Popsicle Stick Crafts:

Popsicle Stick Apple

Popsicle Stick Apple

Yield: 1
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Active Time: 10 minutes
Additional Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

Make a cute apple core using popsicle craft sticks and card stock paper. Great fall craft for kids!

Materials

  • Apple Pattern PDF
  • 4 Popsicle Craft Sticks
  • Red, Brown and Green Cardstock or construction paper

Tools

  • Pencil
  • Permanent Marker with fine tip
  • Tacky Craft Glue or Low Temp Glue Gun
  • Scissors

Instructions

  1. First, print out the apple pattern (download and save the Apple Pattern Sheet HERE) and cut out the pieces. 
  2. Trace the patterns onto cardstock or construction paper and cut the parts out with scissors.
  3. Lay four popsicle craft sticks next to each other in a row. 
  4. Next, glue the sticks to the front of the base of the apple and the top of the apple.
  5. Flip the apple over and attach the top and base of the apple to the back of the apple. (The popsicle sticks will be sandwiched between the semi-circle apple pieces.)
  6. Attach a stem and leaf to the front of the apple, then flip it over and attach a stem and leaf to the back of the apple.
  7. Lastly, draw four black teardrop shaped seeds in the center of the apple core.

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Two completed popsicle stick apple cores laying on loose leaf paper and bordered by a soft measuring tape. Close up view of one apple near bottom of image. Text overlay states Popsicle Stick Apples Fall Craft for Kids.

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