What are some of your favorite Fall activities? Each Fall we love to head to a local apple tree farm and pick apples! The kids love it and the apples are delicious! We also love apple crafts around our house. This handprint apple tree craft is fun for all ages of children. You probably have everything you need already at home! Each apple tree will be unique since everyone will be using their own handprint for the top of the tree! This craft is even fun to frame and hang around the house or in your child’s room for Fall decor.
Apple Tree Handprint Craft Tutorial
Handprint Apple Tree Craft Supplies Needed:
- Construction Paper
- Glue Stick
- Green Washable Paint
- Brown and Green Markers
Directions For How To Make A Handprint Apple Tree, A Perfect Preschool Craft
This is a great apple tree craft for toddlers because you can help them with the steps. Toddlers will get great exposure to art and craft supplies and begin to learn what they are for and how to use them. These types of activities are great for increasing hand eye coordination and improving gross motor skills. Arts and crafts actually teach so many skills!
Gather your supplies and head to a table. Start off by painting your child’s hand with your green paint. Carefully place their painted hand on a white piece of construction paper. Wash hands afterwards!
Go ahead and grab your brown marker to make the trunk of your tree. While you are waiting for the handprint to dry, draw apples on green, red and yellow construction paper. Cut out the apples. If your child is old enough to use children’s scissors, let them help! (Never leave children unsupervised with scissors.)
You can make your tree as full of apples as you want! Once all the apples are cut out, grab the glue stick and start gluing. My kids enjoyed sticking the apples on their own trees.
After all our apples were glued, I went back and drew a stem and a leaf on each apple.
There is your Handprint Apple Tree! These can be framed and hung up around the house or in your child’s room for some fun Fall decor or they can even be placed in a scrapbook filled with your child’s other crafts.
Have you made a Fall craft yet? If you are looking for a fun craft to do with your child soon, give this handprint apple tree craft a try! It is really fun and the kids can definitely personalize their apple tree in a lot of different ways!