Apple Trees {Paper Plate Craft}

We love paper plate crafts and apple trees, so we had lots of fun with paper plate apple tree.




The Biggest Apple Ever is a great book for fall.  On the first day of school two little mice, Clayton and Desmond, learn about a contest to bring in the biggest apple for the teacher.  After a field trip to Barnaby's Orchard, they still can't find the biggest apple.  In the end, they decide to use their apples in a creative way instead.

My two year old and I created our own apple trees by painting the bottom of a paper plate green.
We added a construction paper trunk and used a cotton swab to make little red apples.  I offered a cotton ball for bigger apples, but she wasn't interested.  That was the only part my four year old was interested in, so he took over my tree.
We talked about the biggest apples on the tree and the smallest apples on the tree. 
I hope you'll come back Thursday for some more apple ideas!

Linking to Kids Get Crafty, It's Playtime, Sun Scholars, TGIF, Read Explore Learn, Sharing Saturday, Show and Share Saturday, The Sunday Showcase, Link & Learn, Tuesday Tots, All Year Round, Toddling in the Fast Lane
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17 comments:

  1. I LOVE this! Thank you for the inspiration!

    I am a new follower! I hope you'll check out my manly blog!

    Greg
    Smedley's Smorgasboard of Kindergarten

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    1. Hi Greg, I'd like to follow your blog, but I can't read the font well....:( I'm probably the only person to have said this, but if possible, another font might be easier on the eyes! If this comment isn't helpful, please disregard! :)

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  2. This looks so fun! I am planning a week of apple activities to do with my daughter and this will definitely be on the list. Thanks for sharing.

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  3. Awe that is so cute!! Love the simplicity of it and yet perfect. Need to do more apple tree crafts me thinks!

    Thank you for sharing on Kids Get Crafty!

    Maggy

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  4. Adorable! The q-tips work great for apples. If you don't have any on hand a pencil eraser would probably work too. Pinning this! Vicky from www.messforless.net

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  5. I love the end result as well as the painting technique. Thank you for sharing this post on Read.Explore.Learn.

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  6. I'm definitely pinning this! great idea! following from the sunday showcase.

    -alex @ teachthroughplay.blogspot.com

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  7. This is super cute! We will have to make this. :)

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  8. Such a cute craft! Will have to make these this fall with the kids!

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  9. So cute!! I still have to get into the fall mode. Thank you for sharing at Sharing Saturday!!

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  10. We love that book! Thank you so much for sharing and I know you already know I featured it, but stopping by to let you know! :)

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  11. What a wonderful craft and a book to add to our home library. Thank you for linking up to Tuesday Tots and just to let you know that I will be featuring this tomorrow on Rainy Day Mum

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  12. I think I'm adding this to our Fall "Bucket" Tree. I'm doing a paper plate craft link up that I'd love you to add this too. http://toddlefast.blogspot.com/2012/09/link-up-one-paper-plate-so-many.html

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  13. Love this!!! Will make this with my classes as well as the tissue paper tree!!! :) BTW, did you use a template for the trunk? (Mama needs some help with free-form drawing!)

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    1. I hope you try it! No template, but I think a plain rectangle would look just as cute.

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