Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Paper Plate Apple

Toddler, Pre-K

This is just a fun and simple apple craft for littler ones. And what a HUGE hit it was with my 20 month old!!

**If you are doing one of the other apple paint activities, this would be a good time to let your child paint the paper plate. You can then let it dry and put it away for later in the week or month and you only have to clean up the paint once!***

For this craft you will need:
  • 1 paper plate
  • Crayons, markers or paint in red
  • Brown pipe cleaner, or brown construction paper
  • Green construction paper
Once you paint your entire paper plate red and it dries, cut the plate into an apple shape--just cut a curve out of the top.

Now cut a small vertical slit in the right side of your paper plate. Don't make it to large, about 1.5 inches long.

Cut a wiggly worm out of your green construction paper and add some eyes and a smile. Decorate him, or anyway your child wants.

Add a brown paper stem, or use a small cut from a brown pipe cleaner for a stem. Glue in place.

Have your worm wiggle his or her way through your paper plate apple and watch your small child giggle with delight.

Mommy Tip:

I laminated my wiggly worm since my toddler wanted to put the worm through his apple again and again, and I knew it wouldn't last too many times wiggling through the apple.

Here's a look at the original idea I based my craft on:

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