Back to School Paper Apple Craft
3D Paper Apple
It's the most wonderful time of the year right? Haha! All of the kids are back at school or about to be. Here in New York many schools don't start up again until after Labor Day. For those of you looking to give a special teacher a nice little gift, how about this super fun 3D paper apple. You could use it as a pad for jotting down notes or as a little journal or just as a nice piece of paper art for your desk. I just might do all three, probably to write down logins and passwords! But whichever way, this handmade project will surely be admired and appreciated.
Hellowonderful.co and I got together on another great project that you can make with the kids too. Hellowonderful.co used the apple printables to create an apple book with pictures of her kids and encouraging little quotes to get your little ones excited about going back to school. So check out the video tutorial and hellowonderful.co's version of this craft project!
You can get the apple printables below...
Please right click the files and save them to your computer before printing. If you are having trouble with the printed size of the images, make sure that you select "fit to page" or "print actual size" in your printer options window. Do not print from the open window of your internet browser after clicking on the file, your printout will be very tiny!
I've included a template with the leaf by itself if you'd like to print the apples and leaf on different colored papers. Another file has an apple and the leaf together.
I chose to make a multi-colored apple because I couldn't choose just one! I think it looks great and festive, fun for anytime of the year too!
8/20/2017 07:28:41 am
I was wondering if you can email the sayings to me. example-welcome to the first day of school. I didn't see these within the file! thanks Sandra Ratis
The Art Dream
8/20/2017 01:17:59 pm
Hey Sandra, sorry but I didn't make the little word balloons, hellowonderful did that on her computer. I'm sure the apple will look great with handwritten notes as well!
9/11/2018 12:48:10 am
Once you print the apples, are you folding them in half and sticking back to the other pieces, or stapling in the centre? I tried stapling but they end up separating like a book on either side of the staple, they don't look anything like your photos. What's the secret?? :-)
The Art Dream
9/11/2018 07:53:32 am
Yes exactly, fold the apples in half and glue the one half of each apple shape back to back. I didn’t use the staple method for mine because I used many apple cutouts. The staple method is good if your making a smaller book with less “pages”. I used about four apple shapes per color and about 9 colors. Hope this helps, and thanks for visiting The Art Dream!
9/12/2018 02:25:04 am
Perfect, thanks for the tip. Yeah it turned out nicely!
10/15/2019 11:27:21 am
I can't wait to try this idea with my 5 year grandson. Thanks for the free templates.
2/26/2020 11:32:22 am
1Thank you very much for your help, it was a great idea
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