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Apple Core Craft from Popsicle Sticks

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Make an easy apple core craft from popsicle sticks – an easy activity for back to school! If you love this, check out the craft stick school bus craft too. This post contains affiliate links.


School is starting in just one very long week, and what better way to celebrate than a half-eaten apple?

On a serious note, apples are not only the fruit of fall, but they’re also a fun way to bring in a new school year. Kids have a sense of humor and can appreciate a fun little apple core craft.

Use cardstock for a stiff base and glue it onto popsicle sticks. They glue well together, even using school glue, making it super easy for young kids to assemble as well. For a faster hold, use Tacky glue.

I did not include a template for this craft, because it uses such simple shapes that you can just make it yourself! Simple draw or trace a half circle and scallop the edge. You can make a template to reuse, or redraw them for a more organic feel.

Make one or a pair. Hang them around a classroom for some quirky back to school decor. Have kids write their names on the base for a classroom display.

You can also photocopy your semicircles on white paper and have kids color it so that they have a bigger role in the creation of the apple core craft.

What you need to make an Apple Core Craft:


How to make an Apple Core Craft:

1. On both colored papers, red and green, draw a half circle. Scallop the straight side so that the pointy edges are on the outside of the circle and the round ones are on the inside.

2. Cut out two in the same color for each apple core you’re making.


3. Lay out four popsicle sticks touching each other vertically. Glue one semicircle on top, and one on bottom, so that the scalloped sides face each other.


4. Cut leaf shapes from green paper.


5. Cut out a stem from brown paper or a scrap of cardboard.


6. Glue on the leaf and stem at the top of your apple core.


7. For the final touch, draw in a few seeds.

How to make an Apple Core Craft

How to make an Apple Core Craft

Instructions

    1. On both colored papers, red and green, draw a half circle. Scallop the straight side so that the pointy edges are on the outside of the circle and the round ones are on the inside.

    2. Cut out two in the same color for each apple core you're making.

    3. Lay out four popsicle sticks touching each other vertically. Glue one semicircle on top, and one on bottom, so that the scalloped sides face each other.

    4. Cut leaf shapes from green paper.

    5. Cut out a stem from brown paper or a scrap of cardboard.

    6. Glue on the leaf and stem at the top of your apple core.

    7. For the final touch, draw in a few seeds.

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