Paper Plate Apple Core Craft {with Finger Prints} | Kid Friendly Things To Do

Make this keepsake Paper Plate Apple Craft for a fall activity or as a follow up to a classroom apple lesson. With finger prints as seeds, parents will cherish this sweet Apple Craft for years to come.

paper plate apple core craft

Paper Plate Apple Craft

fall apple craft for kids

I love this apple craft. It’s so simple, adorable, and with little fingerprints as seeds…it’s a wonderful fall keepsake. My youngest son’s pre-school teachers made this craft after a field trip to the apple orchard. I’ve cherished it ever since.

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Here’s What You’ll Need to Make this Apple Core Craft with the kids…

  • a 9 inch paper plate
  • scissors
  • red tempera paint
  • black tempera paint
  • brown construction paper
  • green construction paper
  • glue – Fabri-Tac glue
  • paint brush like a sponge brush
  • Recommended – extra plate or container for paint, wet wipes


  • Cut the semi-circle shapes out of both sides of the paper plate
  • Pour out some red paint and let kids paint the ridge areas of the cut plate
  • Pour out some black paint
  • Help kids dip fingertips into the black paint and guide them to press them onto the center of the plate for the seeds
  • Let the paint dry
  • Cut a stem from the brown paper and green leaves from the green paper
  • Glue the stem and leaves to the top of the apple core

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