I just LOVE to recycle.
Often times, you’ll find my kids and I going through our recycle bin in the kitchen to come up with craft ideas from paper cups, plates, toilet roll holders – you name it!
Not only does it save money on buying new toys, but items you never thought could be reused, can be!
Since Back to School season is upon us, what better way to celebrate it, than with this super cute paper plate apple fruit craft?! It’s the perfect activity for fall, but works for any season really!
So grab your paper plates and let’s get creating!
Paper Plate Apple
- Paper plate
- Cinnamon stick
- Green felt
- 5 small craft popsicle sticks
- Red and white craft paint
- 2 sponge paint applicators
- Black puffy paint
- Hot glue gun/hot glue (here’s one on sale on Amazon for $5.07)
Step 1. Start off by laying down old newspapers before you paint
Step 2. Using your red craft paint, paint your paper plate template and let it dry completely
Step 4. Cut a leaf shape out of your green felt and break your cinnamon stick into thirds
Step 5. Once your plate is dry, cut the center of the plate out with scissors, by cutting a wavy line towards the top and one toward the bottom
Step 6. Hot glue your five popsicle sticks together by placing three together, then gluing two popsicle sticks on top (this will hold them all together)
Step 7. Place a little bit of hot glue onto the top of your popsicle sticks and press the top portion of your paper plate on