Although I’ve seen a variety of 3D apple
and pumpkin crafts
using paper strips to form the sphere, I could not find a pattern anywhere.
After a few hours of diddling around, I came up with this simple “print & go” apple craftivity
, complete with several pattern options
and step-by-step directions
using photographs of the various stages.
Few teachers have the luxury of simply making a craft just for fun; so to incorporate some science standards
, one of the options is to make a “label the apple
I’ve included labeled templates
for little ones, as well as blank ones
, so that older students can label their own pieces.
You can also opt to simply make an unlabeled apple, with the “skin strips” going all the way around the core, which is a toilet paper tube.
Completed apples are free standing
and make adorable centerpieces
I’ve also designed the stem as a “looped handle”, so that the red, yellow & green apples
look amazing swirling & twirling in the air, suspended from the ceiling on various lengths of yarn.
This craft goes perfect with my "Parts of an Apple Emergent Reader"
packet. Click this link to have a look
Click here to see the matching “Label a Pumpkin" craft
Click here to see my other Apple activities
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