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Stuffed Apple Craft

Sunday, September 04, 2016 11:57 AM | Deleted user

Adapted from Buggy and Buddy.sew the edges of the apple with yarn


  • Brown paper bag (or any paper you’d like to use)
  • Manila File Folders or sturdy paper to make a tracer
  • Scissors
  • Pencil
  • Paint (We used BioColor Paint because of its versatility, and I love that it has no odor.)
  • Sponges
  • Old newspaper or crinkle cut paper for stuffing
  • Stapler or hole punch with yarn
  • Brown and green construction paper
  • Glue (We used glue dots, but you could also use any liquid glue.)


1. Cut up an old paper shopping bag so it’s flat.

2. Make an apple tracer by drawing a large apple on an old manila file folder or other sturdy paper and cut it out. (Make sure it’s symmetrical. This will make it much easier when assembling the apple.)

3. Help your child trace two apples (for the front and back) on the brown paper bag. Cut out the apples.

4. Now it’s time to paint! Place your paint and sponges on the table. (Lucy decided on the colors red, green, and yellow). Put your cut-out apples onto some newspaper or other paper you don’t mind getting paint on.

5. Sponge paint the apples. We had fun trying out different color combinations! 

6. Set the apples aside to dry.

7. Once the apples are dry, it’s time to stuff them! First, you’ll want to take the front and back of your apple and secure them together, leaving a little hole to stuff. You can secure them by either stapling around the apple’s edge or punching holes and having your child lace around the apple’s sides.

8. Stuff your apple through the little hole you left. (We used leftover crinkle cut paper we had from gift wrapping, but you could also use torn up newspaper.)

9. Once you’re done stuffing your apple, close the hole either by stapling it or finishing the lacing around the edge.

10. Cut out a brown stem and green leaf from your construction paper and glue them to your apple. You’re finished!

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