Easy Fall Paper Apple Crafts

Special Thanks to Annabelle for today’s guest post on some fun DIY fall crafts.  Be sure to view her author bio beneath the article – she’s a very talented lady. 

One of my favorite parts of working at a daycare in my younger days was crafting with the children…

You can take such a simple thing – like paper or pom poms – and it will keep their interest for hours.

And, of course, you can change the crafting ideas with the seasons

From decorated brown paper bags for trick-or-treating to making Christmas ornaments with their pictures for their parents. The options are endless.

Now, another season is upon us…

And, I don’t know about you, but fall is my favorite.

From the pumpkin spice-flavored everything to cool nights to bonfires – it just involves fun and cozy activities…

And, of course, fall crafting ideas!

Everyone wears out the pumpkin crafting ideas for fall, so, this year I decided to do a little twist and focus more on apple crafts:

Stuffed Paper Apples

Check out this adorable fall décor! With some paper bags and some paint, you can have the perfect fall paper apple craft in no time.

You will need:

  • Brown paper bag (1)
  • Sturdy paper (such as a manila folder) for a tracer
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Paint (any apple color – green, red, yellow)
  • Sponges (for painting)
  • Old newspaper for stuffing
  • Hole punch and yarn (or a stapler)
  • Construction paper (brown and green)
  • Glue

How you do it:

Start by cutting an old brown paper bag so it is flat. Next, grab an old manila folder or other sturdy paper and draw a large apple on it – you will use this as your apple tracer.

Grab the apple tracer and pencil and trace two apples on the brown paper bag (front and back) and then cut them out.

Now, comes the fun part…

Painting! Using a sponge and the paint color of your choice, dab paint onto the cutout apples from the brown paper bag.

Once the painted apples are dry, it is time for the assembly. Start by taking the two apples and joining them. Secure them together either by stapling the edges or hole punching the edges and running yarn through them. But, be sure to leave a small hole for stuffing…

Next, stuff the old newspaper inside and secure that last open section.

Finally, use your green and brown construction paper to create a stem and a leaf, then glue them to the top. Voila!

Tip: Make a few with your child then use them as decoration by storing them in a wooden basket.

Apple Paper Plate with Worm

This has to be one of my favorite fall paper apple crafts – the little worm is just too cute to pass up!

You will need:

  • Large white paper plate
  • Green, red, pink, and black markers
  • Green paper (pale or lime green works)
  • Goggle eyes
  • Scissors – regular and pinking shears
  • Construction paper (green and brown)
  • Glue

How you do it:

Start by cutting out strips of the green paper using the pinking shears. This will be used as the body of the worm and gives it a ruffled look. Note, the number of strips will determine the length of the worm.

Next, take each strip of paper that has been cut out and loop them together, securing them with glue – creating a continuous chain. Once the chain (body of the worm) is complete, cut out a small round head from the same green paper, draw a smile (using the pink marker), attach the goggle eyes and then paste the head to the last link of the chain.

Now, for the apple:

Using your regular scissors, cut an apple out of the large white paper plates. Color the plate using a green or red marker. Then, using the green and brown construction paper and regular scissors, cut out a stem and a leaf. Attach these to the top of the apple with the glue.

To wrap things up, attach the paper worm on the apple using glue.

Paper Apple Bookmark

Especially if your child is a bookworm, this craft is a hit! This super simple craft might even make reading fun…

You will need:

  • Red, green (light and dark), and brown paper
  • A black pen
  • Glue stick
  • Scissors

How you do it:

Okay, this is probably the easiest fall paper apple craft in the book…

Using your scissors, cut an apple out of red and/or light green paper. Then, cut out a small worm poking his head up – almost like a backward “7” – out of the brown paper. Using your black marker, color a small hole on the apple for the worm to be coming out of. Glue the worm on the black hole, then draw a face on him.

Finally, top the apple with a brown stem and a dark green leaf!

What are your favorite fall apple crafts? Share with me in the comments. I am always looking for new ideas from fellow crafters!

Annabelle Short is a writer and a seamstress of more than 5 years. She loves making crafts with her two children, Leo (age 9) and Michelle (age 11). She splits her time between London and Los Angeles and writes for Wunderlabel. You can visit her at to learn more about her and her handmade creations.

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