Recently I announced a new blog series called Crafty at Camp.  If you are interested in knowing why I chose to start this, visit my first  Crafty at Camp here.


Today's Craft is called Paper Plate Apple Core. I found this 
craft to be super simple for young children, especially when
teaching them about healthy eating.

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Here are the supplies you will need:

  • Paper Plates
  • Red Paint
  • Green Paint
  • Brown Paint
  • Paint Brush
  • Scissors
  • Stapler

What you do:

  1. Cut both sides of a plate to create the core. When explaining it to children, I said cut two leaves out on the opposite sides.
  2. Take the red and paint the rim of the apple. In this example we used red, but any apple color can work. Most kids, just painted the bumpy part of the plate (It helped them keep a generally round ‘line’)
  3. Make the leaf of the apple. Take one of the sides that we cut apart from the paper in step one. You can keep it the same or cut it down to a more leaf like shape.
  4. Paint the leaf green.
  5. Staple the leaf onto the plate. You might want to let it dry a little bit before stapling it on.
  6. Paint seeds on the core. We used brown paint for the seeds and decided to put 3. But any amount of seeds works.
  7. Finally, admire your new delicious half eaten apple core. Don’t forget to pretend to take a bite out of it!

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Crafty at Camp: Paper Plate Apple Core

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