Torn Paper Apple Sun Catcher

Apple Tree Suncatcher (8)

Before the fall ends, I wanted to do a few apple-themed crafts with Veronika, and this particular activity resulted as an extension of an apple-themed story time. So start with an apple book your child loves! Apples by Gail Gibbons, is a classic, and we also read Dr. Seuss’s Ten Apples Up on Top and Secrets of the Apple Tree from Usborne Books.

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Now it was time to make an apple! Tape down a piece of contact paper with the sticky side up. I drew a big red circle on the paper with a marker, and then tore up pieces of construction paper in red and green. I invited Veronika to start filling in the apple with the torn pieces.

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She was less interested than I thought she would be, but she did lay down a few pieces of paper and I then filled in the rest.

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When finished, cover with a second sheet of contact paper, wedging a brown paper stem in between, and then cut out.

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This is yet another craft that makes a dazzling display in the window.

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It would probably have been even prettier with red tissue paper, but we recently used ours up! Still, the construction paper worked in a pinch.

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