It's that time of year when before everyone goes Pumpkin Crazy apples are the focus. Whether it's cooking with them as they ripen, heading out apple picking, crafting around them or even learning with them as a theme there is so much to do. To help you I've put together our favourite apple crafts for toddlers and preschoolers so that you and they can enjoy the apple season too.
Real Apple Art and Crafts for Toddlers and Preschoolers
By far our favourite Apple Craft has to be apple printing. It's easy to do and apples are the perfect size for toddlers and preschoolers to hold in their hands. Plus they make the perfect shape for pumpkins as well (see how we used them to make a pumpkin number line and our own Halloween Bunting for the home).
Did you know that right in the centre of the apple when you cut it just right there is a star? These make beautiful dried decorations find out how to make some Dried Apple Star Decorations for the home - perfect for adding a little autumn decor to the house and the kids will love adding some glitter to them to make them sparkle.
I love this Apple Stamping Craft from Premeditated Left Overs - it's a bushel of apples in a hand woven basket that little hands can make.
Like we used the apples to create pumpkins over on Crafty Morning they are using the apple stamps to make an autumn tree.
Why not make some Apple Scented Playdough after you have tried some of these apple crafts. It's perfect for toddlers and preschoolers and only includes 2 ingredients.
Apple Themed Crafts
This Paper Plate Apple Craft from I Heart Crafty Things is just adorable. I love the little worm hopefully though we won't be finding any of those in our apples this year!
Tissue paper was one of my favourite materials to use with my kids when they were toddlers and preschoolers and these 2 apple crafts using tissue paper are fantastic. Check out the green apple craft from Blissful Roots and the red apple craft from The Suburban Mom.
When you've got apples you've got cores as well and this popsicle stick apple core project from Glued to my Craft is great for little fingers to do.
With the weather turning colder the treasures that fill our nature table swap from shells to pine cones, acorns and leaves. These little apple pine cones from Non-Toy Gifts would be perfect to make to use up some of the excesses.
Paper Plates are another of my go to crafting resources especially with toddlers and preschoolers and I know that this Sponge Painted Apple from The Resourceful Mama would be a perfect apple project for them to make.
3D crafts are brilliant to try with toddlers and preschoolers as you can involve a little maths as well. This Cardboard Tube 3D Apple Craft from Naturally Educational looks really good and is easy to make.
Either before you start crafting or after why not make some Apple and Cinnamon Loaf Cake. A really easy recipe to make with Kids and helps you teach them some knife skills as well.
Apple Tree Crafts for Toddlers and Preschoolers to Make and Do
It's not all about the apple - check out these Paper Plate Apple Trees from Reading Confetti.
This fun use of pompoms over on Crafts by the Sea to create an apple tree would be great for working on fine motor skills as well as a cute craft for the kids to make.
Printing is messy and for toddlers and preschoolers that means it must be fun - this loofah printed apple tree from Crafty Morning looks so much fun to make I think we're going to give it a go this year even though my children are now much older than preschoolers now.
Not necessarily a crafting supply but you can always find some cupcake cases in my kitchen and this Cupcake case Apple Tree Craft from I Heart Crafty Things would be perfect to use up the odds that we have left over.