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Fingerprint apple tree craft for kids

This sweet little fingerprint apple tree craft is the perfect little keepsake. My son is mad about apples, we go through so many you wouldn’t believe it. Fortunately though, we’re lucky enough to live right next to a little orchard, so when the apples are ripe we’re allowed to go in and pick them. It’s absolutely amazing and probably saves us a small fortune, along with getting the little ones out for some much needed fresh air. It was this little orchard which inspired today’s craft, We’re always trying to come up with new ideas that will suit both my 4yo and my 1yo and this one was perfect. My 4yo was able to do the fingerprinting himself whilst I helped his sister.

You will need

  • Green card
  • Coloured paper (optional)
  • Cardboard tube (if you want to use a tp roll you’ll need to make smaller trees, we used a tube from inside a silver foil roll and just cut it to length)
  • Brown and red paint
  • Markers
  • Glue
  • Scissors

How to make our fingerprint apple tree craft

Take your piece of card and fold it in half. Draw a curve starting in the bottom right corner going up to just past the halfway line of your fold. Your curve should look like a quarter of a circle.

Cut out your shape and fold it in half at the point trim any excess card so that your curve is even all the way around.

Fingerprint apple tree craft for kids

Open your shape back up to reveal four sections and it’s time for the fun part! Cover the tree in little ones fingerprints (you only need to paint 3 sections as when folded one of the end pieces won’t be seen). Once your fingerprint apples are dry, you may wish to draw on some stalks and leaves for added effect.

Whilst your tree is drying, take your length of cardboard tube and cover it in brown paint to make the trunk.

Once your tree is completely dry, cover one of the end sections in glue. Fold your tree at your fold lines, pull the glued side around and stick it down on the inside of your other end section to give you a triangular pyramid shape.

Fingerprint apple tree craft for kids

Cut out and decorate a topper for your tree. My son made an apple for his tree and my little girl’s has a cute heart on top!

Fingerprint apple tree craft for kids

Use some glue and pinch your topper on to the top point of your cone. Finish off by balancing your paper tree on top of your cardboard trunk. Aren’t they just the sweetest?! Such a fun way to spend some time with the kids.

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