Yarn Apple Craft

Yarn Apple Craft

In a summer we decorated one of our trees with lanterns and it looked adorable until rain, wind and squirrels wore all the beauty away.  Since it’s an apple season now, we decided it would be fun to decorate a tree with apples.  Kids didn’t want any paper crafts and insisted on a 3D design.  At first we were going to take a bunch of tennis balls, paint them red, twist some pipe cleaners around them and hang them on a tree.   But before we could get to that project I discovered an almost full container of water balloons.  We just had to get rid of them before winter.  Besides, we have a dog, which means tennis balls are always in short supply in our house.  This is how the idea for our water balloons, yarn, glue and glitter apples was born.

This is an easy craft that can be done with kids of different ages.  Obviously, the older the kids, the better the apples.   But the beauty of these apples is in the eyes of the beholder my 2-year old held his flat, oval apple in his hand and said, “My apple!  I like it!”


What you need

Red yarn (or green yarn if you are making green apples)
School Glue (not glue stick)
Brush to mix and apply glue
Piece of paper or bowl for glue
Glitter (my kids like red one for everything)
Green pipe cleaners
Water balloons (one for each apple you are making)

What to do

Put a generous amount of glue on a piece of paper and add glitter to it.  Mix it well with a brush.

Cover water balloon with glue-glitter mixture.  Don’t worry about the oval shape.  Once the glue is dry we will pop the balloon.

Wrap yarn around the balloon in any way you like.  Feel free to sprinkle with glitter now while glue is still wet.

And let it dry outside…

Bend and twist the green pipe cleaner in the shape of leaves and stem and attach it at the top.

Here we popped the first balloon with a tip of a pipe cleaner.  Sometimes it can be the most exciting part of the whole experience!  (Never mind the acrylic paints.  It was from another project.)

As you can see, these apples come as different as people who make them.  The most important consideration is that everyone has as much fun as possible!  Don’t forget to use your apples to decorate your house, tree or each other.

More apple crafts are coming up soon.  Meanwhile, check out our list of 75 Apple Books and Apple Recipes Pinterest Board, where I pin the best apple recipes I find on the internet.

Follow Kid Minds’s board APPLE on Pinterest.


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