Fall has so many great themes. We have always loved apples during this time. My girls love doing crafts and I love giving them something fun that might sneak in another skill they are needing.
Today’s model magic apple trees are a great way to work on a fun craft and get some fine motor work in. This is a fun twist of the model magic apples we made last year.
This is a great addition to the apple activities on the site.
We always read books with these. Does not matter who old they are they can relearn something from the books. I love the Apples by Gail Gibbons. It is a great book about apples.
We have several other favorite apple books and we love to read them all.
What you need for the Model Magic Apple Tree
How you make the Model Magic Apple Tree
Before we started I took an extra paper roll and made a circle in the foam ball. I pressed and twisted the roll around to make the circle. It gives a place for them to put the know where the paper roll should go. It does make a mess so have something under the ball.
We painted the paper rolls brown. You don’t have to do this if you don’t want. They wanted to paint it so we did. It does have some fun texture to the roll. We put them aside to dry while we did the rest. It might take them a while to dry depending on how much paint they put on it.
We attacked the paper roll to our foam balls. We did not cover the circle we made on the tree but made sure to fill in some of the edges of the circle.
Once the foam ball and paper roll were attached we started to add our apples. We used our fingers to roll tiny little red balls. This was great fine motor work.
Then put all our red balls on the tree. It was fun to see if they kept the balls circles or pushed them flat. There was no wrong way to put the apples on the tree.
Here is a look at our final Model Magic Apple Trees
Check out these other apple tree activities:
- Easy To Make Apple Themed Wreath
- Torn Paper Apple Trees
- Torn Scrapbook Paper Apple
- 40+ Apple Activities & Printables
Also, check out all the Apple Printables and Activities on 3 Dinosaurs!
Cassie – 3Dinosaurs.com