A polka dot stuffed paper apple is the perfect craft to do with little ones, and children as old as first or second grade can certainly do the whole apple craft themselves, maybe with just a bit of help. Make giant stuffed apples or medium sized ones, the more the better!
Rosh Hashana is approaching quickly, but this craft is a product of a little crafting session that I squeezed in with my Crafting A Future 1st and 2nd graders as we haven't met for quite some time, and I wanted them to have at least one craft for Rosh HaShana! The apple you see here is actually my example, their creations are yet to be photographed as my camera is broken, sigh.
- newsprint (or any paper you have on hand, even the blank side of wrapping paper)
- colored card stock
- Ink Pads and wine corks
- a pen
Fold a large sheet of paper in half and staple at the edges in a few spots to keep it flat. Create a stamped polka dot pattern on one side of paper using wine corks and stamp pads. Turn paper over to blank side and draw a large apple or pomegranite. Cut out the shape and staple half way or 2/3 of the way around the edge. Fill with scrunched little balls of paper and staple closed. Attach a stem and a large leaf. Punch a hole in the stem and hang with a ribbon if desired.
Wishing you all a Shanah Tovah, a Happy Sweet NewYear!