This is a fun and easy apple tree craft that uses up those red pom poms left over from Christmas crafts. If you don’t have pom poms, you can use red buttons, red paper, or if you make a larger tree you can use apples to make prints! I like the three-dimensional aspect of this craft and my son had fun counting the “apples” before gluing them on.
- Gather your materials. You will need some 2 pieces of construction paper, a brown marker, some green paint, paintbrush glue, scissors and some red pom poms.
- Draw a truck and the top of the apple tree on a light piece of construction paper. Cut the paper in two so each piece is separate.
- Have your child paint the top of the tree with the green paint. Let dry.
- Have your child color the trunk of the tree with a brown marker.
- Cut both pieces out.
- Glue the trunk on.
- Glue on the treetop.
- Add large globs of glue for the pom poms, my son was rather angry that I allowed him to do the glue for the paper but not for the pom poms. It’s hard to be 2.
- Add the “apples” and let dry.
so cute! i tried pom poms for our christmas tree ornaments but they got a taste test and apparently didn’t pass because she didn’t want to use them 🙂 maybe this will work!
What a fun- not wintry- craft project! Especially for those of us dreaming of spring. I LOVE “Our Apple Tree”. I bought a copy of it at our apple orchard. The illustrations alone are beautiful!
Mom's Marbles says
My boys are on a huge apples for snack and every meal inbetween kick right now.
I bet they would love to make this one!
A cute new take on an apple tree craft, haven’t seen it done with pom poms
Glamour Moms says
CUTE!! I have to try this one day soon!!!!! Aiden is crazy about apples.
Hi! Thank you for the sin craft idea. Which size of Pom poms did you use? Thanks!
Oh I LOVE this one, this is next on our must-do list : )
Thanks! We love the Kookaburra Song so we made a gum-drop tree with a rainbow of pompoms then my 3 yr old wanted to add the Kookaburra, grass, clouds and a sun! She loved the whole project.
Glamour Moms says
We did this yesterday and I posted a blog showing our outcome. Thanks so much for the idea..I hope you don’t mind that I posted it!! 🙂 – Lynds
Of course I don’t mind, I am glad he liked it!
The gumdrop tree idea is genius! I sang that song so many time in my music education class years later it’s still never far from the surface!