An Easy Yarn Apple Craft for Kids

Are you looking for a fun and easy yarn apple craft for kids? If so, you’ve come to the right place! In addition to the other fun crafts on my blog, this yarn craft is so much fun to kick off the apple season.



Easy Apple Craft for Kids of All Ages

Sometimes we need fun apple crafts that don’t require a lot of materials, such as paint, clue, and boxes of pom poms. Instead, it can be a simple idea that only requires cardboard and yarn – just like this fun Fall craft.

This activity is perfect for all things apple related, as well as a fun way to build the kids’ fine motor skills. As you will see below, young children will use their little hands to wrap yarn to make this simple craft. 



Materials for Yarn Apple Craft for Kids

This Fall season, you don’t need to break the bank planning for apple craft ideas! This apple theme craft is a great way for the kids to have lots of fun with only a couple items. So, you may be asking “What do I need to make this cute apple craft with yarn?’.

  • Cardboard
  • Red, Yellow, and/or Green Yarn (different shades if you want a diverse munch of apples)
  • Tape

Did you know that yarn crafts can help reduce anxiety, build fine motor skills, and promote creativity and self-esteem? It’s true. Kids activities, or preschool apple crafts with yarn, support your sensory and arty crafty kids’ needs. If you are interested in non-toy gifts for creative kids, check out 5 Fantastic Arts and Crafts Boxes for Kids  


Creative Apple Crafts with Yarn

Now that you have your supplies, let’s get started on these colorful apple crafts.

  1. Cut out a cardboard apple . (This is a great way to reuse your amazon boxes)
  2. Choose a yarn color.
  3. Tape the end of a long piece of yarn to the back of the apple.
  4. Wrap the cardboard apple with yarn until you cannot see the cardboard. Don’t cover the stem.

This is the perfect time Ito reuse your old amazon boxes. If you’re like ma and the thousands of teachers inside the Teachers on a Budget group, amazon boxes arrive at your house on the regular.

After drawing several different sized apples onto the cardboard, I suggest using an Exacto knife, or box cutters, to cut them out. This is not a task for younger children. Sometimes, we have to have things prepped for them to have fun without getting hurt.




The kids can choose from red, yellow, or green yarn. They could also mix the three apple yarn colors together, and wrap the apple with all three yarns at once.

Once they choose their color, tape the end of the yarn to the back of the cardboard apple. This is a great idea to help the yearn stay in place as they wrap the apple. I like to tape it on, and do a couple wraps in each direction to get the kids started. This way, they can see what’s expected of them.

The kids will then keep wrapping the cardboard until it is completely covered. This yarn project is a fun activity for older preschoolers and even the older kids. It seems as though kids of all ages find different ways to make them look so good. Wrap green pipe cleaners around the stems to make them look like real apples.


Give Yarn Apple Crafts as a Gift

When done, your kids will have a fun keepsake of their apple picking and apple crafting experiences.

You can also use a hole punch, string together a set of apples, and have the most beautiful yarn apple garland. That would be a great teacher gift to be hun in the classroom or on a bulletin board full of cute apple activities.

Yarn crafting and apple tasting sounds like the perfect Fall activity to do with kids.

Happy crafting! Be sure to take a picture, and tag us on Instagram @LittleLearningCorner so we can see how the yarn apple craft for kids turned out!


Before you go, here are some more Fall crafts you will enjoy:

Tissue Paper Fall Tree Craft

Easy Crafts for Fall

Fall Poems for Kids


Yarn Apple Craft for Kids