paper apples

Apple of our Eye

The tradition of bringing a fresh apple to a teacher on the first day of school is a timeless one. We decided to give it a fun new twist with this sweet and simple papercut project – why not give a teacher something they can cherish for longer than just an afternoon snack break? With a few simple materials and the help of our favorite Fiskars scissors, we were able to come up with the perfect template and tutorial for you to put together your very own paper apples for back to school. A great project for you and your kids to make and love, together.

Tools & Materials

  • Fiskars Scissors (orange handled)
  • Low-Temperature Hot Glue Gun
  • Cardstock (red for the apple, green for the leaves, brown for the stem)
  • Template


  1. Gather your craft tools and materials. Then download the template.
  2. Using your scissors, cut your paper according to the template.
  3. Fold and attach the centerpiece to the inside of the apple using a bit of hot glue. Fold each section of the apple up and secure to the centerpiece using a bit more hot glue. Finally, secure the leaves to the top of the apple with glue.
  4. Use a marker to write names or a special note on the leaves and gift to someone special!


Teachers! Make these apples to use as name cards in welcoming your students on the first day. Fun for you to craft and your students will adore them– and you!

Explore More

For more information on Fiskars crafting products, including their DIY essential Orange-handled Scissors (which will be celebrating their 50th Anniversary this year!) check out their website or follow Fiskars on FacebookTwitterInstagram and Pinterest!  Connect with Lia Griffith on InstagramFacebook and Twitter and become a member today for more DIY crafting projects made simple! Feel free to reach out to us with your questions and comments, and remember to use #LoveLia when sharing photos of your projects. Happy crafting ~Lia & Team

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