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)
- Gather your craft tools and materials. Then download the template.
- Using your scissors, cut your paper according to the template.
- 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.
- 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!
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 Facebook, Twitter, Instagra
Are you having trouble? Feel free to contact us and we will be happy to help you out.
I realize this may be a stretch, but does anyone have this PDF? I just came across it today and was hoping to make them for my students and staff, but it is no longer available on the template link.
It looks like the PDF template is available in the post, if you are having trouble downloading it please email us at email@example.com
I am SO EXCITED to have found your website! I NEEDED something cute for a back-to-school event and miraculously found your darling apples. Just made 25 and they’re adorable!!!! Can’t wait to hear all the women oo and ah over them!!! THANK YOU SO MUCH for sharing your talents with us!!!
I’m so glad you found us, Kathy!! The apples are one of my new favorites, and I’m so happy you love them too! We love seeing photos if you have any to share from your event 🙂
Hai Lia, What is the paper used for making this apple please let know I want to try this…
I was so much inspired by your creativity it’s awesome
Thank you so much! I found this “swiss dot” paper at Michaels– sadly, I haven’t been able to find it online. I’ll update the post if I can find it!
No .pdf available?
Fiskars is hosting the patterns for this project. Click the link that says “template” to download the PDF.
These 3D objects – apple, strawberry, pumpkin – are nice patterns for table cloth weights. Sides sewn together, filled with sand, little Stones or anything else, short ribbon hangers and there’s no chance for the wind to blow the table cloth away.
Great idea, as always!
Thank you Amelia!