Paper Apple Trees

These standing Apple Trees made from a paper bowl and a toilet roll are a bright and cheerful fall project. Apples are a great preschool theme - they compliment units about Letter A, Apples, and Back to School!

Paper Apple Trees

Project Info

Difficulty Easy
Duration Under 15 minutes
Age Any
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  • Eye Dropper
  • Green Tissue Paper
  • Green and Brown Paint (poster or Acrylic)
  • Paper Bowl
  • Red Paint
  • School (White / PVA) Glue
  • Shaving Foam
  • Toilet Roll


  • Step 5

  • Step 6

  1. Preparation: Tear the green tissue paper into small pieces
  2. Paint the underside of the paper bowl green
  3. Whilst the paint is still wet, place the pieces of green tissue paper all over the bowl (They will stick as the paint dries).
  4. Make up red puffy paint by mixing 1 tablespoon of glue with 1 tablespoon of shaving foam and a squirt of red paint.
  5. Using an Eye Dropper, squirt drops of red paint on top of the tissue paper
  6. Paint the toilet roll brown
  7. Using scissors, cut 2 slits into the toilet roll - from the edge toward the centre - each about 1 inch long and about 1 inch apart.
  8. Push the edge of the bowl into the slits. You should now be able to stand your apple tree up.


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