Styrofoam Apple Trees

It's always fun doing apple projects, but particularly so in the fall. Kids can create their own apple laden trees in this project.

Styrofoam Apple Trees

Project Info

Difficulty Easy
Duration 15-30 minutes
Age 3+
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  • 3" Styrofoam Ball
  • Brown Paint
  • Playdoh or modeling clay
  • Popsicle Stick
  • Red Pom Poms
  • Small Plant Pot (about 2" diameter)
  • Thick Green Paint (we used puffy paint, acrylics would work too)


  • Step 1

  • Step 2

  • Step 3

  • Step 4

  1. Paint the popsicle stick brown
  2. Fill the plant pot with playdoh
  3. Stick the popsicle stick into the styrofoam ball, and then stick the other end into the pot of playdoh
  4. Paint the styrofoam ball green - make sure to dab the paint on thickly so that the surface appears uneven (but not so thick that the paint starts to roll off)
  5. Whilst the paint is still wet, press red pom poms onto the paint (Or if you would prefer, wait for the paint to dry and use glue to apply the pom poms)


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Useful supplies

Terra Cotta Pot
Terra Cotta Pot
Floracraft Styrofoam Balls, 3-Inch, White, Pack of 6
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Multicraft Imports Krafty Kids CW500 Craftwood Regular Craft Sticks, 4.5in by 0.38in, 100-Piece
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