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Apple crafts - DIYs and tutorials

I was doing some research recently into craft projects and came across a ton of fun free apple crafts you can do. I thought this would be a fun way to teach kids about the value of apples, how they grow and how good they are for you.

It's also a good way to highlight that apple production has changed a lot over the years - did you know that two thirds of our English orchards have disappeared since 1950? Or that there are 6000 varieties of apple on the official Apple Register, but only around a dozen are commercially produced now? I hope that with more community orchards and growing projects popping up around the country, perhaps we might be able to take a step towards reversing that trend.

So, with that in mind, let's celebrate the good old apple with these fun crafty projects:

Apple stamps
Apple stamp made from wine cork - crafty project
- Use a recycled material like cork to make a cute stamp to use on cards, gift-wrap and other creative projects. Tutorial on Creative Jewish Mom blog.

Paper Apple Garland
Apple garland made from paper
- A lovely little craft project which can then be used for party decor, or just to cheer up a room. Tutorial via A Nest For All Seasons.

Upcycled Apple Decorations / Boxes
Apple decor made from recycled plastic botles
- I like anything that re-uses plastic bottles, so this fab DIY from Joyful Jewish is a winner for me. You could even put little wishes inside.

Paper Apple Blossom Branch
DIY handmade paper apple blossom branch
- Not strictly an apple, but close, and too pretty to resist. Love this tutorial from Lia Griffith - wonderful!

Paper Apple Boxes
Paper apple boxes DIY tutorial
- Love these pretty paper printables from Alix Sorrell on Oh Happy Day blog. Sweet and contemporary, especially in these stylish colours.

So that's our round-up of some of the nicest apple crafts we found. I love how creative people get with materials, and the different ways the humble apple is recreated. Hope you like them too!

Date: 26 Jun 2015 12:02
Author: Becky
Tags: craft handmade