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How to make a 3D apple tree craft using construction paper

Create this fun 3D apple tree craft this fall. Use construction paper to create a 3D paper tree and top it with cute paper apples. It’s perfect for back to school, fall, or any time you want an apple craft.

3D Apple Tree Craft

We had a video go bonkers on our Construction Paper Crafts for Kids Facebook page. It is this fun little 3D construction paper tree that is full of possibilities.

You can dress it up for any season or occasion. We did simple green leaves before and on today’s post we are turning it into a fun 3D apple tree craft!

Image of a 3D apple tree made with construction paper. Text Reads "Apple Tree Construction paper crafts for kids"

Like many of our projects, this is an easy craft that we’ve snuck some fine motor skill-building into. You will also see your child working on their scissor skills.

You can use these construction paper trees for a variety of reasons. We hung our apple trees on the refrigerator. Here are some other fun ideas.

  • Decorate a back-to-school bulletin board.
  • Attach them to the front of a card for a teacher.
  • Use them to talk about the different parts of a fruit tree.
  • Hang them around your play room.

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No time to make this 3D construction paper tree? Pin it for later!

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3D apple tree made with construction paper. Text Reads: "3D apple tree crafts for kids"

Tips for creating paper trees:

This tree craft is very simple. But here are some tips to help you along the way.

  • If you are making a lot of trees, cut the strips and circles ahead of time.
  • You don’t need to measure the thickness of the paper strips. Let your child experiment with thin and thick strips.
  • If you do not have a paper cutter or circle punch, you can cut the pieces by hand.
  • Making this 3d construction paper tree for autumn instead?  Cut out orange, yellow, and red leaves.  Is it a spring tree you’re looking for?  Create some small construction paper flowers.  Winter is the easiest.  Just leave the branches empty!

3D paper tree variations.

`Check out these other fun ways to create this paper tree.

Yield: 1 Tree

How to make 3D construction paper apple trees

This constructions paper tree is a fun 3d construction paper craft. Create it all seasons by just switching up the apples for blossoms, green leafs, fall leaves, or leave them bare.

This fun 3D apple tree is perfect for back-to-school or apple season.

Active Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Difficulty Easy

Instructions

    1. Start by cutting your brown paper into a bunch of long strips. You do not need to measure their thickness, just as long as you have one the width you would like to use for your trunk. Take the trunk strip and cut/tear it in half.This constructions paper tree is a fun 3d construction paper craft. Create it all seasons by just switching up the apples for blossoms, green leafs, fall leaves, or leave them bare.
    2. Use your glue stick to attach one-half to your blue sheet of paper. Set aside the other half of your trunk for later. Now, glue the rest of your strips to the trunk.This constructions paper tree is a fun 3d construction paper craft. Create it all seasons by just switching up the apples for blossoms, green leafs, fall leaves, or leave them bare.
    3. Once all of the strips are attached glue on the other side of the trunk to hide and secure all of your branch ends.This constructions paper tree is a fun 3d construction paper craft. Create it all seasons by just switching up the apples for blossoms, green leafs, fall leaves, or leave them bare.
    4. Pick up a branch and loop it around twice then attach the end to the blue paper with glue. Repeat this with each branch.This constructions paper tree is a fun 3d construction paper craft. Create it all seasons by just switching up the apples for blossoms, green leafs, fall leaves, or leave them bare.
    5. Cut out as many 1″ circles as you would like apples. Each apple will need half of a 1/2″ green circle. Finally, you need one thin strip of green paper.This constructions paper tree is a fun 3d construction paper craft. Create it all seasons by just switching up the apples for blossoms, green leafs, fall leaves, or leave them bare.
    6. Stack your red circles and cut a small indent in the top to create the apple shape. Cut your strip into little stems. Cut your green circles in half.This constructions paper tree is a fun 3d construction paper craft. Create it all seasons by just switching up the apples for blossoms, green leafs, fall leaves, or leave them bare.
    7. Using a glue stick, assemble the apples!This constructions paper tree is a fun 3d construction paper craft. Create it all seasons by just switching up the apples for blossoms, green leafs, fall leaves, or leave them bare.
    8. Trim all of the stems.This constructions paper tree is a fun 3d construction paper craft. Create it all seasons by just switching up the apples for blossoms, green leafs, fall leaves, or leave them bare.
    9. Glue them to your construction paper tree!This constructions paper tree is a fun 3d construction paper craft. Create it all seasons by just switching up the apples for blossoms, green leafs, fall leaves, or leave them bare.

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More apple crafts you will love!

These paper flowers are fun and easy!

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Image of a 3D apple tree made with construction paper. Text Reads "Apple Tree Construction paper crafts for kids"

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