Nature Craft Projects for Kids

Apple Tree Centerpiece for Kids

Be the apple of someone's eye with this apple tree centerpiece for kids. Learn how to make this alluring nature craft below.

What You'll Need:

  • Styrofoam cone
  • Apples
  • Greenery
  • Plate
  • Toothpicks

Step 1: Buy a Styrofoam cone with a flat top at a crafts store. If your cone has a pointed top, cut off the point. Place the Styrofoam cone on a plate. Gather plenty of shiny red apples and some greenery, such as apple leaves or evergreen boughs.

Step 2: Push a toothpick halfway into each apple. Then attach the apples to the Styrofoam cone by pushing the toothpicks into the cone. Start by making a row of apples around the bottom of the cone, with the apples resting on the plate. Then make another row right on top of that, and work your way to the top. It will work best if you put the bigger apples on the bottom, and the smaller ones on top. The last apple should go right on top of the cone.

Step 3: Use the greenery to fill the spaces between the apples. You should be able to stick the ends of the leaves or boughs right into the cone. Finally, decorate the edges of the plate with greenery, too.

You can also make the centerpiece out of other fruits, such as oranges or lemons.

If you like to bring more natural beauty inside, try making the plant press on the next page.

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