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Toddler Apple Tree Craft

Make a sweet apple tree by tracing your little one's arm and hand!
Total Time10 minutes


  • 5-10 red, green, and/or yellow pom-poms
  • 1 piece brown construction paper
  • 1 piece blue construction paper
  • 1 piece green construction paper
  • Elmer's Glue
  • crayons


  • Start by tracing your little one's forearm and hand on the brown construction paper. This will be your tree trunk and branches. (Caution: it tickles!) Cut it out, or let them try if they're old enough for scissors.
  • Cut the green paper into a cloud-shaped blob for the tree leaves.
  • Glue the green cutout to the blue paper (sky), and then glue the brown cutout on top, so the hand looks like branches and the forearm looks like a trunk.
  • Place a dime-sized glop of glue on each pom-pom, and let your toddler stick them down on the leaves. Yes, they will get sticky, and yes the sensory experience will be good for them!
  • Wash your toddler's grubby hands. (Actually, let's not kid ourselves: you'll probably also be washing their whole body!)
  • Once the pom-poms dry, let them color onto the scene if they wish! (Birds, grass, planes, their family, etc.)