Apples are one of my daughter's favorite snacks! She loves when we slice it open and she sees the fun star seed shape inside, so we decided to make this darling Apple Craft that gives a unique focus on the insides of an apple. The use of a clear plastic drink lid helps achieve an awesome dimensional look to the craft.
- Clear Plastic Drink Lid (I treated my kids to a McDonald's smoothie to get our lids. If you have a large class, maybe they would be willing to donate some lids. Or ask parents to save lids from smoothies, Starbucks and coffee drinks that use these types of lids, etc.)
- Elmer's School Glue (make sure it says that it dries clear)
- red tissue paper squares
- white tissue paper squares
- small black circles made from hole punch
- brown paper
- green paper
3. Add school glue to the remaining middle section of the lid and lay the white tissue paper squares all over the lid. Make sure to tuck the tissue paper around all the edges of the cup so it adheres to the glue and lid.
Pictured below (left) is what the back looks like after adding the white tissue paper. When you flip it over you will see that all of the white school glue shows through. Don't worry! If you used the kind of glue that says "dries clear" it will dry clear.
4. Cut a small stem and leaf out of your brown and green paper and glue them to the back of your apple. Let it dry completely. It may require overnight drying depending on how saturated you put on the school glue.
When it's all dry, flip it over and you are left with a window peek of the inside of an apple. Pretty neat huh?!!
You could also ditch creating the inside view of the apple and just use red tissue paper for the entire apple. Then hang them up on a window to create a stained glass effect with the plastic lid. Lots of fun possibilities!