How to make a 3D paper apple easily (step-by-step photo tutorial)

Creating paper versions of everyday objects is not only enjoyable but also encourages kids to think creatively. Whether it's food, animals, or nature, replicating them with paper requires problem-solving skills and boosts hand-eye coordination. By following tutorials and engaging in arts and crafts activities, children can learn how to make things and even develop their own imaginative creations. In this step-by-step tutorial, we will show you how to make a 3D paper apple using construction paper.

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Materials Required:

To make a paper apple, you will need the following materials:

  • Construction paper
  • Compass and pencil
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Black colored marker

Construction paper

Step 1: Start with the Construction Paper

Begin by choosing a red construction paper to resemble the color of an apple.

Step 2: Draw and Cut Circles

Using a compass and pencil, draw nine small circles with a radius of 4 cm. Cut along the outlines to create individual circles.

Drawing and cutting circles

Step 3: Create Semi-Circles

Fold each circle in half, creating semi-circles.

Creating semi-circles

Step 4: Arrange and Stick Semi-Circles Together

Stack the semi-circles on top of each other, sticking them together one-by-one. Apply glue to one side of each semi-circle and press the ends together to ensure they are securely stuck.

Stacking and sticking semi-circles

Step 5: Add the Yellow Flesh

Take a light yellow colored sheet and draw a circle with a radius of 4 cm. Cut it out and attach it to one end of the red semi-circle stack. This will represent the flesh of the apple.

Adding the yellow flesh

Step 6: Shape the Apple

To make the paper apple look more realistic, shape it by drawing an outline that resembles an apple. Cut along the outline to give it the desired shape.

Shaping the apple

Step 7: Add the Stem

Cut a small rectangular piece of paper to make the stem of the apple. Roll it thinly and insert it into the hole at the top of the apple. Ensure it is inserted securely and trim the tip in a slanting manner.

Adding the stem

And there you have it! Your 3D paper apple is complete.

For a more detailed visual guide, check out our step-by-step video tutorial below:

Video tutorial

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