Toilet Roll Apple Tree

Toilet Roll Apple Tree

We’ve been doing all things apple related for the last week and I’m really happy with how this craft turned out.  A few years ago my daughter received a eco-friendly craft kit which had a beautiful tree similar to this and so we decided to try it with materials found in the recycle bin.  Here is the original.

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For our version we used toilet paper rolls and corrugated cardboard from a cracker container (any hard paper would do).  We left the toilet roll as is, since it already resembles a tree trunk.  I traced the original tree top onto the cardboard but you could draw your own shape, leaving a long piece to go inside the trunk.

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Have the children paint or color the tree top. For the apples I crumpled red tissue paper into balls and had the kids dip them into a bowl of glue and then press onto the tree. You could also use stickers, die cut shapes or fingerprints.

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Here are the finished products, would be great with fall colours, animals, or flowers as well.

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