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

Creating paper versions of objects we come across in life is not only fun, but also opens up new way of thinking for kids.

When we want to replicate daily life objects, be it food, animals, or nature – it requires kids to put some thought into how they can do it.

It helps them to develop thinking skills and by practicing doing arts and craft activities, their hand-eye co-ordination also improves.

Even if they do crafts by learning from tutorials, it helps them to get used to the idea of making things and eventually can create things on their own when left to their imagination.

Here, we are making a paper apple step-by-step using construction paper. So, let’s move onto the tutorial.

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Materials Required:

The following are the materials needed to make paper apple:

Construction paper

– Compass and pencil

– Scissors

– Glue

Black coloured marker

how to make paper apple step-by-step using construction paper

1. Start by taking the construction paper. We chose red color.

2. Draw 9 small circles with a radius of 4 cm.

how to make paper apple step-by-step using construction paper

3. Cut along the outlines.

4. We have 9 circles here.

how to make paper apple step-by-step using construction paper

5. Take another color sheet, preferably light yellow color. This would be the flesh of the apple. So choose the color accordingly.

6. Draw a circle of radius 4 cm and cut it out.

how to make paper apple step-by-step using construction paper

7-8. Take each red circle, and fold them in half.

9-10. Fold all circles to form semi-circles.

how to make paper apple step-by-step using construction paper

Now, what we are going to do is, stack each semi-circle on top of each other and stick them together. We will do it one-by-one.

As shown in pic 14, we need to stick one end of each semi-circle with each other. So let’s start.

11. Take a semi-circle piece and apply glue on one side.

12. Similarly, take another semi-circle piece and apply glue on one side.

13. Stick them together.

14. Press for a few seconds to make sure the pieces are stuck properly.

how to make paper apple step-by-step using construction paper

15. Now, take the third semi-circle piece and apply glue on one side.

16. Stick it to the end of the second semi-circle piece we made earlier in step 14.

17. The completed shape will look like this.

how to make paper apple step-by-step using construction paper

18-20. Repeat the steps until you stick all the nine semi-circle pieces together end-to-end.

Next, in the same way, stick the yellow semi-circle piece in the end and complete the circle.

how to make paper apple step-by-step using construction paper

21-22. Apply glue to both sides of the yellow semi-circle piece and stick both ends to red semi-circle pieces on the right and left sides to complete the circle.

23. Make sure all pieces are stuck properly.

24. Using a marker pen, draw some apple seeds.

how to make paper apple step-by-step using construction paper

25. Now, close the figure as shown in pic 25. At this stage, the paper apple is more in a circular shape, so we are going to shape it like an apple to make it look more realistic.

26. Draw an apple’s outline as seen in pic 26.

27-28. Cut along the outline.

how to make paper apple step-by-step using construction paper

29. Cut a small rectangular piece of paper. This is to make the stem of apple.

30-31. If you have black or brown paper, you can use that. Or else, color the piece of paper using a black coloured pen or marker.

32. Roll it thinly.

how to make paper apple step-by-step using construction paper

33-34. Now, insert the stem into the hole as seen in pics 33 and 34.

35. Make sure it is inserted well.

36. Cut the tip of the stem in a slanting way.

And the paper apple is ready!

how to make paper apple step-by-step using construction paper

Video tutorial to make paper apple

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