If you’ve been around here a bit before then you probably realize that crafting with yarn is one of our absolutely favorite ways to craft. I’m also quite fond of my trusty 1” circle hole paper punch. Put both of them together, along with a favorite sight during my favorite season, and you have our Paper Plate Yarn Lacing Apple Trees!
Right in line with our Apple Paper Plate Lacing Craft, one of our most popular crafts this time of year around here, our Paper Plate Yarn Lacing Apple Trees combines a paper plate with a lot of punched holes and threaded yarn. Not only is it a fun craft and perfect for fall, but these kinds of crafts are great for hand/eye coordination.
For our Paper Plate Yarn Lacing Apple Trees you will need a sturdy paper plate, green paint, green yarn, red and brown cardstock, a single hole punch, 1” circle hole punch, tape, and scissors.
Paper Plate Yarn Lacing Apple Trees
- Paper plate
- Green paint
- Green yarn
- Cardstock – red and brown
- Single hole punch
- 1” circle hole punch
- Clear tape
Begin by painting the paper plate.
Once fully painted, let dry.
Punch holes all around the outside edge. Make these as close together as you’d like, but for a craft like this I prefer no more than 1” spacing.
Snip a long strand of yarn. Thread one end through a hole and tape to the back of the plate.
Wrap the other end in tape, as well, so that it’s easier to thread.
And begin randomly lacing the yarn through the holes until covered. For a craft like this, it’s preferred to go through each hole at least twice so that there’s plenty of yarn for the apples to “stick”. We used a darker green yarn and then went over the top in just a few holes with a multi-color green/yellow yarn just for a bit of interest.
Now use the 1” circle punch to punch a bunch of red circles.
Tuck the red circles between the strands of yarn.
Now cut a long trunk out of the brown cardstock. Glue to the back of the plate. And your apple tree is complete! How fun! We’re so excited to share this craft with you and hope you’ll also check out all of our many more fall ideas at Our Kid Things!