Sometimes, I think a craft is done. But then it needs just one more thing. This Rock Apple Craft started with just making the rock apples a cute paperweight kind of thing for teachers for schoolwork. Which is definitely still could be. But it needed something else. They needed something fun with googly eyes. They needed pipe cleaner worms!
This Rock Apple Craft is such a great apple craft for back to school. You could very easily also attach a magnet on the back of the rocks for another way of keeping school papers organized. Or, it’s also a simply cute fall craft, too, and is another fun fall apple craft like our Apple Paper Plate Lacing Craft, this Craft Stick Apples Craft, and our Apple Paper Plate Snack Boxes.
For our Rock Apple Craft you will first need rocks. Smooth, flat rocks work best. Then you’ll need green and red paint, brown and green cardstock, green and red pipe cleaners, small googly eyes, glue, and scissors.
Paperweight Rock Apple Craft
- Paint – red and green
- Cardstock – brown and green
- Pipe cleaners – green and red
- Small googly eyes
- Mod Podge
First, paint the rocks red and green. Let dry.
We didn’t pay too much attention with painting the bottom. You could now seal the paint with a layer of Mod Podge once dry.
Cut long rectangle stems from the brown paper and a leaf shape from the green paper.
Glue the leaf to the stem.
Then with a generous amount of glue, glue the stem to the bottom of the rock. Let the glue dry completely. We used regular school glue, which if used generously held without problem. But if you’re planning on using the paperweight a considerable amount you may want to go with a stronger glue.
Now, wrap a pipe cleaner around the apple. First, leave about an inch or so of a tail on one end. Wrap the other end around from the front of the apple to meet the tail and twist around to secure.
Then wrap around back to the other side of the apple. Twist that side now to secure, this time leaving a bit of a rounded head on the end.
Glue small googly eyes to the rounded portion of the pipe cleaner.
Since we made red and green apples, we used green worms for the red apples and red worms for the green apples. And your worm-wrapped Rock Apple Craft is complete! How simple, and strangely cute, is that?
For more fun ideas made with rocks be sure to check out our Rock Crabs Craft, our Macaroni Pufferfish Rocks Craft, and these surprisingly cute Yarn Wrapped Mummy Rocks for Halloween. And be sure to check out all of our back to school ideas at Our Kid Things, too!