Make this apple tree craft with buttons! This button tree craft is also a great fine motor activity and teacher gift idea that kids can make.
Gluing buttons onto this apple tree craft can help preschoolers and kindergarteners strengthen the fine motor muscles in the hand to prepare for writing.
A button art tree made with apple buttons makes a unique apple-themed gift idea for a teacher.
For more apple craft ideas, have a look at this fun roundup of fall art projects for kids!
Related: How to Sew a Button Apple Tree
How to Make a Button Art Apple Tree
Invite children to make a button art tree for a fun apple-themed activity for kids. My daughter and I made our button art tree after going on a field trip to an apple orchard last year–it was a blast!
You can also try teaching your children how to sew a button art tree with the same buttons. Just click on the link for all of the button tree DIY details.
For more easy apple art and craft ideas, have a look at this fun roundup of fall art projects for kids!
Apple Tree Craft Supplies
- Assorted green buttons
- Apple buttons (We used THESE)
- FREE Apple tree template
- Canvas printer paper or cardstock (canvas printer paper is featured in photos above and below)
- A rustic frame (optional)
How to make a Button Tree: Step by Step Button Art Directions
Use this simple button tree tutorial to create your own button art apple tree!
Related: Apple Craft
Step 1 – Draw or paint the base of an apple tree, or, download and print FREE Apple tree art template
STEP 2 – Glue buttons above the base of the button tree trunk to create the crown of the apple tree
Step 3 – Place button tree craft into a frame (optional)
We placed the button art tree that our daughter made into one of these gorgeous rustic frames and gave it to her teacher as an apple-themed gift.
Related: Apple Orchard Field Trip Ideas for Kids.
Apple Tree Craft and Gift Idea Kids Can Make
Once finished, hang this gorgeous apple tree art on the wall or give it to your child’s favorite teacher!
You can also try teaching your children how to sew a button apple tree with the same buttons. Click the link to learn more.
For more fun fall art and craft ideas for kids be sure to check out our fall bucket list of fun fall activities.
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