Isn't it so fun how shapes can be made into different shapes? Take a square and turn it into two triangles. Or, making three triangles from a rectangle! This apple is made from an assortment of simple shapes - rectangles, triangles and squares. Sort the shapes, count the shapes - so many activities to go along with this simple craft!

Start with:

  • Cardboard
  • Scissors
  • Paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Glue

Create it!

Step 1: Paint cardboard red and allow to dry. (We used a box we were going to recycle anyway.)

Step 2: Cut cardboard into simple geometric shapes. (Adult)

Step 3: Glue shapes into a larger apple shape.

Step 4: Cut two triangles from cardboard. Paint green and allow to dry. Cut one rectangle from cardboard and leave unpainted.

Step 5: Glue green triangle leaves and rectangle stem to top of apple.