Felt Apples

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Felt Apples
Total Time 1 hour Ages school-age

Of all the holidays, the 4th of July is bound to top the list of Rapunzel's favorites. After all, who has a better appreciation for independence? Designed to celebrate the feisty princess' freedom, this Independence Day crown features colorful paper rosettes and a ribbon braid -- perfect for your child to wear while watching your hometown parade!

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What you'll need

  • 3- 2” polystyrene (aka- "Styrofoam") balls
  • Felt: red, tan, burgundy, and green
  • 2 regular craft sticks
  • 1 miniature craft stick
  • Brown craft paint
  • Scissors
  • White craft glue
  • Pattern

How to make it

  1. From tan, burgundy, and red felt, cut out the pattern.  

  2. Place polystyrene ball in the center of the felt cross and glue in place. (See photo.)  

  3. Glue left and right side up onto the ball first, the ends should meet at the top of the ball.  

  4. Glue the remaining two strips of the cross up the side of the ball, tucking in any felt that may be sticking out.  

  5. For the caramel apple, insert a craft stick down the center of the tan ball.  

  6. For the candy apple, insert a craft stick down the center of the burgundy ball.  

  7. For the orchard apple, first paint the top half of the miniature craft stick with brown paint.  

  8. When dry, insert the unpainted end of the miniature craft stick down the center of the red ball.  

  9. Cut two small leaf shapes from the green felt and glue to the top of the apple near the stem.

  10. First, print and cut out the cup cuff template.

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