It's that time of year-time for everyone to grab their buckets and head out for some apple-picking (or at least grab a bag or two from the grocery store)! And with dozens of apples in tow, there are a million-and-one festive ways to enjoy this versatile fruit, including this roundup of our favorite apple-inspired crafts and treats for you and your kids to enjoy.
Slice those apples in half and dip the cut side into paint to make a fun, fruity design-because who doesn't want a good excuse to play with their food? Decorate a fun fall sweatshirt, lunch bags, cards, wall hangs-even a tote bag to carry more apples home in!-with multicolored apple prints.
Let the Halloween spirit loose a little early this year by turning the smallest apples of your bunch into festive ghosts and jack-o-lanterns. The best part about these? They're covered in ghoulish chocolate, giving you and your kids an project that's fun to make and even better to eat.
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If you have some leftover candy pieces floating around the house, try using them to create these monster apple faces. Your kids will love how fun they are to make and eat, and you can (almost) feel good about eating a handful of M&Ms if they're attached to an apple.
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Who said science experiments can't be fun, too? Set sail with apple wedges and this fun afterschool activity.
For a varied spin on a classic way to enjoy apples, create a buffet-style spread for your kids to custom-make their own caramel apple treats. Simply slice them up and serve on a stick, or take an extra creative leap and use mini caramel apples.
Le Creme de la Crumb
What better way to eat a warm, gooey cinnamon roll than in a sweet, crisp apple bowl? It's as easy as hollowing out a couple apples and baking the ingredients inside, and it provides a fun and creative way for the entire family to enjoy a classic breakfast treat.
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Nachos is the kind of snack your kids would eat every day if you let them, and when you swap the chips for apple slices and replace the processed cheese with their nut butter of choice, they actually can! Give everyone's favorite chips-and-dip into a healthy, yet indulgent, spin with this family-friendly recipe.
The Girl Who Ate Everything
Another delicious, apple-filled spin on a family favorite, this recipe is as mouthwatering as it is easy to make. Get the kids in the kitchen and get everyone baking to enjoy a new kind of homemade pizza experience.
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Preschool Powol Packets
If you're looking for a little way to pass the time with the kiddos after school, dice up a couple extra apples, grab that plastic bag full of toothpicks in the back of the cabinet and have fun creating some fruit-inspired architecture. For even more fun, turn it into a competition to see who can create the tallest tower!
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