This back-to-school apple craft is a fun way to get kids excited for back to school season!

Not only is the finished artwork super cute, but making it is great fun with kids. We used a homemade sugar glue recipe from our partner, Imperial Sugar, to glue the tissue paper down.

Making sugar glue is one of our favorite ways to help kids understand that you can use anything in your cabinets to make a fun craft. We use it all the time in our activities.

Back-to-School Apple Craft

Here's what you need to make this tissue paper apple craft:

  • White cardstock
  • Red tissue paper
  • Green tissue paper
  • Brown tissue paper
  • Homemade sugar glue (recipe below)
  • Paint brushes
  • Apple outline printable

Homemade Sugar Glue Recipe

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup Imperial Sugar Extra Fine Granulated Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
  • 1 1/2 cups water

Mix flour, sugar, water and oil in a pot and stir over low heat until well combined and smooth in texture to make the homemade sugar glue.

Print the apple outline on the white cardstock, then apply the glue to the apple outline using the paint brush.

Tear the tissue paper into pieces and crumple each piece to form a circle. Press onto the wet glue and continue to add pieces to create a mosaic.

Allow to dry completely and your artwork is ready to display!

Sugar is for more than baking!

This summer, keep kids from going stir crazy with simple crafting ideas from Imperial Sugar Kids in The Kitchen, where you can find fun recipe and craft ideas for kids using sugar!

And you can check out these fun activities we’ve made using sugar:

So what are you waiting for? Grab a bag of sugar and get to making memories!