Mini Apple Print Notebook

I love notebooks. Do you?

I’ve got them in all shapes and sizes and use them for everything. There’s nothing like a fresh notebook to inspire!

While any notebook is fun, a special homemade notebook is even more fun. So, we’re going to grab an apple, make some apple prints, and turn them into this cute Mini Apple Print Notebook.

Make a fun little book from apple prints to encourage writing with kids. These Mini Apple Print Notebooks are so easy to make!

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What do you think? I think we all need a small pile of these fun mini notebooks.

Let’s get started!

Supplies Needed:

Apple
Red Paint
White cardstock
Scissors
Pencil
Notebook paper
Stapler

Make a fun little book from apple prints to encourage writing with kids. These Mini Apple Print Notebooks are so easy to make!

How to make a Mini Apple Print Notebook

To make these notebooks, you need to start with your apple print.

Cut an apple in half vertically, and dry the inside off a bit with a paper towel. Brush red paint thickly on the cut half of the apple and press it down on your cardstock.

Add some more paint to your apple and make a second apple print next to your first one. Leave a small space between the two prints. See the above photo for an example.

Make a fun little book from apple prints to encourage writing with kids. These Mini Apple Print Notebooks are so easy to make!

Once your paint is dry, cut out the cover of your notebook. Cut around both of the apple prints in a simple apple shape. Leave the two prints connected in the middle.

Fold your cover in half. If you want to trim the edges up a little at this point, you can.

Unfold your cover and place it down on your small pile of notebook paper. I used five sheets of notebook paper, so that when folded, my mini notebook had ten pages. Trace around the entire cover.

Cut your notebook paper along the traced lines.

Make a fun little book from apple prints to encourage writing with kids. These Mini Apple Print Notebooks are so easy to make!

Stack your notebook paper with the cover on top and fold all along the middle. Stack it neatly and staple it all together in the middle along the crease (see picture above).

Once your mini apple print notebook is put together, you can trim the edges of your inside pages so that everything is neat.

Now it’s time to write!

Fun things to write in your notebook

You can write about almost anything, but here are some fun apple topics you can write about in your apple print notebook.

Write about a trip to an apple orchard.

Record your favorite apple recipe (or two).

Do an apple taste test and record the results in your mini notebook.

Make a list of your favorite apple foods.

What would you write about?

Make a fun little book from apple prints to encourage writing with kids. These Mini Apple Print Notebooks are so easy to make!

If you enjoyed this Mini Apple Print Notebook, the above photo is perfect for sharing on Facebook, or you can save the photo below on Pinterest.

Make a fun little book from apple prints to encourage writing with kids. These Mini Apple Print Notebooks are so easy to make!

You may also like one of these fun apple crafts:

A is for Apple Print Wreath 

Apple and Pumpkin Mini Books (with writing prompts)

Black and White Apple Prints

Yarn Apple Craft for Kids at Hands On As We Grow

Have you seen the Seasons School resources over at NurtureStore? The Autumn Workshops are complete curriculum of creative, hands-on, real-world learning. The autumn topics include Apples & Pumpkins and Leaves & Twigs units with everything organised for you, including lots of gorgeous printables. They integrate math, science, literacy, art and play through a nature-inspired adventure. These guided lesson plans give you everything you need to enjoy an autumn of creativity and learning with your children. See more here.

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Terri is a writer and mom of two elementary-aged girls. She has a passion for learning and is always looking for ways to make learning fun. You can find her at Better Than Homework where she shares fun learning activities or Creative Family Fun where she shares art, craft, and family fun ideas.

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