The secret behind this project lies in a few craft punches. They literally do all the work for you!

But, these mini (3") apple booklets are just the right size for jotting down school notes or reminders. Send one, or a few, in your child's backpack to school, or make them for the whole class. Each apple takes about 5 minutes to create, and your kids can help too!


  • Card stock: green (two colours) and red

  • White printer paper

  • 3" circle punch (I have the Recollections from Michaels)

  • 1.5" circle punch

  • Scissors

  • Glue stick

  • Paper trimmer (not shown)

  • Stapler

  • Double-sided tape

How much paper you'll need will depend on how many booklets you want to make. See the directions below to determine quantity.


1. Fold the light green card stock like so, and punch at the fold using the large circle punch.

2. Use the same punch to snip off semi-circles at opposing ends to create apple shape. Round the corners with scissors (which, whoops, I forgot to do with this apple!)

3. Punch a circle with the small punch on the darker green card stock and use it to make the "leaves".

4. Open the apple and glue leaves inside at the top.

5. Fold three pieces of white printer paper, and use the paper trimmer to cut down to the size you need to fit booklet (about 2 1/2 x 1 3/4 inches folded).

6. Staple the sheets together at the fold.

7. Adhere paper to apple with double-sided tape.

8. Here is your finished apple booklet!

You can decorate the front if you wish. I had some stickers in my craft stash with + signs, but the letters are a bit smaller then I would have liked. Or, you can simply leave them blank.

Thank you friends to taking a look today. For more back to school ideas, please visit HERE. I hope you have a beautiful day :)

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