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Free Printable Graduation Apple Puppet

This adorable free printable apple paper puppet is perfect for graduation season. It features a cute apple wearing a graduation cap and once assembled can open and close it’s mouth!

graduation apple puppet

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With just a few supplies that you probably already have at home or in the classroom, your kids or students can create this craft and also have a fun toy to play with afterwards.

It is a wonderful craft for encouraging imaginative play as well.

This hand puppet is a fun craft that is perfect to work on during gradation season. It is great for kids of all sages.

Materials needed:

  • Free printable puppet template (the download link is located at the bottom of this page)
  • White cardstock (while printer paper will also work, cardstock is definitely recommended to produce the best results)
  • Crayons, markers or colored pencils
  • Scissors
  • Glue or tape

How to assemble the puppet

The first step is to download the apple puppet from the form at the bottom of this page. Once it has been downloaded, print it out onto a piece of white 8.5×11 inch cardstock.

While standard printer paper will also work, I would definitely recommend using cardstock due to the increased thickness and durability.

The next step is to use crayons, markers or colored pencils to begin coloring in the puppet.

There are two rectangles on the side of the page which will become the handles. You can also color these in if you would like, however, it is not necessary as they will not be visible from the front.

Cut out the apple puppet as well as the two rectangle handles on the lefthand side of the page.

Next, start folding along the dotted lines. On the front of the apple, you will see three dotted lines. Fold the middle line down and the top and bottom lines backwards to form with puppet.

After the puppet has been folded, you will no longer see the mouth and tongue. It will be hidden while the apple’s mouth is closed and you will be able to see it when you open up the handles.

Finally, using tape or glue, attach the two handles to the top and bottom of the back of the apple. You can now easily place your hands into the handles and the apple’s mouth will open and close.

graduation puppet template

Free Printable Apple Graduation Puppet.

This activity was designed to be printed onto a standard piece of 8.5×11 inch white cardstock.

Feel free to download and print as many copies of the template as you would like. However, please do not edit or redistribute the files in any way. This craft was created for personal use or classroom use only.

Favorite Printable Supplies:

These are a few of my favorite supplies that I use for printable games and activities:

  • White Cardstock: For most projects, I recommend printing onto cardstock. It is much more durable than standard printer paper and often produces a higher quality print.
  • Crayons: A staple in any crafting household. Crayola is always the top notch choice!
  • Kid Friendly Safety Scissors: These are perfect for little kids learning how to use scissors. They cut paper but not fingers or hair!
  • Glue Sticks: These disappearing purple glue sticks are by far my favorite! I love buying them in bulk since we use them so often!
  • Lamination Machine: Laminating printables are a great way to make them last longer. If you are planning on laminating to make games reusable, be sure to get a bunch of dry erase markers as well.
  • Dry Erase Pockets: Dry erase pockets are a great alternative to using a lamination machine when wanting to make printable games and activities reusable.
  • Printer: A high quality printer is always recommended for the best results. If you are in need of a printer this Brother Wireless Printer is a great choice.
apple graduation puppet

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