Wonder Craft: 3D apple from old book

05 Oct 2019


Photos by the writer
Photos by the writer

Whether it is a birthday, any special day or an event, wishing someone in a special way and paying tribute to their love and care always counts and your words are always remembered.

So today, we are making a 3D paper apple, in which you can write messages

and quotes of your choice and present it to your teacher, parent or friends. Today is Teacher’s Day, if you are still wondering what to give your teacher, this little bundle of love will surely convey your love and respect.

Things you need:

  1. An old or damaged book

  2. Pencil

  3. One inch of stick or twig

  4. Red marker or red water colour

  5. A piece of green paper to make the leaves

  6. Glue tube or stick

  7. Scissors

Photos by the writer
Photos by the writer


  1. Take the cover off the book, but don’t take the glue off the spine, because this holds the apple intact.

  2. Draw half an apple on the first page of the book, I hope you know how to draw it, and then cut it out carefully, pictures 2 and 3.

  3. Now that you have half an apple cut out from the book, glue its first page and join it with the last one, picture 4.

  4. Open the pages and arrange them neatly so that they can form a circle, picture 5.

  5. Colour the edges red and leave it aside, picture 6.

  6. Cut out two leaves from the green paper; two fold and acronym fold them but diagonally, pictures 7, 8 and 9.

  7. Insert the glued twig or stick in the centre of the apple and glue leaves accordingly, picture 10.

Decorate the apple in any way you like with stickers and messages written with markers inside the apple and show your love!

Published in Dawn, Young World, October 5th, 2019