Make Apple Cards for Rosh Hashanah

There’s nothing like enjoying sweet, crisp apples in the fall for Rosh Hashanah. You can find apple recipes aplenty for treats like apple and honey cookie pops, bite-sized apple pies, and candy apple pops.

Did you know you can also use apples for art projects? Everyone loves receiving handmade holiday cards, and these apple prints are so easy and fun to make, you may even end up with enough for next year too!

This Activity Works With These Books:


  • Apples
  • Forks
  • Paper plates
  • Acrylic paint
  • Fine-tipped marker
  • Heavy card stock


  • Cut the apples in half.
  • Stick a fork in the back of the apple to use as a handle.
  • Spread paint out on a paper plate.
  • Dip the apple in the paint, then stamp it on your card stock.
  • Let the paint dry, then embellish with a little stem or leaf.
  • Add a new year’s message such as “Shana Tovah” (happy new year).

TIP: When cutting your apple, any shape works, but if you cut them down the center, you’ll have the traditional apple shape, or if you cut them horizontally across, you’ll have a star.


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Find more High Holidays crafts and activities on the PJ Library Rosh Hashanah hub.