How To Draw An Apple Step by Step Printable

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Are you ready to embark on a fun-filled, artistic adventure with your little ones? We’re excited to welcome you to a brand new blog post that’s as sweet and juicy as, well, an apple! Let’s learn how to draw a cute apple, step by step for kids.

“An apple a day keeps the doctor away,” as the old saying goes, but did you know it can also keep boredom at bay? That’s right! Today, we’re thrilled to introduce our “How to Draw an Apple: Directed Drawing Printable” – an absolute gem from our treasure trove of creative resources.

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We all know how children’s eyes light up with joy and a sense of accomplishment when they create something with their own hands. And what can be more rewarding than drawing one of nature’s most iconic fruits – an apple. But this isn’t just any apple; it’s a cute, lovable apple character that your children can personalize and make their own.

little girl drawing an apple using our step by step guide on how to draw an apple

How to Draw an Apple Directed Drawing Printable

Our step-by-step, easy-to-follow guide makes this project a delightful experience for both you and your child.

It’s not just about the final result – though we guarantee that will be adorable – but also about the journey there, filled with giggles, imagination, and priceless bonding moments.

Download the PDF file towards the end of the blog post.

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How to Draw an Apple Step by Step

You can use the printable to have an easy visual of the step by step, but if you prefer to bring it up on the screen for your child to copy that’s also fine.

This activity does not have to be printed – it’s just an optional extra. So, if you don’t have access to a printer then don’t worry. We will walk you through the steps below.

How to Draw a Cute Apple In 6 Easy Steps
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How to Draw a Cute Apple In 6 Easy Steps

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Active Time: 10 minutes
Difficulty: Easy


  • Paper
  • Pencil or black sharpie
  • Coloring pencils, crayons or markers (optional)


  • Printer (Optional)


  1. Draw the Basic Shape: The first thing you'll want to do is create the basic outline of your apple. Start by drawing a nice, round shape. It doesn't have to be a perfect circle - in fact, a slightly imperfect circle will give your apple more character and make it look more natural. To add a bit more interest to the shape, you can make it slightly wider at the top and narrower at the bottom, with a slight heart shape as shown.
  2. Draw the Stem: Once you have your basic apple shape, the next step is to add the stem. The stem should be drawn at the very top of the apple. You can make it slightly curved for a more natural look. The stem can be quite short, just a couple of small curved lines meeting at the top. Remember, it doesn't have to be perfect - the more organic it looks, the better!
  3. Add the Leaf: Now, let's add some greenery to our apple by drawing a leaf. The leaf should sprout from near the stem. Start with a single curved line that starts at the stem and curves out and back in, creating a teardrop shape. This is the main body of your leaf.
  4. Add Detail to the Leaf: Now that you have the basic shape of the leaf, let's add some details to make it look more realistic. Draw a line down the middle of the leaf from the stem to the point. This will be the leaf's vein. You can also add some additional smaller lines branching off the main one to give your leaf even more detail.
  5. Draw the Eyes: The fifth step is where we start to bring our cute apple to life by giving it a face! Start by drawing two circles for the eyes, positioned in the upper half of the apple. You can draw two black circles, or if you want to take it further then Inside each eye, draw another smaller circle for the pupils. For added cuteness, you can fill in the pupils but leave a little white spot in each for the shine.
  6. Draw the Mouth: For the final step, let's give our apple a cute little mouth. Underneath the eyes, draw a small curved line for the mouth. You can make the apple look happy by curving the line upwards, or you can make it look surprised by drawing an "O" shape, and so on.


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Benefits of Directed Drawing

When we think of drawing, we often imagine it as a freeform exercise, but directed drawing offers a different, equally beneficial, and certainly fun approach. But what exactly is it, and why is it so good for us and our little ones?

1. Builds Confidence: Directed drawing is a bit like having a friendly art teacher at your side, guiding you through each stage of your masterpiece. It breaks down the daunting process of drawing into smaller, more manageable steps, making it less overwhelming, particularly for beginners. This step-by-step approach helps build confidence as learners see their progress with each new line or shape they draw.

2. Develops Fine Motor Skills: Those small hands have big work to do! Holding a pencil or crayon and creating shapes and lines is a great way to develop fine motor skills. These skills are essential for tasks like writing, buttoning clothing, or tying shoelaces. And the best part? Your child is improving these skills while having fun!

3. Enhances Concentration: Directed drawing requires focus as it involves following instructions carefully. This boosts concentration and attention to detail, helping your child grow their ability to concentrate not just in art, but in other areas of life too.

4. Fosters Creativity: While directed drawing provides a guiding structure, there’s plenty of room for creativity too! Encourage your child to add their personal touch to their drawings. Different colors, patterns, or even an unexpected addition – perhaps a cute hat on the apple?

5. Encourages Mindfulness: There’s something wonderfully calming about the process of drawing. The world fades away, leaving only you, the paper, and your creativity. This can be a great way to introduce young ones to mindfulness, enhancing their mental well-being.

6. Teaches Persistence: Art, like life, sometimes involves making mistakes and trying again. When a line doesn’t go quite as planned, it presents an opportunity to learn, adapt, and persevere – a valuable lesson for children and adults alike.

As you can see, directed drawing has a host of benefits to offer. It’s not just about creating a beautiful piece of art; it’s also about the journey of learning, growing, and having fun along the way.

So grab your pencils, take a deep breath, and let’s embark on this artful adventure together!

Download PDF

If you would like to use the printable apple drawing page, then click below to download your free Apple directed drawing in PDF format for easy printing.

Terms of use: free for personal use, and free for classroom use. Not for commercial use.

Whether your child is a budding Picasso or just starting to explore the magical world of art, this guide is designed to make drawing simple, enjoyable, and incredibly rewarding.

Grab your crayons, summon your creativity, and let’s dive into this world of shapes, lines, and colors together! Happy Drawing!

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