Create this Apple Yo-Yo and use it to make a multitude of beautiful items. You can make a pin or bookmark for a favorite teacher, or even glue a bunch of them onto a barrette or headband for a special little girl. These versatile yo-yos can be used in any way your imagination takes you. Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Scrap red material
  • Cardboard
  • A piece of brown felt
  • Two leaves or pieces of green felt cut into leaf shapes
  • A needle and thread
  • Hot glue and a glue gun


  1. Cut a circle about 4 inches in diameter out of the red material.
  2. Cut a circle about 2 ½ inches in diameter out of the cardboard.
  3. Use your needle and thread to sew a straight stitch around the outside edge of the red material circle, so it can be easily pulled into a yo-yo in the middle.
  4. Place the cardboard circle in the center of the red yo-yo, and pull it closed tight. Knot the thread to secure it.
  5. Use hot glue to attach a tiny rectangle of brown felt for the stem.
  6. Glue the green leaves onto the yo-yo.
  7. You can add a magnet to the back of the yo-yo, string multiple yo-yos together to create a decoration, or use them to accent other crafts you make.