We saw the method for making a paper bag pumpkin here, But as we had bigger paper bags, the ones baquettes come in, we made some apples and then some pears. We crumpled a few old sheets of paper and put them in the bag (we made two paper balls for the pear). We tied them well and added a leaf. We colored them with tempera paints.
See how we made similar paper fruits in the playroom of Ri-Ri-Ra