DLTK's Crafts for Kids
Autumn Tree Craft
Contributed by Leanne Guenther
There are variations on this craft depending on which templates you print and how messy you want to get. You can either:
- Print the Trunk and the Leaves and paste them together. (Like the
picture to the right.)
the Leaves and decorate a "homemade" trunk (to make the trunk, trace your
child's arm from the elbow up, including the fingers, like the picture to
- Print the trunk and decorate with "handprint" leaves (fingerpaint)
You can also go outside and collect real fall leaves and paste those on
like the picture to the right.
- something to colour with,
- You will also need fingerpaints if you choose the third option.
- You will need to collect some leaves from outsite if you choose the
- Print out the craft template of choice.
- Colour pieces, as necessary. (For a change of pace, try using different mediums than you typically do, such as paints or pastels). Pastels
smudged make really nice fall leaves!
- Cut out the pieces. This step may require adult assistance. Don't worry too much about getting the tree branches cut out perfectly.
We'll cover any remaining white space with leaves.
- Glue template pieces together or make handprint leaves, depending on the Alternative you chose.
- You can glue the entire tree to a decorated background (blue construction paper, with green tissue paper for grass and white cotton balls for clouds
works very nicely!).
- Close the template window after printing to return to this screen.
- Set page margins to zero if you have trouble fitting the template on one page (FILE, PAGE SETUP or FILE, PRINTER SETUP in most browsers).
Printable version of these instructions