We used the first colored leaves of the season to make a leaf and handprint fall tree craft. It’s is such an easy craft, like all our 100+ easy crafts for kids, and the outcome looks amazing. That’s why this fall tree is just perfect for young age kids, like toddlers or preschoolers.
My husband dreads the first autumn leaves. For him this is a sign that summer is coming to an end. I, on the other hand, see it as the beginning of my favorite season. And an opportunity to create beautiful leaf crafts.
With this leaf and handprint fall tree we combined nature elements with handprint crafts. You can start with a nature walk to gather up a few leaves and end up with a nice keepsake. Use it as a seasonal decor to go on the fireplace.
The idea can also be used in the classroom. Just imagine all the nice fall trees that kids can create and how beautiful the classroom will look with all those trees hanging on the walls. I remember my kids were in preschool, they would go outside for nature walks, to look at the trees changing colors and play with leaves. That would be a good opportunity to gather some of those leaves and use them to make fall tree crafts.
Leaf and handprint fall tree craft
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- brown and white card stock paper
This leaf and handprint fall tree craft is so simple and it is done in three easy steps. Not much prep work, except for the gathering of leaves and no mess. Both kids and adults will love it.
Step 1: Gather a few colored leaves. If you don’t feel like going outside (maybe it’s super cold or raining) you could also use plastic leaves.
Step 2: Trace your child’s handprint on brown card stock paper, cut it out and glue it to a 12 x 12 white card stock paper.
Step 3: Glue the leaves that you gathered around the handprint (Make sure to cut the stems first). Start with the big leaves that go on the outside and then use the smaller leaves as you get closer to the handprint. You can also glue some of the leaves at the bottom of the handprint, to show the falling leaves.