The crisp fall air is starting to linger daily, and the leaves are starting to change colors. Kids will be asking for crafts that remind them of autumn. Luckily, there are tons of easy projects they can do at home with their parents or in the classroom with their teachers this season! Here you’ll find 20 gorgeous fall tree craft ideas for kids.
Fall Tree Crafts
From a tree made with painted puzzle pieces to 3D autumn trees that pop off the page, these fall tree crafts are sure to delight kids of all ages.
They’ll look beautiful on your wall this autumn. Make an extra or two to give to the grandparents to display!
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Easy Autumn Tree Crafts for Kids
Our autumn tree craft made with puzzle pieces is a great way to upcycle those puzzles you have with pieces missing. Kids will love painting them all sorts of gorgeous fall colors and then assembling them into a tree pattern, complete with a paper bag trunk. Isn’t this craft super cute and easy?!
Speaking of paper bags, we also twisted one into a whimsical tree that looks like it’s blowing in the wind, so you can easily upcycle those grocery bags. Add some torn paper leaves to it to complete the look.
Fall is the perfect time for crafting—and for snacking! This sweet and savory fall tree snack is going to be a hit with kids of all ages. Using pretzel sticks and Fruit by the Foot, you can make a beautiful autumn tree that is literally good enough to eat!
Our Thankful Tree is an absolutely gorgeous fall centerpiece as well as a fun craft and gratitude activity. Gather real leaves to write the things you’re thankful for, and add one to your tree each day. And you’ll be surprised at how quickly the leaves add up when you focus on being grateful for all that you have.
Fun Fall Tree Crafts for Kids
Bubble Wrap Autumn Tree by artycraftykids.com: Pair the printable tree template with some painted bubble wrap to create an art piece with amazing texture and color.
This simple printing technique makes crafts easy and fun for preschoolers.
Tissue Paper Fall Handprint Tree by funhandprintartblog.com: Have your child trace their arm and hand to make the tree trunk and branches, and tear tissue paper, crepe paper, or construction maker to make some beautiful leaves. This craft will make a beautiful keepsake for fall.
Autumn Tree Painting with Cotton Balls by projectswithkids.com: You can easily print the tree branch template and then get to work creating a gorgeous autumn scene using paint, cotton balls, and a clothespin. The fall colors really pop against the blue sky background.
Paper Quilling Fall Tree by artsycraftsymom.com: Practice your paper quilling skills by making a fun fall tree. This is a beautiful project for older kids, tweens, and teens since it requires more advanced fine motor skills. Wouldn’t it look lovely on a canvas?
Fingerprint Handprint Autumn Tree by artycraftykids.com: This handprint tree combines a handprint and fingerprints for an adorable keepsake you’ll want to hang on your wall all autumn long.
Fall Tree Arts and Crafts
Contact Paper Fall Tree by simplytodaylife.com: This fall tree can either be done as an apple tree or an autumn tree—your choice!
Kids can practice their fine motor skills by grasping the pieces of yarn and tissue paper and get in a little scissors practice to cut up the tissue paper, too.
Sponge Painted Fall Tree by aboutamom.com: This pretty tree was created by dipping the end of a sponge into the paint to stamp out a leaf pattern. This fun and simple autumn tree craft is perfect for home or in the classroom. It’s very low prep!
Handprint Fall Tree with Real Leaves by nontoygifts.com: Pair your child’s sweet little handprints with some real leaves to create a gorgeous mixed media piece for fall. Of course, if you live in an area where the leaves don’t really change much, so you can pick up some faux fall leaves at the craft store.
Art Projects for Kindergarten
Handprint Tree by thebestideasforkids.com: Here’s another autumn keepsake made with handprints, an empty paper towel roll, pinecones, sticks, and more. It looks like a tree that you’d find in the forest surrounded by wayward pinecones, sticks, and other natural materials.
Magnetic Fall Tree by hellowonderful.co: This is such a creative idea! The leaves are held in place by a magnet behind the paper plate, and they fall when the magnet is removed.
Interactive crafts are always lots of fun. Kids will want to arrange the leaves on this tree, again and again, to see it in action.
3D Fall Tree with Circles by nontoygifts.com: Use a circle punch to make circles for this craft, or get in lots of scissor practice by cutting out some circles yourself! Folding the circles in half makes the leaves look like they’re popping off the page. Beautiful!
Preschool Fall Tree Crafts
Fall Tree Painting with Bundled Q-Tips by projectswithkids.com: Painting with q-tips is so much fun and is great for kids who haven’t mastered the paintbrush yet.
Dabbing groups of q-tips creates a beautiful fall leaf pattern on the branches.
3D Rolled Paper Fall Tree by meaningfulmama.com: This rolled paper autumn tree is totally canvas-worthy. The curly leaves pop off the page, and the colors are perfectly suited to fall. You could probably make a charming apple tree using this technique, too.
Fruit Loop Fall Tree by ourkidthings.com: Encourage your kids to play with their food—at least, in this instance. Fruit loops are the perfect colors to make a fun fall tree craft with your toddler or preschooler. Provide some on the side as a snack as well.
Black Glue Autumn Tree Art by artycraftykids.com: Watercolors and black glue pair wonderfully together. The dark black outline made with glue makes the soft watercolors stand out. They look brighter and bolder in contrast. This is very easy to make using the printable template!
Bleeding Tissue Paper Fall Tree by craftsonsea.co.uk: Using bleeding tissue is a wonderful way to add soft colors to your artwork, particularly in the background.
This piece looks like the leaves are fading away, as they do every fall.
We hope you enjoyed our list of 20 fall tree crafts for kids! Which one are you most excited about trying?
Make sure to pin this post, so it’s easy to find when the leaves start changing colors and falling from the trees. Happy crafting!