Let’s make a beautiful fall handprint tree craft that captures the essence of fall and the joy of creativity. Whether you’re a parent, teacher, or caregiver, you’ll love how simple it is to dive into this fall-themed craft project.
This craft is easy to follow and perfect to do with young children, especially toddlers, preschoolers, and kindergarteners to explore their artistic talents.
We’ve made it even simpler by providing a free printable template for the maple leaves. The best part? The trunk of the tree is made from the kids’ own handprints! This craft project encourages creativity and fine motor skills while also teaching kids about the changing colors of fall leaves.
If you are looking for more seasonal projects that celebrate the beauty of fall, check out our collection of easy fall crafts for kids. So, let’s get started and make some colorful memories together!
Supplies you need to make a fall handprint tree craft
- Fall handprint tree leaves printable template
- One A4 cardstock to stick the tree
- Three A4 construction papers (orange, red and yellow for the maple leaves)
- One white construction paper (optional)
- One brown A4 cardstock
Steps to make a handprint tree craft for autumn
Our Fall handprint tree craft is incredibly simple to create, making it a wonderful project for young ones to enjoy.
To start, you can download and print the fall handprint tree leaves template. Print it on three different construction papers in the colors red, orange, and yellow. Another fun option is to print it on a white A4 construction paper and let the little ones color the leaves themselves.
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Once you sign up, you’ll receive an email to confirm your subscription. After you confirm, you’ll get another email containing a link and password to access our printable library. Inside the printable library, you’ll locate our fall handprint tree leaf template in the “Fall” section.
Have your kids trace their handprint, including their wrist, on a white construction paper using a pencil. You can then use this as a template to cut out another handprint shape from brown cardstock. Or, if you prefer, you can directly trace your kid’s handprint onto the brown cardstock and cut it out.
Next, take an A4 cardstock and stick the brown handprint onto it to create the trunk of the maple tree. It’s a simple step that brings the tree to life!
When you stick the handprint, be sure to leave the top part, which is the fingers, unglued. You will need that space to attach the leaves behind it later on.
Cut out maple leaves in orange, red, and yellow from step 1. Now, give each leaf a little fold in the middle to make them look 3D.
Here comes the fun part! Start sticking these leaves all around the sides and the top of the tree’s branches.
Kids can pick their favorite colors and arrange them however they like. Don’t forget, you can also stick some leaves behind the part of the handprint that we left unglued earlier. It’s all about creativity and making a beautiful autumn tree!
Once you’re happy with how your fall handprint tree looks, you can add a special touch by sticking some leaves underneath the tree. It’s a nice finishing touch that adds to the autumn feel of your craft!
Our fall handprint tree craft is all done! Take a look, isn’t it just so pretty and colorful? Enjoy the beauty of the season and your wonderful handprint tree!
Fall handprint tree with real leaves
You can make your fall handprint tree even more special by customizing it with real maple leaves! Instead of using paper leaves, you can use actual leaves from nature.
It’s a fantastic way for kids to explore the outdoors and connect with nature. This makes the craft even more unique and brings a touch of the real fall season to your project.
More fall ideas for kids
The fall season is full of inspiration, and we’ve got even more creative projects to share.
Paper fall leaf chain – If you’re looking for a great fall-themed paper decor craft, don’t miss our fall leaf paper chain! Not only will this craft add a touch of autumn charm to your home and classrooms, but it will also provide kids with hours of fun.
What we love about this maple leaf chain craft is, that you only need half of an A4 paper to make one paper chain. Connect these paper chains together to form a long fall leaf garland!
Fall crafts for kids – We have even more fun fall crafts for kids. Check out our huge collection of colorful fall crafts for kids to celebrate the fall season!
Many of them come with printable templates and can be made with supplies you probably already have at home. We have a paper plate pumpkin, paper plate owl craft, paper apple craft, turkey crafts, and many more ideas to keep your little ones busy!