The weather turning cooler means that the little ones are often inside more than they are out. During the fall season, I enjoy finding fall preschool crafts to keep them busy. While they love to finger paint and do messy crafts, sometimes I need a craft that is easier and doesn’t involve so much clean up. This Fall Tree Craft is so fun and easy. Depending on the age of your child, or children, you can let them do all the work or you can do some of the prep work ahead of time to make the project even easier. Either way, it’s a great fall preschool craft! This 3D fall tree craft with with turning foliage is lots of fun and perfect for this time of year!
Tree Craft Preschool Kids Will Love
Preschool tree crafts are a great learning opportunity. Tree crafts for preschoolers help them conceptualize how trees are large at the base and then branch off of the trunk to hold smaller twigs and finally leaves with gather the sun to make energy for the tree. This is also a great time to learn about how some trees lose their leaves in fall during the cold months but they come back in the spring! Talking about the different shades of leaves on an Autumn tree is a great way to discuss colors. These three-dimensional paper trees are fun to make!
- Brown Paper Lunch Bags
- Construction Paper or Tissue Paper in fall leaf colors (green paper, yellow, orange, red, and even brown work well)
- Glue Sticks
Kids will love this 3D fall tree craft!
How To Make A 3D Tree:
Open the paper bag and twist it shut just above the bottom to create the base for your “tree”. Your toddler may need help with this part to make a 3 D tree base that is solid and stands up straight.
Depending on your child’s age either assist them in cutting the top of the paper bag into wide strips or pre-cut the bag. After the strips are cut have your child twist each strip to create tree branches for your 3 D paper tree.
Next have your toddler tear the colored paper into small pieces to create leaves in fall colors. If your toddlers are too young to do the tearing part, you can cut pieces or tear the pieces up ahead of time to have enough leaves.
Kids should have several leaves of each color. They will glue these fall leaves to the branches and even a few to the ground underneath. They do not need to be perfect leaf shapes because this is a toddler craft. If you are working with older children, they could use scissors to cut the paper into actual leaf shapes. Or you could even use a paper punch in a leaf shape, if you have one! That would be fun for younger kids too.
Once there are several pieces torn and ready begin gluing them to the tree with a glue stick. Again, depending on the age of your child, you may need to assist them with this step.
Once the leaves are all glued on set the tree aside to allow the glue to dry. When the glue is dry the tree can be displayed as part of your fall decor! I hope you kids enjoy learning how to make a 3D tree.
This is a great fall preschool craft for talking about the change of seasons. You can introduce the concept that there are four season in a year. You can also talk about the signs and timing of each season. For older kids, you may also like to discuss why leaves fall off of trees in autumn.
Do you think your kids will enjoy this fall tree craft tutorial with step by step directions? We’d love to see how your fall crafts turn out. Share them on social media @familyfocublog!
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