11 Tree Craft For Kids

11 Tree Craft For Kids

11 Tree Craft For Kids

We’re going to go out on a limb here and say that trees are one of nature’s greatest amenities. 

They provide us with shade, oxygen, paper for our books and tissues, and maple syrup for our pancakes. We can climb them and nap in their branches. We can carve our initials into them (although you shouldn’t actually do this). 

We can even make crafts with them! Whether you’re looking for some fun tree-themed crafts to do with your kids or just want to get a little closer to the outdoors in your own way, we’ve got 11 ideas to inspire you.

Paper Plate Tree Craft For Kids


  • Paper plates (we used 3)
  • Scissors or craft knife
  • Paint and paintbrush (optional)

How to make:

Cut a paper plate in half longways. You can use a scissors or a craft knife for this step, but be careful! If you’re using a knife, use an adult’s help.

Place your two halves on top of each other in an X-shape. Glue them in place if you want them to stay together permanently (we didn’t glue ours). Alternatively, use tape instead of glue so that your little ones can take their trees apart again later on when they’re ready to make something different!

Tree Handprint Craft For Kids

  • You will need.
  • A piece of paper
  • A pencil
  • Some paint (we used glitter paint)

The kids can draw on the paper to make their tree, using the pencil to sketch it out and then painting over their drawing with their finger or a brush (if they have one). We used glitter paint which made our trees extra shiny! If you don’t have any glitter paint available, regular acrylic craft paints will do just fine.

Let your child’s imagination run wild as you allow them to create whatever kind of tree they want—a big foresty-looking tree or a small house-shaped bush would both be great options! 

Just let them go with it so that they’re happy with what ends up being created on this project sheet once finished! It’ll look great hanging up in their room as well so go ahead and get creative around here folks 🙂

Fun Fall Paper Plate Tree Craft For Kids

This tree craft is fun, easy and a great way to use up those colorful paper plates!


  • Paper plates (you can do this with any color of paper plate)
  • Glue stick or glue gun (I used a glue stick because it was easier to use)
  • Paint in your choice of colors (I used acrylics) and paintbrushes, if you’re using real paint

Fall Leaf Suncatchers Craft For Kids

Materials needed.

  • Black construction paper
  • Water bottle (clear or colored)
  • Scissors or craft knife (adult supervision required)

Instructions to make the fall leaf suncatchers craft:

Cut out a circle from black construction paper, about 2 inches in diameter.

Fold over one side of the circle so that it overlaps by about 1/4 inch and tape down with masking tape on both sides of your fold so the edges are secure and you’ve made a cone shape with your circle. Trim off excess paper around the outside if necessary to make sure everything is nice and even looking before you move on from this step!

Apple Tree Leaf Crowns


  • Scissors or craft knife (if you are so inclined)


Gather a few apple tree leaves, and lay them out in the sun to dry. If you don’t have an apple tree, your local grocer may sell them for use as ornamental decorations. Try asking if they’re willing to give some of their discarded leaves away!

Once the leaves are dry, cut them into thin strips using scissors or a craft knife (the latter being more dangerous for kids). You may need several leaves depending on how many crowns you want to make—it’s important not to skimp here!

Tie each strip tightly around your child’s head with twine (or whatever other material is available). Make sure it fits securely but snugly enough that it won’t fall off during playtime activities such as climbing trees or playing hide-and-seek behind bushes near where fruit trees grow in abundance throughout autumn months when apples are harvested from trees before they’re ripe yet edible at supermarkets across

North America every year during springtime as part of Earth Day celebrations every April 22nd on Earth Day weekend festivities around Mother Nature Earth Day Weekend hues; her bountiful bounty upon us all while we celebrate our gratitude towards nature through festivities where we come together as one family unit sharing food recipes made with love by hand since time immemorial–

Fun Autumn Leaf Watercolor Painting

You’re going to need.

  • Watercolor paints
  • A paintbrush (or a cotton swab)
  • Paper plate or other flat surface for painting on.
  • Leaves of your choosing! Just make sure you don’t pick anything poisonous, and it should be okay if they are dry or slightly wilted.

Easy Paper Bag Apple Tree Craft


Paper bag

  • Construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue (or glue stick)
  • Googly eyes (optional)
  • Pipe cleaners (optional) * Crepe paper streamers (optional) * Black marker or crayons for painting the bark of your apple tree

Nature Tree Collage Craft For Kids

You will need to get a bunch of tree pictures from magazines or online.

Take those pictures and cut them out so they are the same size as each other

Stack up your pictures in any order you want, either by color or by how much like a real tree it looks, or just randomly!

Once all of your pictures are stacked together use some glue to stick them together (you might want to put something under it first)

Now you can hang it on your wall!

DIY Wood + Clay Sculpture For Kids


a wooden skewer

  • a toothpick
  • paintbrushes (various sizes)


Use the skewer to make a trunk for your tree sculpture. Use whatever shape you please, but keep it simple so that you don’t get confused later on. If you’d like, paint the skewer with brown paint or stain so it looks more like a tree trunk!

Take your toothpick and shape it into little leaves for the top of your tree, using small pieces of clay as “leaves” if needed! Leave some space at the top where they meet up with each other (you’ll be adding more clay here later on). 

Try making different kinds of shapes here too—you can even try making petals, which will look amazing when painted! Just remember to keep them small enough so they’re not too heavy when we attach them later on 🙂 Make sure everything is dry before moving onto step 3; otherwise they may stick together while painting in step 4!

Apple Tree Counting Book Craft For Kids

  • One apple is one apple.
  • Two apples are two apples.
  • Three apples are three apples.
  • Four apples are four apples.
  • Five apples are five apples.

This is a simple counting book that can be used to count by 5s, 10s and 20s using real or imaginary fruit on your tree craft for kids! You can use either real or imaginary fruit for this activity, but it’s more fun to use real ones because then you can eat them afterwards!

Here Are Some Tree Crafts For Your Kids To Try

  • Paper Plate Tree Craft
  • Tree Handprint Craft
  • Fun Fall Paper Plate Tree Craft
  • Fall Leaf Suncatchers Craft
  • Apple Tree Leaf Crowns
  • Fun Autumn Leaf Watercolor Painting (or a painting of any kind)
  • Easy Paper Bag Apple Tree Craft (the ones that are folded like an envelope, not the real thing)


I hope you enjoyed these tree crafts for kids! Thanks for reading, and please share this post with your friends if you enjoyed it.

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