6 Fall Tree Crafts for Preschoolers

6 fall tree crafts for preschoolers and toddlers to make!  A fun collection of easy, inexpensive fall craft ideas for kids!

Fall is a terrific time for observing leaves and trees with preschoolers.  It’s the time of year that our trees become most obvious to us because of the vibrant colours they display as we move further into fall.  In our backyard,  our maples and our oak are beginning to shows tinges of red and brown in their leaves, and the colour of our honey locust is changing quickly from green to yellow.  That particular tree is always the first to turn, and the first tree to lose its leaves.  Its branches will be bare by the end of September, while the birch trees and the maples, oaks and poplars hold onto a little longer.

Because the leaves on the trees are so beautiful at this time of year, and because the process of the leaves changing colours is a fascinating one, we do a lot of crafting with fall trees in mind in September.

Today I’m sharing with you, 6 of my favourite fall tree crafts for preschool.

These crafts are all easy and inexpensive, and they’ll allow your child to explore, create and celebrate the colours and textures of fall.


6 fall tree crafts for preschoolers to make

6 easy fall tree crafts for home or the classroom:

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handprint apple tree craft with tissue paper and buttons

Textured wallpaper samples, tissue paper and buttons add a sensory element to these adorable handprint apple trees!


fall tree craft made with coloured popcorn

Don’t throw out that left-over popcorn!  Colour it (the kids will love this process), and make these vibrant popcorn trees!


child making a fall tree with twigs and tissue paper

One of my all time favourite Autumn crafts here in my home daycare:  fall tree table toppers made with tissue paper and twigs.


apple tree craft made with sandpaper, corks and aluminum foil

These sandpaper apple trees provided lots of opportunity to explore textures and some fun painting techniques.


Fall tree crafts with tree bark and paint swatches


I love this paint chip tree craft.  The hooligans made fall collages with their materials, while I made this lovely tree adorned with colourful paint swatch “leaves”.

PicMonkey Collagee


And one of my favourites – the Tissue Paper Hand Tree.  Look at all of those gorgeous, vibrant fall leaves falling from that little hand-tree.

I hope you and your hooligans enjoy making these fall trees as much as we did!

You may also enjoy:

10 Fall Activities for the Backyard

14 Fall Crafts for Preschoolers

21 Halloween Crafts for Toddlers and Preschoolers


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  1. says

    Very very good ideas : I’m sure teachers will appreciate to get some new crafts to do with their children !!!! I like particularly the one with bark, the teacher can take the opportunity for a chat about trees…fall etc Congrats Mirevan from France

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