Kids can explore Autumn’s colours and textures while making a fall tree craft with tissue paper and twigs!
If you’re looking for fall tree crafts to make with toddlers and preschoolers, you’ll find lots of them among the pages of my blog. We do live in Canada after all, where we’re known for our vibrant fall colours. There’s no shortage of crafting inspiration at this time of year!
If you’ve been with us a while, you know I’m all about inexpensive and easy crafts for kids. I love keeping our crafting cost low by using items from nature or around the home or even the recycling bin.
Today, we’re crafting with tissue paper I’ve saved from birthdays and celebrations. Tissue paper is one of the best materials for kids crafts! Check out our tissue paper apple trees, hand and tissue paper trees, and our colourful fall wreaths to see what I mean!
The vibrant tissue paper and the twigs in today’s fall tree craft allows kids to explore the colours and textures of the Autumn.
Let’s get started!
To make your twig and tissue paper fall tree craft, you’ll need:
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- Fall coloured Tissue Paper (cut into 2.5 inch squares)
- School Glue (I poured ours into small bowls)
I placed the tissue paper squares in a plastic bowl so the kids could just reach in and grab whatever colour they wanted. Keeping them in the bowl also prevented our tissue paper leaves from blowing away.
Make a base for your trees:
So the twigs would stand up while we worked on them, I pushed them into a sheet of styrofoam. You could stand them in a jar, but they’d be fine just laying on the table.
Attaching your tissue paper leaves:
The hooligans generously dabbed and coated their trees with glue, and then stuck the colourful tissue “leaves” all over their branches.
For very young children, who find a glue bottle too difficult to manage, I often set out small bowls filled with our glue. The children can simply dip a paint brush into the glue and they’re off to the races.
Oh yes, we are SO proud of our efforts!
Don’t these little trees look lovely? I just love how vibrant their “leaves” are in the sunlight.
These colourfully decorated twigs will add a splash of colour to any table in your home.
You could display them in a vase, or in a jar filled with small sties. You could even fill a miniature post with soil!
We painted small styrofoam blocks and decorated those with tissue paper.
Have you ever seen such an adorable, fall tree?
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Jackie is a mom, wife, home daycare provider, and the creative spirit behind Happy Hooligans. She specializes in kids’ crafts and activities, easy recipes, and parenting. In 1997, Jackie stepped out of the corporate world to start a family and to open her own home daycare. She began blogging in 2011, and today, Happy Hooligans inspires more than 2 million parents, caregivers and Early Years Professionals all over the globe.