With school starting soon we wanted to make a craft to help refresh our four year old daughter's cutting skills and this fall tree craft was just right. This craft doesn't have so much cutting that it is off-putting to a child learning to use scissors and can easily be adapted to a child that is still at the "tiny snips" stage of cutting. The end result is a "pile" of construction paper leaves that your child can use to decorate their fall scene however they would like. This is a great fall craft for preschoolers.

What you'll need:

  • Construction paper (green, brown, red, orange, yellow, blue)
  • Glue stick
  • Scissors
  • Pencil
  • Ruler
How to make your Fall Tree:
  1. Cut a tree shape out of brown construction paper and glue it to the blue piece of paper. There's no template for this because it is another part of the craft that an older child could help create. Once you get the trunk glued down, the limbs are just long and short rectangular pieces of paper glued on.
  2. Cut a wavy, thick strip of green construction paper to be the grass.
  3. Use a ruler to draw two to three straight lines on the red, orange, yellow and brown construction paper. Ideally you want to create two ~ inch long strips. Have your child cut along the line to cut the strips out if they are able.
  4. Then have your child cut the strip into small squares. These will be your leaves.
  5. Use the glue stick to attach the leaves to your tree. Remember, it's fall so the leaves can be on the ground, falling to the ground, or in the case of our daughter's picture, floating through the air above the tree!
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