I’m loving all the fall crafts for kids we’ve been doing lately! My house is starting to look like fall and I haven’t even got my fall decor out yet (although I should)! Today’s project was making fall trees. I have to say, it wasn’t exactly a favorite. M (3 years) had fun, but her picture doesn’t even resemble a tree. In fact, she was drawing on the paper first and I’m pretty sure she asked if she could glue the yarn to the people. Um…yeah. H (4 years) definitely made hers look like a tree, but she is SUCH a perfectionist, it took her foreeeeeeeeeever. I finally sat down with her and helped her finish because she told me she was bored. So this project? Not a win for our family.
Fall Crafts for Kids: Fall Tree
Preparation time: 1-5 minutes
Project time: ~30-45 minutes
Project cost: $ Low
Parental involvement: Low
Inspiration: Red Leaf Yellow Leaf – Yarn Tree at 3 Dinosaurs
- Printer paper
- Yarn in a few fall colors–about a yard of each
- Brown Crayon
- Scrap paper
- On the printer paper, draw a tree trunk.
- If your child struggles with scissors, cut the yarn into small pieces for them.
Step by step instructions:
- Have your child color the tree trunk brown. Set aside.
- Let your child cut the yarn into small pieces.
- Squirt some glue onto the scrap paper and give the child a q-tip to dip in the glue and spread on their paper.
- Let your child stick the yarn pieces to the glue. I let my girls do this on their own and their personalities just shined through!
If you decide to do this project, be sure to come back and tell me about it! Take pictures and share them on my Facebook sharing post! I’d love to see what you and your little ones are making together!
This post is part of my 31 Days of Easy Crafts for Kids series. Be sure to check out the rest of the crafts I’m doing this month!