Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Fall Crafts for Kids--Handprint Fall Tree

Sophie loves all things art, especially if it involves painting. So you can imagine how excited she was to make a handprint tree! I came across this cute little project in an old preschool activity book that my mom had (she's a teacher--her home is a Mecca for kid craft ideas).

Not only was it a fun craft to make, but it was also a great way to teach the seasons and review colors. Needless to say, it was a hit! I can't wait to display it with my other Thanksgiving decorations.


Brown, red and orange acrylic paint
Card stock or construction paper
Paint brushes or sponge brushes


1. Use a sponge or paint brush to apply brown paint to one hand and press firmly on paper.

2. Fill in the gaps between fingers and create the trunk using a paint brush. Let dry before making the leaves.

3. Dip fingers in red and orange paint and dot around the limbs to create the leaves.

4. Let dry for 1-2 hours before displaying.

Isn't it cute? Definitely a keeper:)


  1. Hey Katie! this is such a precious idea - I kind'a like it better than the turkey version! I wonder if I can get my 18 mon. old grand-baby to cooperate long enough to do this? ;-) without covering both of us with brown paint! It'll be a hoot anyway! thanks for sharing.

  2. This is super cute! I like the idea of a tree so much! Love how this turned out.

  3. Nice idea Katie! Thanks for sharing. I can just see the excitement in the kids faces as they dip their hands in paint! Thanks too for stopping by my blog and leaving a sweet comment.


  4. Love this idea! you have a fantastic blog and I am happy to follow you on each new post! Have an amazing day!

  5. So cute! It will be fun to do this with each season. My kids are 12 and 14 now....miss those simple/fun projects.

  6. This is so cool! My daughter would enjoy this! Stopping by from Live Laugh Rowe. Love for you to stop by and return the follow when you can :)

  7. What a great website. Stella is going to love this activity.
    Thanks for sharing