There may not be a better fall tree craft for kids than this adorable, and so super easy, Cardboard Roll Fingerprint Fall Tree Craft! Make a whole colorful forest of fall trees in all the different beautiful shades of the autumn season!
I absolutely love how this fall tree craft turned out. We loved it so much so, in fact, that we began experimenting with different colors of paper and paints. What started out as a simple fall apple tree craft then turned to orange trees and red, too.
To make our Cardboard Roll Fingerprint Fall Tree Craft you will need clean cardboard rolls. We used the toilet paper roll size as well as paper towel rolls cut into thirds. Also needed are acrylic paints in fall colors, cardstock in fall colors, and scissors.
Cardboard Roll Fingerprint Fall Tree Craft
Acrylic paint – red, orange, yellow, green, brown
Cardstock – green, orange, red
Begin by deciding what kind of fall tree you’re creating. Green cardstock for apple trees, orange or red for regular fall trees.
Then cut a sheet of cardstock into a large cloud shape.
Cut two slits in a cardboard roll, one on each side. Cut a paper towel roll in thirds in slightly different sizes, too, for some variation in height.
Now, gather your fall colored paints and begin making fingerprints of leaves over the cardstock. Red apples on the green cardstock.
And multi colors of yellow, brown, orange, and red on the orange as well as red cardstock. Let the paint dry.
Once the paint is dry, simply insert the tree tops into the slits in the cardboard roll.
You can have an entire forest of sweet, fingerprint fall trees in very little time! A perfect afternoon autumn craft!
Such a fun fall keepsake! Be sure to check out more of our great fall crafts for kids at Our Kid Things!