This Autumn tree art project for kids combines leaf prints, leaf collage, and washi tape trees for a seasonal mixed-media art activity.
Updated August 2021
We love having simple art projects set up for when our kids most need them (think – after school, before dinner, while younger siblings nap). This one isn’t on the cheat sheet of activities, but rather incorporates a few different art materials and techniques such as washi tape art, simple printmaking, and collage for kids.
This Autumn tree art project is super simple but a lot of fun. And kids of all ages will enjoy making trees with washi tape!
How to Make Autumn Tree Art
- Create your tree
First, use colored masking tape to create your trees. Feel free to use any colors you’d like! Trees don’t have to be brown or gray.
- Collect leaves
Go on a leaf hunt and gather all the different small leaves you can find. Get out your stamp pads, too!
- Stamp leaves!
Press your leaf into the stamp pad, and then press it onto your washi tape tree. Leaves with texture, like sage leaves, will make great prints!
- Glue on leaves, too.
You can also glue some of your leaves onto your tree.
Here’s a detail of a finished tree with leaf prints and collaged leaves. And if your kids’ trees have a lot of fingerprints, that’s ok! We think fingerprints look quite leaf-like as well.
How about you? Have you been doing any Autumn tree art? Any autumn crafting?
Want even more Fall fun?
Check out our Autumn Creativity Pack!
This 34-page printable eBook is full of Autumn-themed art activities, drawing prompts, creative play ideas, and more!
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