A Simple Autumn Tree Craft Activity for Young Children

An Autumn Tree made from card and a toilet roll tube.

We decided to make an Autumn tree at home this week as we’ve been doing some Autumn leaf activities and Pip wanted to make an actual tree. It was also nice to make an Autumn tree because we’ve spent a lot of time talking about the changing trees while out and about on our walks.

This is a simple Autumn tree craft activity for young children, yet it produces quite striking results, as you end up with a 3D tree. All you need is card or paper, a toilet roll tube and dot markers to decorate (or paint if you don’t have dot markers).

To make an Autumn tree, simply:

  • Cut six circles out of yellow card or paper (I used a small bowl to draw around).
  • Decorate one side with Autumn coloured dot markers or paint (if using paint you can do finger prints to create the dots).
  • Once dry, fold each circle in half (with the painted side on the inside), then glue each blank side to the side of another circle and keep going until you join them all together to create a ball.
  • Cut six lines vertically down from the top of the toilet roll tube, equal distance apart around the top, then slot the top part of the tree into the cuts.
The top of the tree made by gluing each side of the circles together to create a ball shape.
Cut six lines vertically down from the top of the toilet roll tube, equal distance apart, to insert the top of the tree into.

This simple Autumn tree craft activity would suit a range of ages. My little girl is only 2, so she helped with the decorating, while I did all the cutting and fixing together, but older children would be able to get involved in the other steps too.

If you like this idea, why not check out some of our other Autumn activities too.

The finished tree. It was painting with Autumn colours using dot markers.

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