Handprint Autumn Tree Craft

Discuss the colours of the Autumn leaves as you make this easy handprint tree craft. We always love using handprints in our crafts as they make beautiful keepsakes. This activity is perfect to make after reading the book 'Red Leaf, yellow Leaf' by Lois Ehlert. 


Discuss the colours of the Autumn leaves as you make this easy handprint tree craft. We always love using handprints in our crafts as they make beautiful keepsakes. This activity is perfect to make after reading the book 'Red Leaf, yellow Leaf' by Lois Ehlert.

We love Autumn and have lots of crafts and activities for this beautiful time of year. Take a look at our leaf puppets, conker spiders, and our bubble wrap Autumn trees

After reading the book 'Red Leaf, Yellow Leaf' by Lois Ehlert we made a beautiful handprint tree based on the fall (Autumn) tree at the end of the book.  We found paints to match the colours of the leaves in the tree and discussed what we thought would happen when we mixed our paint colours together. 

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Red Leaf, Yellow Leaf is this weeks book from the virtual book club for kids. Scroll down for more leaf activity ideas. 



You will need:


  • White card
  • Brown card
  • Red, orange, yellow and gold paint 
  • Small sponges (we cut them into leaf shapes)


Handprint Tree Craft


Begin by drawing around a hand onto brown card and carefully cut it out. Stick it to the white card. 

An easy handprint Autumn/ Fall tree craft for kids to enjoy. Perfect for toddlers, preschoolers and older kids. Make a beautiful keepsake based on the book 'Red Leaf, yellow Leaf' by Lois Ehlert.

Dip the sponges into the paint and use them to print leaves around the top of the handprint. You could alternatively use real leaves dipped in paint to create leaf prints. 

An easy handprint Autumn/ Fall tree craft for kids to enjoy. Perfect for toddlers, preschoolers and older kids. Make a beautiful keepsake based on the book 'Red Leaf, yellow Leaf' by Lois Ehlert.

Keep going until the top of the tree is covered in paint.  See what happens as the colours mix together. You might also want to paint a few leaves at the bottom of the page and a few falling from the tree. 

An easy handprint Autumn/ Fall tree craft for kids to enjoy. Perfect for toddlers, preschoolers and older kids. Make a beautiful keepsake based on the book 'Red Leaf, yellow Leaf' by Lois Ehlert.

The resulting art work is really effective. The red, yellow, orange and gold mix well together to create a colourful tree full of leaves, just like the fall tree in the story 'Red Leaf, Yellow Leaf'. 

An easy handprint Autumn/ Fall tree craft for kids to enjoy. Perfect for toddlers, preschoolers and older kids. Make a beautiful keepsake based on the book 'Red Leaf, yellow Leaf' by Lois Ehlert.

An easy handprint Autumn/ Fall tree craft for kids to enjoy. Perfect for toddlers, preschoolers and older kids. Make a beautiful keepsake based on the book 'Red Leaf, yellow Leaf' by Lois Ehlert.

It would be really nice to make a set of four handprint trees, one for each season. 

An easy handprint Autumn/ Fall tree craft for kids to enjoy. Perfect for toddlers, preschoolers and older kids. Make a beautiful keepsake based on the book 'Red Leaf, yellow Leaf' by Lois Ehlert.

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