DLTK's Crafts for Kids
Summer Tree Paper Craft

templates version summer tree
Templates version

Contributed by Leanne Guenther

I think this simple little craft turned out very cute!  Thanks to Sally, one of the viewers, for suggesting/requesting it.

The craft is simple enough for young kids to contribute but still fun for even mom to make (I like doing the tissue paper version but it's tough for preschoolers to make -- the templates are more appropriate for them).

There are a number of variations on this craft depending on which templates you print:

  1. tissue paper version summer tree
    Tissue paper version
    Template Version (younger children):  print the trunk template and the leaves template and paste them together.
  2. Tissue Paper Version (older children):  cut 1.5 inch squares of tissue paper, wrap around the eraser end of a pencil and glue to the trunk template.

craft instructionsRather than using the Trunk template, you can decorate a "homemade" trunk (to make the trunk, trace your child's arm from the elbow up, including the fingers)

Materials:

Instructions - Template Version:

Instructions - Tissue Paper Version:      

Craft Templates:

Tree Trunk Template   (color)   or   (B&W)

Leaves and Apples      (color)   or   (B&W)

 

 

Printable version of these instructions