10 Beautiful Tree Crafts Preschool Kids Can Make

| Last Updated: February 18, 2023

Welcome to the list of 10 beautiful tree crafts that preschool kids can make. These crafts are perfect for helping young children learn about the natural world while also developing their fine motor skills and creativity. 

From simple tree drawings to more complex tree models, these crafts are easy to follow and will provide hours of fun for children of all ages. So, grab some craft supplies, and let’s get started!

Great Tree Crafts for Preschoolers

Creativity | Fine Motor Skills | Letter Recognition

1. T Is for Tree Craft

This is a fun and interactive way for preschoolers to learn the letter T while also learning about the natural world. The craft is easy to follow and provides hours of fun for children of all ages. The craft is also a great way for kids to develop their fine motor skills and creativity, as they will be cutting, gluing, and tracing.

Plus, it’s an opportunity for parents and teachers to bond with their little ones, as they work together on this fun and educational project. 

Grab your materials like: 

  • Green and brown construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Markers or crayons.

These are the following steps to build this tree craft:

  • Cut out a large tree trunk from brown construction paper
  • Cut out several green paper leaves
  • Let the children glue the leaves on the tree trunk
  • Let them decorate the tree with markers or crayons

This simple and easy craft allows children to learn about the colors of trees while also developing their fine motor skills and creativity. This craft can be made in no time, and the results are always beautiful.

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Counting | Recycling | Fine Motor Skills

2. TP Roll Apple Tree Craft

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This fun and educational activity will help children develop their fine motor skills. This craft is easy to make and requires minimal materials, making it perfect for both parents and teachers to use at home or in the classroom.

Here are the materials you will need for this craft:

  • Toilet paper roll
  • Green craft foam
  • Sequins or buttons
  • Glue
  • Brown marker

Now, cut two 2-inch slits on either side of the toilet paper roll, these will hold the top of the tree. Cut a round shape from the green craft foam, similar to a cloud, to use as the tree top. 

Decorate the tree top with sequins or buttons to represent apples. Insert the tree top into the slits on the toilet paper roll. Use a brown marker to draw lines on the toilet paper roll to give it the look of tree bark.

Teachers can use this craft as an opportunity to incorporate counting and patterns as the kids decide where to place the sequins or buttons on the tree top. And they can also use it to teach kids to draw the trunks of the tree in different ways like straight lines, patterns, or even with hidden initials.

It’s a craft and an educational activity that will make learning fun! Imagine the excitement on their faces as they create their very own apple tree masterpiece.

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Creativity | Cognitive | Fine Motor Skills

3. Tree Handprint Craft

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Here’s a fun and creative way to celebrate Earth Day with kids – a handprint tree craft! This activity is perfect for parents and teachers to do with kids of all ages, and it’s a great way to teach kids about the importance of taking care of the planet.

To get started, you’ll need a few supplies: 

  • acrylic paint
  • paintbrush or foam brush
  • card stock,
  • plastic cups or a paint palette

To make a handprint tree craft for Earth Day:

Paint your arm brown to create the tree trunk, press it on paper, and use your fingers to transfer all the paint. Next, paint your hand to make leaves and branches, you can use different colors for different seasons. 

Use your fingers to add details like grass, flowers, and fruits. Remember to wash your hands and arm when switching paint colors. Repeat the process for every season and holiday or make a family tree, using different paint colors for each member.

This craft is not only fun but also inexpensive and easy to make, plus it can be done in any season or holiday and with the whole family. So, get ready to get messy and have some fun creating handprint trees for Earth Day!

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Color Recognition | Fine Motor Skills | Painting

4. Paper Tree Four Seasons Craft

Get ready for some crafty fun with this super cool four-season tree! It’s a great way for preschoolers and kindergartners to learn about the seasons and get creative at the same time. You’ll need:

  • watercolor paper
  • watercolor paint
  • Q-tips
  • washable kid’s paint
  • Scissors
  • glue

To make a four-season tree craft, grab a sheet of watercolor paper and let an adult draw the outline of a tree trunk with branches and a large circle around it. Repeat this picture three more times. 

Use watercolor paint to paint each circle a different color to represent the four seasons: Light Pink for spring; Green for summer; Yellow for Fall and Light blue for winter. Let it dry. 

Take a q-tip and washable kid’s paint and add dots every four seasons’ color all over the circle of these trees Cut out the trees, fold them in half, and glue them together.

And voila! You’ve got a super cool, four-season tree craft ready to be displayed and admired. Happy crafting!

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Observation | Cognitive| Nature Preservation

5. Nature Summer Tree Craft

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It’s time for some fun and easy nature crafts for preschoolers! This project is a Summer Four Seasons Tree Art Project that is perfect for exploring the great outdoors and getting in touch with nature.

Here’s what you need to make your own Summer Tree:

  • Sticks
  • Leaves
  • Paper
  • Glue

Collect sticks and leaves on a walk, being mindful to not damage any plants. Use the sticks and leaves to create a tree on the paper with glue. 

This project is perfect for the beginning of the summer holidays and is a great way to spend quality time with children, even if they don’t want to join in the crafting, they can still learn about nature and the seasons by collecting sticks and leaves. 

Encourage children to observe and learn about the nature around them.

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Recycling | Creativity | Fine Motor Skills

6. Paper Plate Fall Tree “Snow” Globe

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This is an easy fall craft for you that’s perfect for exploring the changing seasons and getting in touch with nature. Introducing the Paper Plate Fall Tree Snow Globe!

This craft is perfect for kids of all ages and is easy to make. All you need is the following:

  • Paper Plates
  • Paint
  • Glitter
  • A Clear Plastic Cup
  • Water
  • Tree Trinkets
  • Glue

First, paint a tree on a paper plate and let it dry. Next, take another plate and use it to make the top of the snow globe by cutting out a circle in the middle. Cut a circle from the page protector that is slightly larger than the one cut out of the plate, and use it to cover the opening. 

Then use glue to attach the leaves to the tree, and put the two plates together. Finally, add ribbon or string for hanging, and your Paper Plate Fall Tree “Snow” Globe is ready to display. This craft is a great way to have fun and pretend it’s fall, even if the weather is still hot!

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Stamping | Fine Motor Skills | Creativity

7. Winter Bubble Wrap Tree

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Get ready for some wintery fun with this super cool bubble wrap tree art project! It is a great way for your little ones to experiment with different painting mediums and techniques, and it also helps to develop their fine motor skills. Plus, it’s a great way to engage your kiddos with nature and get them thinking about the changes that happen to trees in the winter.

To start, grab a: 

  • Sheet Of Blue Cardstock
  • Black Paint
  • White Paint
  • Bubble Wrap
  • Paintbrush
  • Scissors

Here are the following steps to create a winter bubble wrap tree, paint the tree trunk and branches on the colored card using black paint. Next, paint the individual bubbles on the bubble wrap using white paint. 

Optionally, create a bubble wrap stamp using a toilet roll and elastic band. Press the bubble wrap onto the tree and remove it to reveal the snow effect. 

Repeat the process until the tree is filled with snowy prints. Experiment with different painting mediums, such as fingerprints or lego

Get creative and have fun! This project is perfect for preschoolers and toddlers, as there’s beauty in the imperfection. It’s a great activity to do at home, or as an addition to a winter unit at preschool or school. And don’t forget to save this idea for later!

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Fine Motor Skills | Creativity | Following Directions

8. Cherry Blossom Spring Pompom Tree

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When spring has sprung, it’s time to add a touch of nature to your train set with the cherry blossom spring pom-pom trees. These fluffy little trees will bring a burst of color and cheer to your train set, making it the perfect addition to any playtime or classroom activity.

Inspired by the flowering cherry tree in your backyard, this craft is a fun way to bring the beauty of spring into your home or classroom. It’s not only a fun fine motor activity but also a great craft project, just add a little glue if you want to make things permanent. 

Add these pom-pom trees to your train layouts and small worlds as scenery, to make it livelier and more interesting.

Here are the materials you will need:

  • Pipe cleaner trees (brown 3 mm pipe cleaners)
  • Pink pom poms
  • White pom poms
  • Spring green craft felt, cut into small leaves

So, grab some pink pom-poms and green pipe cleaners, and let’s get crafting! Place a tree in the center of a tray and arrange felt leaves in a circle around the roots. 

Scatter pom poms around the tray and consider adding one or two pom poms to the tree for added play value. This activity can also be added to a train layout or small world by placing the tree, pom poms, and leaves in the scene, allowing for interactive play. 

These cherry blossom trees will make the perfect addition to any train set and will surely delight kids of all ages. And let’s make some magic happen on the tracks with these pom-pom cherry blossom trees!

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Color Recognition | Hand Dominance | Fine Motor Skills

9. Paint Swatch Tree Craft

Bring the beauty of nature into your home or classroom with this easy and fun tree craft for kids! Whether you’re a parent, teacher, or homeschooler, this craft is perfect for all ages and seasons.

Just grab some paint swatches from your local hardware store to make stunning and beautiful tree arts and crafts for preschoolers.

Materials you will need:

  • Construction paper – any color you want to use for the background
  • Paint swatches – in any color you want to make your trees, various shades look really cool
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Crayons – optional for details

Start by cutting paint swatches into strips, then pick the background color you want to use. 

Add a shade of brown (or other colors you like) as the tree trunk, then add the leaf-colored strips of paint swatches on top of the trunk by gluing them on overlapping to make the triangular, cone-shaped tree. 

You can make one big tree or several smaller ones to make a forest. Using crayons is a fun way to add details and dimension to your art project.

Endless possibilities with this tree craft from realistic trees for any season to cheerful, almost-dreamlike trees in pink, blue, and purple. So, let’s get crafting and make some beautiful tree art projects for preschoolers!

For more information about this resource, be sure to check out preschoolplayandlearn.com

Creativity | Following Directions | Fine Motor Skills

10. Yarn-Wrapped 4-Season Tree Craft

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These yarn-wrapped tree crafts are the perfect way to bring some fun and creativity to your day! They also help improve fine motor skills.

To make your own yarn-wrapped trees, you will need:

  • A tree template (download it for free here!)
  • Cardboard or foam board
  • Yarn (in different colors for different seasons)
  • Scissors
  • Glue or tape
  • Optional materials for added details: buttons, pom poms, stickers, crayons, markers

With these materials, you can create different seasons like spring, summer, fall, and winter trees.

Print and trace the tree template onto cardstock, then cut it out. Use scissors to make small slits on the treetop cardstock to help hold the yarn in place. Cut a long strand of green and brown yarn. 

Tape one end of the green yarn to the back of the treetop and one end of the brown yarn to the back of the tree trunk. Wrap the yarn around the cardstock pieces and tape the end on the back. 

Use tacky glue to attach crinkled pink tissue paper squares onto the tree as blossoms.

Use a hot glue gun (with adult supervision) to attach the treetop to the tree trunk to complete the craft.

To make a spring tree, you can use pink yarn and add some cherry blossoms. For a summer tree, you can use green yarn and add some red apples. 

For a fall tree, you can use yarn in red, yellow, and orange and add some fall leaves. And for a winter tree, you can use white yarn and add some snowflakes.

You can customize your trees as much as you want, and use whatever you have on hand to make them look like your favorite seasonal trees. So, grab your materials, and let’s get crafting!

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We hope you and your little ones have enjoyed creating these beautiful tree crafts. Not only are they fun and easy to make, but they also provide an opportunity for children to explore their creativity and learn about nature. 

These crafts make a great addition to any classroom or a fun activity to do at home. We can’t wait to see the beautiful tree crafts you come up with. Happy crafting!

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