Woodgrain Handprint Trees

Hi friends!

Today we have a super easy, fall craft because we have had a super fun, packed week! Our family had the most amazing time celebrating two beautiful couples on their wedding days and then a themed birthday party where half the fun was eating with only fingers on newspaper and the rest on happy, loud, conversation. To say fall has had a great start is an understatement. With that, we decided to continue the hands & paper theme and get yours involved too. You’ll only need a few items for this fuss-free craft; one of which is right outside your door. So go hunting for leaves and bring some back in those rich fall colors.

*Click on photos for closer look

What You'll Need

  1. White Construction Paper

  2. Glue

  3. Different Leaves

  4. Brown Crayons

    optional: Wood Table or Board with Raised Grain, Color Pencils


The Steps

  1. Pick your leaves in different colors, sizes too if you’d like.

We have Cherry tree leaves and Japanese Maple leaves for ours.

2. Trace your hand and wrist with a brown crayon or color pencil.

*If you have a wooden table or board with raised grain, make sure to place your paper over it so that the grain will show up when coloring.

3. Begin to color in with different browns.

I chose to add roots to my tree after tracing my wrist.

I also added smaller branches to the ends of my original ones.

4. Add glue to the branches and have fun adding the leaves.

6. You can also add leaves to the root area, some midway to show them falling off the tree and a few twigs near the roots.

7. Let dry for 10 or so min.

That’s it!

Happy crafting!

Amanda and Naomi

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