This Fall Felt Tree Craft is a colorful and easy project for kids as the autumn leaves start to fall. The pieces can be reused for play or glued on and hung for decoration.
Autumn is by far my favorite season. I am not one that likes the extreme temperature of winter or summer, so autumn suits me just fine. When I was a kid, I remember waiting anxiously for the leaves to start falling so I could make big piles and jump into them. There was nothing more fun than watching the trees change color and waiting for them to drop the leaves so I could go on walks and save my favorites to press between two books and save for later. This Fall Felt Tree Craft gives you a way to not only do a fun autumn craft with your kids, but recreate it over and over as it doubles as a play set.
Fall Felt Tree Craft
- felt sheets in assorted fall colors (red, yellow, orange, green, tan)
- brown, white, black sheets of craft felt
- optional: glue and cardboard to glue pieces to
1. Begin by creating the trunk of your tree. You can freehand a simple trunk design with a pencil directly on the tan or brown felt, then cut it out with a pair of scissors. Make sure you add some simple branches that separate at the top of the trunk. Set the trunk aside.
2. Now, create the leaves for the tree. Small oval shapes cut from the fall colored felt is perfect. If you wish, you can fringe the edges of the leaves to make them look more textured and realistic.
3. Create other details in the tree such as a black oval to serve as a hole in the tree or even small felt birds.
4. Your tree will be assembled on the white felt. We curved the edges of our white sheet to make it more decorative. You can do the same or leave it as is.
5. Give children the white felt sheet and let them assemble their own tree. Let them lay the trunk flat on the felt and add the leaves to fill the tree in. They can do this as much as they’d like and clear it away when they are done.
6. When not in use, store the felt pieces in a sealable bag. You can also make a permanent picture by gluing pieces however you want onto something sturdy like cardboard to hang on a wall.