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Swirly Autumn Tree Craft

  • Motor Practice
  • Pre-K
  • Kindergarten
  • Grades 6-8
  • Grades 4-5
  • Grades 1-3

Celebrate the beauty of fall with a wonderful autumn activity for kids. This easy DIY project not only lets children create vibrant trees but also aids in developing fine motor skills. Discover how to make these fall-themed crafts and engage your little ones in creative play while enhancing their fine motor skills this season!

Materials



Construction Paper (White, Brown, Red, Yellow, Orange)

Markers (Brown)

Scissors

Glue

Instructions



Step  1.

Gather your supplies. 

Step  1.

Gather your supplies. 

Step  2.

Fold a sheet of white paper horizontally. 

Step  2.

Fold a sheet of white paper horizontally. 

Step  3.

Cut out a large circle. 

 

TIP: Use a pencil to trace from the top of the folded corner around and down to the bottom folder corner to create a circular shape before cutting to make it easier. 

Step  3.

Cut out a large circle. 

 

TIP: Use a pencil to trace from the top of the folded corner around and down to the bottom folder corner to create a circular shape before cutting to make it easier. 

Step  4.

Trace and cut a tree trunk shape out of the sheet of brown paper. Then, glue it on top of the white circle. 

Step  4.

Trace and cut a tree trunk shape out of the sheet of brown paper. Then, glue it on top of the white circle. 

Step  5.

While it dries, cut out as many strips of yellow, red, and orange paper as you’d like. Be sure to create enough to fill the entire top section of the circle. 

Step  5.

While it dries, cut out as many strips of yellow, red, and orange paper as you’d like. Be sure to create enough to fill the entire top section of the circle. 

Step  6.

Glue each strip around the circle with alternative colors. Let them dry completely before moving on. 

Step  6.

Glue each strip around the circle with alternative colors. Let them dry completely before moving on. 

Step  7.

One by one, gently twist the strips of paper a few times and bring them to the top of the tree trunk in the center. Then glue them into place. 

Step  7.

One by one, gently twist the strips of paper a few times and bring them to the top of the tree trunk in the center. Then glue them into place. 

Step  8.

Now you’re ready to decorate your classroom, fridge, or office with the perfect autumn tree craft! 

Step  8.

Now you’re ready to decorate your classroom, fridge, or office with the perfect autumn tree craft!