How to Make an Easy Fall Tree Craft with Kids this Autumn

Autumn is the perfect time to sit down with your child to do some indoor crafting. The weather outside is much less inviting and indoor play can sometimes get too rowdy and rough, so fun crafts are a wonderful and productive way to exercise your kids' creativity and let them express themselves without tearing the house apart. This easy fall tree craft made with cardstock is suitable for all ages, and great fun to make and display.

When you want an alternative to kids staring at a screen for hours with no creative outlet or challenge, crafts are the way to go!

This fall tree craft teaches you how to make a gorgeous tree full of autumn colour out of a wine cork and coloured card.

It's creatively challenging as it asks crafters to create a three-dimensional piece that resembles a tree with changing autumnal colours.

A Flexible Fall Tree Craft for Any Age

Although this fall tree craft can seem rather complicated, it's very easy by nature and it can be as simple or complex as the age of your child demands.

By the project's end, you will have a stunning three dimensional model of a tree made out of card and a wine cork. It will be a lovely addition to your autumn decor and works nicely on your nature table or as a dinner table centrepiece too.

Tips for Completing Your Fall Tree Craft

This craft doesn't need many tools to make it. The most important thing is the colours of card you choose. Primarily, you'll need the usual autumn shades of red, orange, yellow and brown, but it's really up to you so get creative!

You could even make a different tree for each season of the year, bare branches for winter, new leaves and blossom in spring, and full leaves and fruit in summer.

When you're choosing the wine corks, make sure that they are real cork and not plastic.

You only need one wine cork for each fall tree you wish to make, but they do make a great addition to your craft drawer so we always buy a bag full.

You can make your trees as big or as little as you like, but they should begin based on the measurements of the cork. Have fun making this easy fall tree craft with your kids this autumn!

Fall Tree Craft 


Here are all the materials you'll need:
  • Wine corks
  • Brown, yellow, orange, red card
  • Scissors
  • Glue


1. Begin by cutting strips from the brown card.

2. You will need one larger strip, about the width of the cork to go around it horizontally.

3. Then cut a few thinner strips for the tree trunk, and some even smaller to make the branches.

4. Glue or tape the wider strip around the cork horizontally.

5. Now, glue the rest of the strips together to form a tree shape with limbs and branches.

6. Glue the branches to the cork.

7. Cut some leaf shapes from the different colours of card.

8. Glue the leaves to the limbs and branches.

9. Makes a beautiful table bauble and fun fall decoration!

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