Tree Crafts for Kids

Leaf People
Plan an outdoor expedition to collect leaves.
Plan an outdoor expedition to collect leaves.
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Plan a family excursion into the woods and gather the materials for creating leaf people. Collecting the natural materials you'll need for this craft is just as much fun as making the leaf people. Once you're in the great outdoors, see how many different leaves and other natural items you can locate.

And don't stop with just making leaf people -- you can expand the activity to create all sorts of things with the natural items. Make buildings, animals, cars -- the possibilities are endless.

What You'll Need:

  • Leaves, twigs, flowers, and other outdoor items
  • Construction paper
  • Craft glue
  • Crayons
  • Markers
  • Paint
  • Paintbrushes

Step 1: Glue a leaf on a piece of paper with the stem pointing to the top of the paper.

Step 2: Using crayons, markers, and paints, turn the leaf into a person. You can draw a head at the top of the stem and use the leaf as the body.

Step 3: Glue on small twigs, flower petals, blades of grass, acorn caps, seed helicopters, and other items you collected outdoors to dress up your leaf people.

Creating leaf people is a great way to remember your family outing.
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Step 4: Use the markers, crayons, and paint to add more details to your people.

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