Making A Leaf Print Tree Display

This fun creative autumn activity is suitable for children over the age of two, to make a large autumn tree to use as part of a larger wall display.

You will need:

  • Leaves
  • Paint
  • Paint brushes
  • Plain paper


Take the children into the garden to collect some leaves. Pour a range of autumn coloured paints such as browns, reds and oranges into trays, and place the collected leaves into the middle of the table. The children can then choose their leaves and paint one side of the leaf in their chosen colour. Next press the painted side of the leaf onto the paper.Once dry cut out all the individual leaf prints.

Attach several pieces of plain paper together and cut into the shape of a tree trunk, and paint it brown. Once dry attach the tree trunk to the wall. To complete the autumn tree attach the leaf prints to the top of the tree trunk. Some of the leaf prints can be placed at the bottom of the trunk as fallen leaves, or in between as falling leaves.

Areas of learning covered:

  • Knowledge and Understanding of the World
  • Creative development

5 thoughts on “Making A Leaf Print Tree Display

  1. Brilliant website. I will be able to use your website for a variety of reasons. Personally and through my work.
    I can easily print off ideas,giving parents/carers new ideas. I will be promoting this site.
    Many thanks, Kath

  2. Fantastic ideas. Quick, simple, easy to follow instructions – excellent for childrens learning and development and having FUN too!

  3. Very good idea activity, as I was doing one with my children and they all enjoyed painting the leafs I think next time I will do it properly and make more fun. Will be using your website more often through my work.

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