Handprint Apple Tree Fall Painting for Back to School!

Let’s make a Handprint Apple Tree Craft for Fall with the kids! This is the perfect preschool and kindergarten craft for a seasons, fruits or trees theme unit!

The Apple Pie Tree by Zoe Hall is a wonderful book to read to children about a year in the life of an apple tree. And, there are so many great Apple-theme activities to go along with the book, like this Fall handprint apple tree painting craft for kids.  Using their thumbs, hand and arm, preschool and kindergarten children will a blast with this Fall apple tree painting craft.

While the kids are painting their handprint apple tree, play the Fall Song for kids in the background.


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The Fall Song for kids is a nice complement to this super fun kids fall handprint apple tree craft activity!

So, what are you waiting for? Let’s paint an apple tree!

Craft items you will need:

  • Green, brown and red paint
  • Plastic plates
  • Paint brushes
  • White card stock

Craft instructions:

Have the children paint their forearm with brown paint.

When ready, have the children stamp their arm on white card stock.  This will be the tree trunk.

Have the children wash the paint off their arms.

Next, have the children paint their hand green.

Once done, have the children press their hand on the white card stock, right above the tree trunk.  This will be the tree top.

After that, have the children wash the paint off their hand.

Then, have the children dip their thumbs in red paint and press down on the tree top, making red apples as they go!

And, voila, the children have now made an Fall handprint apple tree craft using their arm, hand and thumbs!  How much fun is that!  Just the perfect craft activity for a Fall or Apple-theme unit!

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