Fall Fingerprint Tree combines the simplicity of fingerprint art with the rustic charm of tree twigs to create a stunning fall tree that captures the essence of the season.
As the leaves on trees change to brilliant shades of red, orange, and yellow, this unique project brings the beauty of fall indoors.
Find even more fall family fun, educational ideas and recipes!
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This craft is a wonderful way to celebrate the beauty of fall and create a lasting piece of art that showcases the changing leaves.
Let’s gather our materials, take a nature-inspired journey and craft a fingerprint tree that will bring the splendor of autumn into your home.
Adorable Fall Books
When you’re done playing, snuggle up and enjoy these Fall Books with your child.
How Leaves Fall
Leaves fall in a fascinating and intricate process, driven by the changing seasons and the response of trees to environmental cues. As autumn approaches, the days grow shorter, and temperatures drop. Trees detect these shifts and prepare for the harsh conditions of winter. This triggers a series of physiological changes in the trees.
One of the key changes is the gradual reduction in the production of chlorophyll, the green pigment that plays a crucial role in photosynthesis. As chlorophyll production decreases, the other pigments present in the leaves become more visible. This is when the vibrant red, orange, and yellow colors of autumn foliage start to emerge.
The weakening of the stem that attaches the leaf to the tree, known as the petiole, is another critical factor. A layer of cells forms at the base of the petiole which gradually severs the connection between the leaf and the tree.
Wind, rain and even the force of gravity contribute to the process of detachment. The leaf eventually falls from the tree, and it’s carried to the ground by these natural forces.
Supplies for Fall Tree Craft
This fall leaves craft is easy to make with just a few supplies.
And part of the fun is letting your child gather the twigs for this activity.
Directions for Fingerprint Tree
Glue the sticks to the card stock paper to make it look like a tree. Set aside and allow to dry.
Use the ink pads to make fingerprints around the tree for the leaves. Continue printing leaves on the tree until you get the desired amount of leaves.
Note: I recommend having your child wipe their finger off when switching colors to prevent mixing colors on the ink pads.
For more hands-on fall sensory activities, try these Fall Sensory Play ideas.
More Fall Leaves Kindergarten Crafts
- Fall Leaves Bookmark Craft
- Fall Leaf Sewing
- Fall Leaf Puppets
- Marbled Polymer Clay Leaves
- Fall Leaf Confetti
- Fall Leaf Lanterns
- Paper Plate Fall Leaf Wreath
- Fall Leaf Mobile
- Textured Fall Leaves Craft
More Fall Fun!
These fall printables are the perfect way to enjoy the season’s wonders with a touch of creativity.
- Apple Do a Dot Printable Pack
- Pumpkin Pie ABC Fine Motor Mats
- Apple Science Activities
- Apple Roll and Color Math Games
- Johnny Appleseed Coloring Pages
- Fall Color Graphing Activities
- Fall Leaves Roll and Color Math Games
- Fall Yoga Poses Cards
- Pumpkin Roll and Color Math Games
- Pumpkin Do a Dot Pack
Fall is a season filled with colorful leaves, cozy sweaters and the sweet aroma of pumpkin-spiced everything.
Let the fall adventures begin with these delightful and printable activities for kids!
- Twigs or sticks from a tree branch
- White Cardstock Paper
- Clear Elmer’s glue
- Finger Ink pads
- Glue the sticks to the card stock paper to make it look like a tree.
- Set aside and allow to dry.
- Use the ink pads to make fingerprints around the tree for the leaves.
- Continue printing leaves on the tree until you get the desired amount of leaves.
I recommend having your child wipe their finger off when switching colors to prevent mixing colors on the ink pads.