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Autumn Tree Handprint-Footprint Craft

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Autumn Tree Handprint-Footprint Craft

Making handprint and footprint crafts is a favorite activity for me and my toddler daughter. Celebrate the fall season by making a fun autumn tree footprint and handprint craft.

Materials

  • Brown, red, orange, and yellow nontoxic paint
  • Blank paper
  • Paper plate or scrap cardboard
  • Cotton ball
  • Cotton swab or paintbrush

Instructions

  1. Pour some brown paint onto the cardboard.
  2. Use a cotton ball to spread a thin layer of green paint on your child’s foot.
  3. Press the footprint with the toes pointing down onto the paper.
  4. Wash the paint off your child’s foot.
  5. Pour some red paint onto the cardboard.
  6. Use a cotton ball to spread a thin layer of red paint on your child’s hand.
  7. Press the handprint onto the paper above the brown footprint.
  8. Do not wash the paint off your child’s hand.
  9. Pour some orange paint onto the cardboard.
  10. Use a cotton ball to spread a thin layer of orange paint on your child’s hand.
  11. Press the handprint onto the paper above the brown footprint.
  12. Do not wash the paint off your child’s hand.
  13. Pour some yellow paint onto the cardboard.
  14. Use a cotton ball to spread a thin layer of yellow paint on your child’s hand.
  15. Press the handprint onto the paper above the brown footprint.
  16. Wash the paint off your child’s hand.

One Brown Vertical Footprint with Toes Down Adding a Red Handprint Above the Brown Footprint

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Layering an Orange Handprint onto the Red Handprint Layering a Yellow Handprint onto the Orange Handprint

Autumn Tree Handprint-Footprint Craft

For more fun tree crafts, try my Autumn Apple Tree Handprint-Footprint Craft, Four Seasons Handprint Trees Craft, and T Is for Tree Handprint-Footprint Craft.

Image Credits

Autumn Tree Handprint-Footprint Craft © 2014 Heather Johnson
One Brown Vertical Footprint with Toes Down © 2014 Heather Johnson
Adding a Red Handprint Above the Brown Footprint © 2014 Heather Johnson
Layering an Orange Handprint onto the Red Handprint © 2014 Heather Johnson
Layering a Yellow Handprint onto the Orange Handprint © 2014 Heather Johnson
Autumn Tree Handprint-Footprint Craft © 2014 Heather Johnson

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Written by Heather Johnson

Heather is a writer, librarian, linguist, wife, and mother who loves her husband, children, dogs, and cat. She has a bachelor's degree in English with a minor in creative writing and master's degrees in library and information science and English studies with a concentration in linguistics.

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