My goal this year is to do one or two Fall crafts with my boys each week. I prefer easy peasy, require few supplies and preferably supplies I already have on hand. This Fall Paper Bag Tree meets all my needs, and my boys enjoyed making them. Bonus, they turned out awesome and are now sitting on my mantel as Fall decorations!!!
I used the tutorial form Pikadilly Charm; she has excellent step-by-step pictures for this craft. I did modify it a little by adding wadded up paper for the base, so it is more sturdy and stands up better. Also, I wrapped and glued down one branch strip around middle part/trunk to keep it from untwisting.
- brown paper bag
- newspaper page (or any wadded up piece of paper)
- something to use as fall leaves
- red, brown, yellow and orange construction paper
- red, brown, yellow and orange tissue paper
- real fall leaves
- Start at the opening and cut halfway down the bag. You will need to cut 5-10 times, depending on how many branches you want.
- Put one newspaper page wadded up at the bottom for a sturdier base.
- Twist the middle of the bag to create the trunk of the tree.
- Use one lower branch piece and twist around the middle and glue the end to the trunk. This will keep the middle together and not come untwisted.
- Start twisting your stripes/ branches.
- Glue leaves on branches and base of your tree.
- I used ripped pieces of construction paper for mine.
The Fall Paper Bag Tree is an easy Fall craft that a toddler can do but is fun for kids and adults!
Start crafting with your kids and have a happy autumn!