thumbprint and handprint fall tree

Kirsten’s Fall tree

Cam’s Fall tree

One of my favourite crafts we’ve done is this spring blossom thumbprint/handprint tree. I knew I wanted to try it again come the Fall because it would be beautiful. I was right. I’m disappointed in the kind of paint I used though, because the colours are very muted. I won’t be using that paint again. It was more of a gel paint, and it didn’t provide the rich, vibrant, Fall colours I was hoping for. Don’t get me wrong though, it’s still beautiful, just difficult to see in the pictures. Here’s the instructions:

What you’ll need:

paint – brown, red, yellow, orange
canvas or paper
paint brush


1. paint your child’s palm and half way of their forearm with brown paint, and stamp this on your canvas
2. have your child dip their thumbs in the red, yellow, and orange paint and make thumbprints all over the tree for Fall leaves

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