Fall Tree Craft for Kids – Black Line Painting

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It’s October and Fall is officially here! The trees are fabulous as the leaves change colors and become bare for the winter. This fall tree craft is a great way to learn about tree leaves and get a chance to draw and paint trees creatively with your kids. It is also a great way for preschoolers, pre k, kindergarten, or grade schoolers to develop fine motor skills and strengthen their drawing and painting skills!

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This craft is fun and easy to make and everyone in the family can participate. Plus, we have included a free Tree Template to use with painting this craft.

Fall is a great time to get creative with your decor, and one easy way to add a personal touch to your home is by making your own paintings and crafts. A simple and fun project for all ages is to paint a fall tree with beautiful and vibrant fall colors such as orange, yellow, and green.

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Supplies needed to make a Fall Tree Craft

The supplies needed to make this fall craft are craft supplies you would normally have lying around the house. You will need:

White school glue

Black liquid tempera paint

Watercolor paints



Free Tree Template

For best results, your coloring page should be on thick paper, like cardstock.

Free Fall Tree Template

We have provided a free tree template for you to use in this project there are several tree shapes to choose from. You can download the seven page tree template below.

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How to make this Fall Tree Paint Craft

Mix glue with black tempera paint in a ratio of approximately 1 tablespoon to 4 ounces. The more black paint you use, the runnier the paint will be. For best results when tracing lines, test the flow from the nozzle and tightened if needed.

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Trace the lines with glue, filling small spaces with glue.

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Allow the glue to dry completely before painting.

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Use watercolor paints to complete the picture.

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What is Black Line Painting?

Black line craft painting is a popular type of painting that uses black lines to create shapes and patterns on paper or on decorative objects. This type of painting is often used to paint decorations such as vases, bowls, or plates. Black line craft painting can also be used to create wall art, window treatments, or even furniture.

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The appeal of black line craft painting lies in its simplicity. By using just a few black lines, artists can create complex and beautiful designs. In addition, black line craft painting is relatively easy to learn and does not require expensive materials. As a result, it is an accessible and popular type of painting for both beginners and experienced artists alike.

One of the best things about fall is all the different colors of leaves. You can find leaves in every shade of yellow, orange, green, and red. It’s the perfect time of year to do a fun fall craft painting trees and leaves. And when you add the black glue to the tree template, it gives the art a three dimensional look that is frame-worthy!

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This is a great project for kids of all ages and can be hung on a wall or displayed in a window. And this is a simple craft project that could easily be done in a classroom or homeschool setting. We would love to see your fall art painting in the comments below!