When my kids were little (toddlers and preschoolers) we did a lot of craft projects.
We always kept them simple because they certainly weren’t capable of pretty Pinterest crafts when they were that little.
This fun cork print tree craft was a favorite from our list of simple crafts for toddlers. It’s simple, creative, and fun. My girls loved this project!
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Note: Use yellow, orange, and red paint instead of the green paint if you’d like to create a colorful autumn tree.
Set up your tree craft
This project does require a little bit of adult-helper prep.
First, you’ll want to draw a simple tree shape on the brown construction paper with your black marker. You just want to draw a simple trunk and a few branches. As you can see below, you don’t need many drawing skills to draw your tree.
Next, find a flat container for your paint. I usually save a few lids from plastic containers, such as a cream cheese or sour cream container. Clean them up and you can reuse them over and over again for painting projects.
How to make your Cork Print Tree craft
Pour a little bit of green paint onto your plastic lid. Provide a blank tree and a wine cork.
You’ll want to show your child how to dip their cork in the paint and then stamp the leaves on the tree.
Don’t worry about perfection. One of my kids dipped and stamped and the other just rolled her cork around. Both trees turned out great!
Let your kids use their cork stamps as much as they want. Their tree may be full of leaves or have just a few leaves. Maybe all the leaves are on the ground!
You can turn this into a fun fall craft if you switch the colors of paint and use red, yellow, or orange instead.
This fun cork print tree craft is a fun and easy craft for toddlers and preschoolers. It lets them explore paint and printmaking in an age-appropriate way.
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Do more with your toddler!
It’s so beneficial to have fun activities to do with your toddler. My friend Jamie from Hands On As We Grow has got a great free 7-Day Toddler Activity Challenge. You’ll have fun and make memories with these age-appropriate and simple activities. They’re the best! You can follow this link to sign up for the FREE 7-Day Toddler Challenge.