Make an Autumn Tree from Magazines

September 24th, 2013 posted by Amanda Formaro

Make an Autumn Tree from Magazines

The fall season is upon us and the leaves are starting to change color. Now is a great time to introduce a fun recycling activity that the kids will love. Make a tree, or even an entire forest, out of old magazines and construction paper.

This would also make a wonderful classroom project using a large roll of art paper. Have the children create a beautiful forest of colorful trees to decorate your classroom or daycare wall!

To make this fun magazine tree you will need:

[click here to download a printable version]

1 sheet white construction paper
Glue Stick

Have children sift through magazines to find pages with fall colors such as red, green, brown, orange and yellow.

Cut out a rectangle from a brown page to use as the tree trunk. Glue it to the construction paper.

Cut out simple leaf shapes from the colored pages and glue them all over for the leaves.

For other fun kid’s crafts check out our Halloween crafts and autumn crafts for kids.

(reprinted with permission from Crafts by Amanda)

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Amanda Formaro (345 Posts)

Amanda Formaro is a freelance writer, editor, craft designer, and recipe developer. She loves multi-tasking and has been writing and working on the Internet since 1997. You can find her at You’ll find her craft projects at and her recipes on

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