Make an Easy Paper Quilling Fall Tree Craft using 5mm quilling paper or strips of Construction Paper ~ Autumn Crafts for Kids
You know what I love about the Season fall/Autumn? Simply… the colors. I stayed in the USA for a few months and watched the leaves on the trees get some gorgeous color, and it’s about the most beautiful sight. The colors of fall are amazing.
We don’t have fall colors here in India, but that doesn’t stop me from crafting it and keeping a piece close to my heart. Intricately roll thin paper strips as you create leaves on an autumn colored tree. Make a paper quilling project that celebrates the change of the seasons. This is not something the young kids can do because it requires a good grip & developed fine motor skills to quill using thin strips of paper. But it’s a great hit with Preteens & Teens. Turn it into a card, a wall art or even a name tag for your Thanksgiving dinner.
DIY Paper Quilling Fall Tree Craft
List of Supplies to make the Paper Quilling Fall Tree Craft
- Quilling paper strips – 5mm – Red, Yellow, Orange, Brown
- White cardstock 6 x 12 inches
- Craft glue
- Slotted quilling tool
Instructions to make the Paper Quilling Fall Tree Craft
Select 3-4 fall colored quilling strips. Take a 10-inch long quilling strip and coil the entire strip with the help of the slotted quilling tool.
Take out the coiled strip out of the slotted tool and allow the coil to loosen up a little. Glue the open end to secure the loose coil shape.
Press any one side of the loose coil prepared in the previous step to create a teardrop shape. We have created a teardrop shape.
Now press the opposite side of the coils’ previously pressed side to create a basic eye shape. Glue the open end of the strip to secure the shape.
Similarly, create more basic eye shapes using fall colored quilling strips. These will be the leaves.
Take brown colored quilling strips and cut them into any customized size you want, mine were 5 inches long. Use the slotted tool to coil about 1 or 1.5 inches of the strip from any one end.
Similarly, prepare 6 to 8 more strips as prepared in the previous step.
Fold a piece of white cardstock paper in half to form a card.. Glue the strips prepared in step 7 on the paper; basically creating the trunk of the tree.
Now take the basic eye shapes (leaves) and start to stick them above the trunk pattern.
While sticking the leaf shapes try to keep a nice pattern combination. I glued 3 to 4 basic eye shapes in groups.
All done? You can stop once you are satisfied with the tree pattern. Allow the glue to dry.