Tree Handprint Earth Day Craft for Kids

Let’s make a handprint Earth Day craft with kids!

Kids will love getting messy with this handprint Earth Day craft. Make a handprint tree for every season and holiday too.

Instructions to paint a handprint tree with kids for Earth Day.
A painted tree handprint Earth Day craft for kids.

This handprint tree Earth Day craft is perfect for kids of all ages. Older kids can add more details to their trees such as painting fingers different colors, and using their fingerprints to add more details to their painting. This is a very inexpensive art project that everyone will love.

Handprint Earth Day craft

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Paint in plastic tubs with a paintbrush and paper to make a handprint Earth Day craft with kids
Supplies to make a handprint Earth Day craft with kids.

Supplies needed to make a handprint tree

  • Acrylic paint
  • Paintbrush or foam brush
  • Card stock
  • Plastic cups or a paint palette

Instructions for making a handprint tree

An arm painted with brown paint to stamp a tree trunk on paper.
Paint your arm with brown paint to make a tree trunk on the paper.
Step 1

Paint your arm with brown paint. Press it down onto the paper to make a tree trunk. Using the fingers of your other hand, press down on your painted arm to make sure all of the paint goes onto the paper.

Handprint tree craft tip: Make sure to wash your arm and hands when you are changing paint colors.

A hand painted green and brown to make branches and leaves for a handprint tree.
Paint your hand and press it down on paper to make leaves for your tree.
Step 2

Paint your hand to make leaves and branches for your tree. Here are a few ideas for you:

  • Paint your hand green and your thumb brown to make leaves and branches.
  • Paint your hand with red, orange, green, and yellow paint to make fall leaves.
  • Make a family tree by every family member using a different paint color to add their handprint to the tree.
A handprint Earth Day craft made using paint.
Use your hand, arm, and fingerprints to make a handprint Earth Day craft.
Step 3

Paint the ends of your fingers to add more details to your piece of art.

  • Paint green grass around the base of the tree.
  • Add pretty fingerprint flowers to your tree for spring.
  • Paint fingerprint apples on your tree for fall.
Our finished handprint tree
Yield: 1

DIY Handprint Tree

handprint fall tree art

Make a tree handprint Earth Day craft with kids.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Active Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Difficulty easy
Estimated Cost $5

Materials

  • Paint
  • Card stock

Tools

  • Paintbrush or foam brush
  • Plastic containers or an artist palette

Instructions

  1. Paint your arm with brown paint to and place it onto the paper. Press down to make a tree trunk.
  2. Paint your hand in green or assorted shades of green (you can add other fall colors too). Again, press your hand down above the trunk to create leaves and branches for your tree.

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4 Comments

  1. What a sweet project. Thanks for linking up to TGIF! Looking forward to seeing you again tomorrow =-)
    Beth

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