Fall Tree in a Box Craft for Kids

  1. Trace and cut out a tree from brown construction paper.
  2. Use a leaf lever punch and create leaves from red, yellow and orange construction paper.
  3. Glue some leaves to the tree.
  4. Grab a cardboard box. Pour of some red, yellow and orange paint. Decorate the inside of the box by stamping the eraser end of pencil into the paint to create dots all along the inside of the box.
  5. Fold the bottom of the tree and glue it to the bottom of the cardboard box. Add grass to the bottom of the tree using glue.
  6. Add the rest of the paper leaves you created to the bottom inside of the box.
  7. Make a small hole on top the box using a craft knife. Insert a straw. Make sure the hole is sealed around the straw using some tape.
  8. Measure and cut a sheet of clear acetate the same size as the box.
  9. Add double sided tape along the perimeter of the box. Stick the acetate in the double sided tape on the front of the box
  10. Make sure there are no holes around the front of the box that air can escape from.
  11. Blow through the straw and watch the leaves blow.

Trouble Shooting

Make sure there are no air leaking from the front or anywhere around the box. Use duct tape to secure the leaks.

Age Suitability for Fall Tree in a Box Craft for Kids

This activity is good for toddlers, pre-k, kindergarten aged children 18 months old and up. My kids are 4.5, 4.5 and 8 years old.

Mess Level

The mess level for this activity is medium.

Difficulty to Create 


Skills Developed

Language development, color recognition, hand-eye coordination, fine motor skills, imaginative play, creativity.

Supplies for Fall Tree in a Box Craft for Kids

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  • Construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Straw
  • Glue
  • Leaf lever punch
  • Cardboard box
  • Pencils
  • Paint

Books & TV Show!

Book: Exciting Sensory Bins for Curious Kids

Did you know I wrote a book of sensory bins? Click here for more information Exciting Sensory Bin for Curious Kids. Or grab your copy at Amazon

Boring afternoons are made exciting with awesome animal-based bins, like Salty Shark Bay or Yarn Farm. Pretend play bins like Birthday Cake Sensory Play or Bubble Tea Party encourage creativity and imagination. And your kids will have so much fun they won’t even know they’re getting smarter with STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math) activities like Sink or Float Soup, Magnetic Letter Hunt or Ice Cream Scoop and Count.

Designed for toddlers 18 months and up.

Book: Super STEAM Activity Book for Kids

Learning all about science, technology, engineering, art, and math sets kids up for scholastic success―and it can be so much fun! Watch kids enjoy building STEAM skills as they color friendly fish, help water find its way to tree roots, solve math problems with mazes, and more. 

Find out more and grab your copy here.

Designed for preschoolers 3 years old and up.

Book: Big Book of Riddles for Kids

Riddle me this: What’s an exciting way to practice critical thinking while having a blast? The Big Riddle Book for Kids, of course! From hilarious puns to tough brain teasers, kids can build problem-solving skills with hundreds of riddles that show them how to think outside the box.

  • 350 riddles for kids—Have hours of fun with riddles, puns and jokes, and math and logic puzzles that’ll get their wheels turning!
  • Level up their skills—Riddles get trickier as kids progress through the book, challenging them as they get better at solving puzzles!
  • Double-check their work—Kids can check their answers in the back of the book with a handy answer key.

Help children expand their minds while having fun with this puzzle book for kids!

Designed for kids ages 6 years old and up.

TV Show: Curious Crafting

I’m so excited to finally share my new crafting TV show Curious Crafting which launched July 1 at on TVOkids and TVOkids YouTube!

Set in the ultimate crafting space, Curious Crafting is a short form pre-school age series about the joy of making crafts. I lead a rotating cast of adorable little preschoolers (including my own) making magic out of common household objects.

In each episode we transform recycled items into magical crafts like a milk carton school bus, paper bag puppet or cotton pad turtle. The crafters learn and laugh their way through each activity while demonstrating what their young imaginations can create. 

Curious Crafting shares the adventure and joy of making art with takeaway lessons for creating crafts at home.

This show designed for toddlers and preschoolers 2.5 years old and up. 


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