Painting Fall trees with Q-Tip printed leaves is as easy and beautiful as it gets!
The patterns made by the little round tops of the q-tips make the most gorgeous leaves – especially when you bunch them up and print several layers!
We have created a free printable tree template for you to download but you can also paint your own tree! Up to you.
There is also a video instruction at the end of this page!
During the spring we love the cherry blossoms that appear everywhere and have used a similar technique with Q-Tips to create the most beautiful cherry blossom tree, we used single Q-Tips for that – to give little cherry blossom effects.
To print these leaves we bunched about 5 Q-Tips together and secured them with an elastic band. This way bunches of leaves were formed and the result is stunning!
What materials do you need?
- You can download the tree template for free. Just click on the link under the materials list.
- Alternatively, you can paint your own!
- We use paints like these – click here to buy from Amazon
- Thick paper or cardboard
- Q-Tips / Ear Buds
Once you have painted or printed out your tree it is time to get painting!
Bunch up 5 or so q-tips together, we used an elastic band to tie them together.
Using a selection of fall colored paints (yellow – red – orange) start creating prints onto your tree.
We added some falling leaves and leaves onto the ground too!
These Q-Tip printed leaves are beautiful and easy!
More fall tree ideas:
Printing trees with corks – wonderfully simple!
Foil printed autumn trees – foil makes incredible leaves!
Apple tree printed with sponges and corks. We love a good apple tree crafts!
Walk a big fall tree! This is a wonderful sensory painting experience!
Paint fall trees with big bubbles! Bubbles make great leaves!