Print out any of these tree trunk templates on brown A4 or Letter size cardstock to come up with four identical trees.
If you printed out the trees on thick or heavy cardstock, scoring makes folding a lot easier. Find a scoring tool such as a blunt plastic knife or a spent ballpoint pen. Place the edge of a ruler on the tree's middle line. With the ruler to guide the tool, score along the entire line. Do not score too hard as this may tear the paper. Do this for all the trees.
Use light weight paper to keep the branches from sagging from the weight of the leaves. To create several paper leaves all at once:
We also have these leaf templates that you can print out to match the large tree templates. The smallest leaves in each leaf set (first page of the oval-shaped leaves, heart-shaped leaves, star-shaped leaves, maples leaves, and oak leaves) are about the right size for the large tree trunk templates.
Make a 3D paper tree to match the season. Spring green or light green leaves are perfect for a springtime tree. Make it more interesting with some paper or felt flowers. Draw and cut out little birds and other springtime critters to inhabit your tree.
Notice how this tree is so lush? To achieve this, print out and glue together six paper trees instead of four. Glue lots of paper leaves for a thick foliage.
Have you seen a cherry or plum blossom tree during springtime? The trees do not have any leaves but are instead full of beautiful flowers.
Use a flower-shaped craft punch to create white or pink paper flowers. Fill the branches of a small or medium-sized 3D paper tree with these blooms.
Use yellow, red, orange, and brown paper to make the leaves of a fall or autumn tree. Write thankful thoughts on the leaves to create a Thanksgiving tree.
Create a thick foliage using crepe paper or tissue paper. Print out the small tree trunk template on heavy cardstock. Assemble the tree trunk following Steps 1 to 8 above. Cut crepe paper or tissue paper into strips. Crumple up each strip and glue onto the branches. Glue more bunched up strips in between to achieve a lush treetop.