Draw and cut out a tree trunk on brown kraft paper or construction paper. Approximate the size of the trunk with the size of your background paper.
Another option is to draw a tree trunk directly on your background paper. Color or paint inside the tree trunk. If you choose this option, proceed to Step 8.
Prepare two or more shades of green paint for the leaves. You can achieve this by adding a tinge of yellow or blue to green paint. Adding a bit of white or black can lighten or darken the colors. Add some water to the paint and mix well.
For an autumn or fall tree, prepare paint in shades of red, yellow, orange and brown.