Choose from any of these large tree trunk templates. Print out four copies of your chosen template on brown A4 or Letter size cardstock.
This step is necessary if you printed out the trees on heavy cardstock. Scoring along the line makes folding 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 four tree trunks.
You can create your own paper leaves or print out some leaves:
a.) Make your own leaves - fold a square or rectangular piece of paper in half. Cut a half-leaf shape along the folded edge. Unfold to reveal the leaf.
Make about 20 fall leaves from yellow, orange, red, and brown paper. You can go with the same shape for all the leaves or cut a variety of leaf shapes. Match the size of the leaves with that of your tree.
a.) Print out some leaves - print out any of these leaf sets on yellow, red, orange or brown paper. The smallest leaves in each set (first page of the oval-shaped leaves, heart-shaped leaves, star-shaped leaves, maples leaves, and oak leaves) are just about the right size for the large tree trunk. Cut out the leaves.