On this page, you will find 38 unique tree coloring pages that are all free to download and print! While trees are something we see on a daily basis, they are often overlooked and under-appreciated in how important they are to our survival. If you would like to show your appreciation for trees, don’t “leave,” as this is the post for you!
For this series of printables, I illustrated many styles and tree species that will appeal to all ages and skill levels. Included are easy-to-color trees for kids, palm trees, oak trees, trees without leaves, trees during autumn with leaves falling, tree houses, fruit trees, and Christmas trees, to name a few!
To use any of these free printables, you can click on any of the below images or links to open the high-resolution PDF on a new page. From there, you can freely download or print to your heart’s content!
All these PDF coloring pages are on standard US letter size, but they also fit perfectly onto A4 paper sizes! Enjoy!
10 Craft Ideas To Do With Tree Coloring Pages
Here are 10 affordable, fun, and creative craft ideas you can do with your completed coloring page!
10. Stand-Up 3D Trees
To make this craft, you’ll need toilet paper rolls, construction paper, and multiple printouts of the same tree illustration.
First, you’re going to have your kids color in just the trees on one sheet and then just the foliage on the other.
They’re going to cut out the tree and the foliage; then they’re going to take small strips of construction paper and bend them like a fan, once or twice.
Using the construction paper strips, the kids are then going to attach the foliage piece to the tree so that the “leaves” appear to be 3D.
Then they’re going to glue the toilet paper roll to the back of the tree trunk so that the whole thing stands up.
9. Pom Pom Trees
Bust out the glue and craft pom poms for a fun crafting activity that is perfect for preschoolers.
They can enjoy an afternoon of gluing the pom poms to the tree illustration of their choice.
Maybe they’ll go traditional and use green pom poms, with red ones scattered in sporadically (for an apple tree).
Or perhaps they’ll opt for fall colors and use reds, oranges, and yellows.
8. Dotted Trees
Give kids with better-developed fine motor skills my tree illustrations, a paintbrush (or foam brush or even Q-tip), and some paint.
Instruct them to fill in the trees using a series of dots – greens and red or autumnal colors of purple, red, orange, and yellow.
7. Tissue Paper Trees
For swirls of color, have your kids fill in the lines of my tree illustrations with squares of tissue paper.
They’ll hold the tissue paper by the middle of the square, pinching it as they bring the edges up.
Then they’ll flatten the bottom in order to glue the tissue paper down to the page.
The colors are totally up to them, but they can create patterns or invoke the seasons depending on which colors they choose.
For this craft, you’ll need transparency film paper and tissue paper. You’re going to print off the tree illustrations onto the transparency paper.
Before you cut out the trees, you’ll instruct your kids to glue little bits and scraps of tissue paper onto the figures.
When they’re done, then they’ll cut out the trees and poke a hole in the top; you can thread string through and tie it off, making a loop to hang using suction cups for the windows.
For a beautiful bookmark, you or your kids can color in one of my tree illustrations using fine markers or colored pencils.
Then, you can cut it out, use the cut-out to trace it onto cardstock, cut out that online, and glue the pieces together.
Or you can cut out the tree and mount it onto a rectangle of construction paper. If you go this route, you can also punch a hole in the top of the bookmark and string ribbon through.
4. Seasonal Décor
For a lovely, homemade décor touch around your house, consider coloring in my tree pages, framing them, and hanging them on your walls.
You even could do a series for each season and swap them out when the months change.
Only think how beautiful it would be to have bright, vivid colors in the fall or a staid, snowy scene in the winter.
3. Tree Fact Booklets
A great craft for grade schoolers, kids will first gather three to five facts about trees (either from books or online).
Then they’ll color in three to five tree illustrations and write the facts directly onto the page.
To bind the book, you can take a three-hole punch to the pages and put them in a binder or go the more crafty route and tie up the pages with twine or yarn.
To make tree dioramas, you’ll need a shoe box or any other cardboard box (it can be bigger if you have Amazon packages lying around!) and glue.
You’re going to instruct your kids to color in just the trees and cut them out, leaving about a half inch of paper below the trunks.
Then they’ll decorate the inside of the box; using construction paper, they can paste down the green paper for the grass and blue on the top for the sky.
For the trees, they’ll fold the little bit of paper they left under, giving it a good crease and using that tab to paste them down.
1. Salt Paintings
Salt paintings require glue, salt (iodized is fine), and watercolor paints (and paintbrushes!).
Your kids will trace the outline of the trees, as well as any interior lines they want to follow, and then gently salt the glue.
Next, they’ll paint the salted glue any colors they want – it’s so cool to watch the paint spread as it touches the glue.
Let dry completely overnight, and then the next day, marvel at what a beautiful picture your kids painted!