Fun Fall 3D Papercraft

The weather and our schedules are changing as the season changes to fall. To me, that means a few different things: comfy sweaters, hot chocolate, hearty soup recipes, and fall crafts. This Fall 3D Papercraft is one of my favorites, and I wanted to share it with you!

Fun Fall 3D Papercraft

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This fun papercraft is a lot of fun, and it’s one that you can do with your friends or with your older kids! (And if you just need a bit of me time, feel free!) It’s creative, colorful, and fun both to make and display. It’s also fun to give as a gift!

So what do you need to have on hand? A few simple supplies and tools are all it takes. All you need is some cardstock in fun colors, an X-acto knife, a few sheets of foamboard, and a few other supplies you already have. 

Otherwise, all you need is a bit of free time and a comfy place to work! Take a bit of time, either alone or with your kids or some friends, and make a craft you’ll be proud to display.

Oh – be sure to grab the free templates in the form below – they’ll save you tons of time!

Supplies:

Fall 3D Papercraft Supplies

  1. Colored cardstock paper (fall colors are recommended, but feel free to get creative!)
  2. Pencil
  3. Scissors
  4. X-acto knife
  5. Ruler
  6. Craft glue
  7. Craft foam board

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Directions:

Step 1:

Select 5 different shades of fall themed colors for the cardstock papers. Measure, trace and cut all 5 pieces of cardstock paper to the same size. The template is set for 17 cm x 17 cm square paper. Arrange the papers into a color order for each layer. I’m placing darker shades to the front. Keep a 17 cm x 17 cm paper for the background.

Fall 3D Papercraft colors

Step 2:

Trace the grey filled parts on the prepared cardstock papers for this art. Cut out the traced parts using an x-acto knife.

Step 3:

Arrange the layers to check the patterns.

Fall 3D Papercraft in process

Step 4:

Grab some different colored cardstock papers for the other items and trace the items from the provided template. Cut out the items (tree, mushrooms, clouds, leaves etc.)

Fall 3D Papercraft elements

Step 5:

Grab the 1st layer and prepare 1 cm thin frame (17 cm x 17 cm) from craft foam board. We will need 5 of these frames.

Fall 3D Papercraft in process

Step 6:

Attach a frame under the 1st layer and another on the top of the front layer.

Fall 3 Papercraft in process

Step 7:

Attach the 2nd layer on the top of the frame attached on the top of the 1st layer. We need to attach a frame between the cardstock layer.

Step 8:

Continue to attach the frames and layers until it is complete.

Fall 3D Papercraft in process

Step 9:

Grab the cardstock items and place them on each layer to create a Fall inspired scene.

Fall 3D Papercraft

Step 10:

Make sure to add items on each layer to create a nice 3d scene.

Fall 3D Papercraft

Step 11:

Attach the background layer and complete the Fall 3d paper art.

Fall 3D Papercraft

Have fun! Be sure to pin this craft so you’ll be able to find it later, and feel free to print off the tutorial below. And don’t forget to grab your free templates in the form above!

Fun Fall 3D Paper Craft

Prep Time10 minutes
Active Time1 hour
Total Time1 hour 10 minutes
Course: Mom Life
Yield: 1 art project
Author: Life Beyond the Lesson Plan

Equipment

  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • X-acto knife
  • Ruler

Materials

  • Colored cardstock paper
  • Craft glue
  • Craft foam board

Instructions

  • Select 5 different shades of fall themed colors for the cardstock papers. Measure, trace and cut all 5 pieces of cardstock paper to the same size. The template is set for 17 cm x 17 cm square paper. Arrange the papers
    into a color order for each layer. I’m placing darker shades to the front. Keep a 17 cm x 17 cm paper for the background.
  • Trace the grey filled parts on the prepared cardstock papers for this art. Cut out the traced parts using an x-acto knife.
  • Arrange the layers to check the patterns.
  • Grab some different colored cardstock papers for the other items and trace the items from the provided template. Cut out the items (tree, mushrooms, clouds, leaves etc.)
  • Grab the 1st later and prepare 1 cm thin frame (17 cm x 17 cm) from craft foam board. We will need 5 of these frames.
  • Attach a frame under the 1st layer and another on the top of the front layer.
  • Attach the 2nd layer on the top of the frame attached on the top of the 1st layer. We need to attach a frame between the cardstock layer.
  • Continue to attach the frames and layers until it is complete.
  • Grab the cardstock items and place them on each layer to create a Fall inspired scene.
  • Make sure to add items on each layer to create a nice 3d scene.
  • Attach the background layer and complete the Fall 3d paper art.
  • Enjoy!

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2 Comments

  1. This is SOOO super cute! Ah, I love it!!! It’s inspiring me to create some cute printables like that! 🙂 I’m pinning it right now. <3

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