Today I will be showing you how a simple process art session can inspire imaginations and be transformed into a magical moment of creative play.
Now, I have to admit. We didn’t set out to make woodland trees.
I had vision of creating a colourful Christmas tree garland, but it just wasn’t meant to be…
And that’s ok!
Art and Crafts with kids always has the potential to follow its own path and it’s important we allow a childs creativity to shine and flow in whatever form it presents itself.
In this case, the will of my three year old took control. I listened to her suggestions and the entire process evolved into something beyond my own imagination and it was awesome!
She had a brilliant time from start to finish and LOVED playing with her homemade forest, where the animals came out to play.
So for now, we’ll save the Christmas Tree Garlands for another day and here’s how you can set up this fun creative play session at home!
MATERIALS: Creative Play Woodland Trees
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Paper Tube ( Toilet Rolls)
DIRECTIONS: Creative Play Woodland Trees
Set up a “creation station” (aka a table) with paint, paper rolls and pre-cut triangular cards.
Take a step back and let them paint.
As you can see, going with the process isn’t always neat and tidy!
Paint the paper rolls brown.
Suggest mixing the paints to see what happens – preschoolers rarely have a problem colour mixing to make brown!
Let the “trees” and paper rolls dry.
Next put it all together by cutting the paper tube into smaller segments and then cut two small opposite slits into the tube.
Place the trees into the paper tubes.
And then it’s play time!
This is a super simple craft that’s perfect for toddlers and preschoolers!
Open-ended and free, inspiring hours of creative play – how will your child play with their woodland trees?
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