There’s a certain charm about using recycled printed word as part of a tree craft.
I often tell the kids that if trees had the power of speech, they would have some amazing tales to tell.
At the risk of sounding a little airy fairy…
I would like to think that we’ve captured this romantic notion of a ‘story telling tree’ through the transformation of an old book into falling Autumn Leaves.
What do you think?
A little abstract maybe?
I shall leave that little insight into my random (probably sleep deprived) thought processes with you and move onto our gorgeous Watercolour Autumn Tree!
MATERIALS: Watercolour Autumn Tree
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A piece of stock card or thick white paper
Kid friendly Watercolour Paints
Washable Standard Kids Paint
An old book or newspaper
Let’s Make It!
Start by painting the trunk and branches of a tree onto the stock card.
I find card to be more durable when painting with kids, who often over load their brushes and use lots of water – well my kids tend to do this!
Transferring to the watercolours, roughly paint the printed paper using various colours to create Autumn shades.
Once the paper has dried, cut out large leaf shapes.
This is a great exercise for kids working on their scissor skills!
Using the PVA glue, stick the ‘leaves’ onto the branch of your tree in random directions.
And you should now have your very own glorious watercolour Autumn tree!