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Watercolour Autumn Tree

Easy Art Idea for Kids

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
PVA Glue
Scissors


Let’s Make It! 

Arty Crafty Kids - Art - Autumn Crafts for Kids - Watercolour Autumn Tree

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!

Arty Crafty Kids - Art - Autumn Crafts for Kids - Watercolour Autumn Tree

Transferring to the watercolours, roughly paint the printed paper using various colours to create Autumn shades.

Arty Crafty Kids - Art - Autumn Crafts for Kids - Watercolour Autumn Tree

Once the paper has dried, cut out large leaf shapes.

This is a great exercise for kids working on their scissor skills!

Arty Crafty Kids - Art - Autumn Crafts for Kids - Watercolour Autumn Tree

Using the PVA glue, stick the ‘leaves’ onto the branch of your tree in random directions.

Arty Crafty Kids - Art - Autumn Crafts for Kids - Watercolour Autumn Tree

And you should now have your very own glorious watercolour Autumn tree!

If you’re a regular to Arty Crafty Kids, you will see that we have a small obsession developing with Autumn trees – For more inspiration check out our Handprint Autumn Tree and Splatter Tree!

 

Arty Crafty Kids - Art - Autumn Crafts for Kids - Watercolour Autumn Tree

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