Circle Print Turkey Craft

Arty Crafty Kids - Circle Print Button Turkey Craft for Kids - A fun and simple Thanksgiving craft for kids with a free template included!

Today I have the pleasure of publishing one of three brand new Thanksgiving Turkey Crafts – Circle Print Turkey Craft! 

Using our free turkey template, your Arty Crafty Kids can decorate their turkeys in a variety of fun and dynamic ways; exploring printing techniques to play with geometrics, adding tissue paper to work those fine motor skills or buttons for texture and body!

They could also combine all three methods to create one fabulous turkey!

This post explores the circle print technique and your Arty Crafty Kids are free to use their own creativity to make the turkey their own!

Arty Crafty Kids - Circle Print Turkey Craft for Kids - A fun and simple Thanksgiving craft for kids with a free template included!

Circle Print Turkey Craft: Materials 

White Cardstock
Circular printing objects – TP Rolls, paper straws, lego bricks etc
PVA Glue / Glue Stick
Paint
Scissors

Turkey Template: 

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The form can be found towards the end of this post.

You can also gain instant access by joining the
Arty Crafty Kids Members Area, where you can benefit from unlimited downloads, access to exclusive art & craft templates, colouring pages, how to draw guides,
activity booklets and much more!

Circle Print Turkey Craft: Tutorial 

Arty Crafty Kids - Circle Print Turkey Craft for Kids - A fun and simple Thanksgiving craft for kids with a free template included!

Step 1: Download the templates from the member’s area or via the sign-up form found towards the end of this post.

Print the templates on white cardstock and gather the materials.

Arty Crafty Kids - Button Turkey Craft for Kids - A fun and simple Thanksgiving craft for kids with a free template included!

Step 2: Paint/colour both templates with your Arty Crafty Kids favourite medium.

This could be regular washable paint, watercolours or colouring pencils/pens.

Arty Crafty Kids - Circle Print Button Turkey Craft for Kids - A fun and simple Thanksgiving craft for kids with a free template included!

Step 3: As you can see from the image above, our circular objects are old plastic tubes we picked up at our local scrap store. If you cannot get hold of tubes, pen lids or bottle tops could also work.

Once your Arty Crafty Kids have their circular items, simply dip the object into the paint and press it firmly down onto one of the painted turkey feathers.

With every fresh application of paint, we printed on to a piece of scrap paper before printing on the turkey. This helped to disperse any formed bubbles and remove excess paint.

Arty Crafty Kids - Circle Print Button Turkey Craft for Kids - A fun and simple Thanksgiving craft for kids with a free template included!

Step 4: Fill the feathers with overlapping circles of different colours. They could be Autumn shades of orange, red and brown or multi-contrasting colours.

Arty Crafty Kids - Circle Print Button Turkey Craft for Kids - A fun and simple Thanksgiving craft for kids with a free template included! Step 5: Continue printing until the feathers are complete.

Arty Crafty Kids - Circle Print Button Turkey Craft for Kids - A fun and simple Thanksgiving craft for kids with a free template included!

Step 5: Cut out the remaining Turkey elements and assemble to form a face.

Glue the completed body to the centre of the printed feathers.

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I hope your Arty Crafty Kids enjoy using the circle print technique to create their turkeys.

This Circle Print Turkey Craft is one of three new Thanksgiving Turkey crafts featured on Arty Crafty Kids.

Using the same Turkey Template, your Arty Crafty Kids can also make a Button Turkey or /and Tissue Paper Turkey!

Perhaps they can make an entirely new turkey using difficult mediums and painting techniques!

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Arty Crafty Kids - Circle Print Turkey Craft for Kids - A fun and simple Thanksgiving craft for kids with a free template included!

Button Turkey Craft

Arty Crafty Kids - Button Turkey Craft for Kids - A fun and simple Thanksgiving craft for kids with a free template included!

Today I have the pleasure of publishing one of three brand new Thanksgiving Turkey Crafts – Button Turkey Craft! 

Using our free turkey template, your Arty Crafty Kids can decorate their turkeys in a variety of fun and dynamic ways; exploring printing techniques to play with geometrics, adding tissue paper to work those fine motor skills or buttons for texture and body!

They could also combine all three methods to create one fabulous turkey!

This post is all about working your Arty Crafty Kids fine motor skills, by adding decorative buttons to their Turkey’s feathers.

This craft also encourages children to play with colour (matching buttons to coloured feathers), shape and space, where they will need to use their problem-solving skills to correctly fit buttons within the feathers.

Arty Crafty Kids - Button Turkey Craft for Kids - A fun and simple Thanksgiving craft for kids with a free template included!

Button Turkey Craft: Materials

White Cardstock
Decorative Buttons
PVA Glue / Glue Stick
Paint
Scissors

Turkey Template: 

Sign-up to our newsletter and we’ll send the templates over!

The form can be found towards the end of this post.

You can also gain instant access by joining the
Arty Crafty Kids Members Area, where you can benefit from unlimited downloads, access to exclusive art & craft templates, colouring pages, how to draw guides,
activity booklets and much more!

Button Turkey Craft: Tutorial 

Arty Crafty Kids - Button Turkey Craft for Kids - A fun and simple Thanksgiving craft for kids with a free template included!

Step 1: Download the templates from the member’s area or via the sign-up form found towards the end of this post.

Print the templates on to white cardstock and gather the materials.

Remember to check your printer settings. Some printers require adjustments for different types of paper and card.

Arty Crafty Kids - Button Turkey Craft for Kids - A fun and simple Thanksgiving craft for kids with a free template included!

Step 2: Paint/colour both templates with your Arty Crafty Kids favourite medium.

This could be regular washable paint, watercolours or colouring pencils/pens – it’s entirely up to your Arty Crafty Kids!

Arty Crafty Kids - Button Turkey Craft for Kids - A fun and simple Thanksgiving craft for kids with a free template included!

Step 3: Cut out the turkey body elements and assemble to form a face.

Glue the completed body to the centre of the painted feathers.

Arty Crafty Kids - Button Turkey Craft for Kids - A fun and simple Thanksgiving craft for kids with a free template included!

Step 4: Begin sticking the decorative buttons to the feathers.

This is a fun exercise for matching colours and playing with shape and space.

Arty Crafty Kids will need to use their problem-solving skills to work out how the buttons will fit within each feather – using a variety of different types of buttons will help to make the craft more engaging!

Arty Crafty Kids - Button Turkey Craft for Kids - A fun and simple Thanksgiving craft for kids with a free template included!

Step 5: Continue working those fine motor skills to fill the remaining feather space until each is full with pretty buttons!

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I hope your Arty Crafty Kids enjoy playing with buttons to create beautiful feathers for their turkeys!

This Button Turkey Craft is one of three new Thanksgiving Turkey crafts featured on Arty Crafty Kids.

Using the same Turkey Template, your Arty Crafty Kids can also make a Circle Print or /and Tissue Paper Turkey!

Perhaps they can make an entirely new turkey using difficult mediums and painting techniques!

Arty Crafty Kids - Button Turkey Craft for Kids - A fun and simple Thanksgiving craft for kids with a free template included!

 

 

Tissue Paper Turkey Craft

Today I have the pleasure of publishing one of three brand new Thanksgiving Turkey Crafts – Tissue Paper Turkey Craft

Using our free turkey template, your Arty Crafty Kids can decorate their turkeys in a variety of fun and dynamic ways; exploring printing techniques to play with geometrics, adding tissue paper to work those fine motor skills or buttons for texture and body!

They could also combine all three methods to create one fabulous turkey!

This version of our Turkey series focusses entirely on fine motor skills. The process of tearing, scrunching, rolling and sticking is a wonderful exercise for strengthening the muscles within the hand and developing hand-eye coordination.

To extend the project further, children can work on creating patterns and consider symmetry within the creative process.

Arty Crafty Kids - Tissue Paper Turkey Craft for Kids - A fun and simple Thanksgiving craft for kids with a free template included!

Tissue Paper Turkey Craft: Materials 

White Cardstock
Tissue Paper – Autumn Shades of Orange, Red, Yellow and Brown
PVA Glue / Glue Stick
Paint
Scissors

Turkey Template: 

Sign-up to our newsletter and we’ll send the templates over!

The form can be found towards the end of this post.

You can also gain instant access by joining the
Arty Crafty Kids Members Area, where you can benefit from unlimited downloads, access to exclusive art & craft templates, colouring pages, how to draw guides,
activity booklets and much more!

Tissue Paper Turkey Craft: Tutorial

Arty Crafty Kids - Tissue Paper Turkey Craft for Kids - A fun and simple Thanksgiving craft for kids with a free template included!

Step 1: Download the templates from the member’s area or via the sign-up form found towards the end of this post.

Print the templates on to white cardstock and gather the materials.

Remember to check your printer settings. Some printers require adjustments for different types of paper and card.

Arty Crafty Kids - Tissue Paper Turkey Craft for Kids - A fun and simple Thanksgiving craft for kids with a free template included!

Step 2: Paint the turkey body and facial elements (Turkey Template Part 2) and then cut out the turkey body elements and assemble to form a face.

Glue the completed body to the centre of the painted feathers.

Arty Crafty Kids - Tissue Paper Turkey Craft for Kids - A fun and simple Thanksgiving craft for kids with a free template included!

Step 2: Tear, scrunch, roll and stick the tissue paper onto the surrounding turkey feathers.

Older children may prefer creating small, tight and compact balls of tissue paper and younger children will go for big, lose and spaced out- both are perfect!

Painting the feathers first may help younger children and they also can match the tissue paper to the correct feather colours.

Arty Crafty Kids - Tissue Paper Turkey Craft for Kids - A fun and simple Thanksgiving craft for kids with a free template included!

Step 3: Fill the turkey with tissue paper until the feathers are complete.

To extend the project further, introduce the concept of symmetry and encourage your Arty Crafty Kids to create patterns within the feathers using tissue paper.


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hope your Arty Crafty Kids enjoy playing with tissue paper to create beautiful feathers for their turkeys!

This Tissue Paper Turkey Craft is one of three new Thanksgiving Turkey crafts featured on Arty Crafty Kids.

Using the same Turkey Template, your Arty Crafty Kids can also make a Circle Print Turkey or /and Button Turkey!

Perhaps they can make an entirely new turkey using difficult mediums and painting techniques!

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Arty Crafty Kids - Tissue Paper Turkey Craft for Kids - A fun and simple Thanksgiving craft for kids with a free template included!

Tissue Paper Pumpkin Craft

Arty Crafty Kids - Tissue Paper Pumpkin Craft for kids. A sweet Autumn or Halloween craft that's great for developing fine motor skills! #pumpkin #preschool #preschoolcraft #easykidscraft #craftsforkids #finemotor

This Tissue Paper Pumpkin Craft has been designed with preschoolers and very young children in mind. The process of tearing, scrunching, rolling and sticking is wonderful for fine motor skills (or dexterity).

Fine motor skills refer to the coordination of small muscles within the hands, wrists and fingers that are essential for picking objects up and writing.

Crafts that involve a simple and repetitive process, such as our cute little pumpkin craft, give those fine motor skills a fabulous workout.

Arty Crafty Kids - Tissue Paper Pumpkin Craft for kids. A sweet Autumn or Halloween craft that's great for developing fine motor skills! #pumpkin #preschool #preschoolcraft #easykidscraft #craftsforkids #finemotor

Tissue Paper Pumpkin Craft: Materials 

Green and Orange Tissue Paper
PVA Glue

Pumpkin Template – 

This pumpkin template is part of our exclusive content found within the

Arty Crafty Kids members area.

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What’s the in the Arty Crafty Kids Members Area: 

  • Art and Craft Template
  • Colouring Pages
  • Silhouettes
  • Animal and Shape Outlines
  • How to Draw guides and Drawing Prompts

Tissue Paper Pumpkin Craft: Tutorial

Arty Crafty Kids - Tissue Paper Pumpkin Craft for kids. A sweet Autumn or Halloween craft that's great for developing fine motor skills! #pumpkin #preschool #preschoolcraft #easykidscraft #craftsforkids #finemotor

Step 1: Download the template from our members’ area or create your own.

Print the template on to good quality paper or white cardstock. Preschoolers are often generous with their glue application. Cardstock tends to be much better at absorbing the excess and prevents the craft turning into a soggy mess!

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Begin tearing tissue paper and rolling/scrunching into balls.

Arty Crafty Kids - Tissue Paper Pumpkin Craft for kids. A sweet Autumn or Halloween craft that's great for developing fine motor skills! #pumpkin #preschool #preschoolcraft #easykidscraft #craftsforkids #finemotor

Step 2: Coat a section of the template in a thin layer of PVA glue (liquid form or glue stick) and stick the balls of tissue paper within the pumpkin template.

The size of the tissue paper balls is wholly dependent on your preschooler. They may like teeny tiny balls or big open scrunchy ones – both options are perfect!

Notice from the picture the use of the pincer grip. Without even thinking about it, your infants and preschoolers will be strengthening their little muscles and improving their coordination throughout the craft.

Arty Crafty Kids - Tissue Paper Pumpkin Craft for kids. A sweet Autumn or Halloween craft that's great for developing fine motor skills! #pumpkin #preschool #preschoolcraft #easykidscraft #craftsforkids #finemotor

Step 3: Continue filling the pumpkin with tissue paper.

Encourage your Arty Crafty Kids to follow the lines of the pumpkin template and fill the white space by placing the tissue paper balls as closley together as possible.  This is great for hand-eye coordination!

Arty Crafty Kids - Tissue Paper Pumpkin Craft for kids. A sweet Autumn or Halloween craft that's great for developing fine motor skills! #pumpkin #preschool #preschoolcraft #easykidscraft #craftsforkids #finemotor

Step 4: Keep going until the pumpkin is completely full!

OPTIONS: 

We love to give our Arty Crafty Kids choice and filling the pumpkin template with tissue paper is just one option!

Here are a few extra ideas: 

  • For older children, take the magazine challenge! This involves using the paper from one magazine and filling the template with torn paper. This adds texture to the finished piece and Arty Crafty Kids use their creativity repurposing prints and images to create art. Example: Butterfly Collage
  • Sticking to a collage theme, perhaps paint the pumpkin template in its appropriate colours first and ask your Arty Crafty Kids to find matching coloured items (buttons, sequins, tissue paper etc) to fill the pumpkin.

These ideas can be applied to many of the templates on offer within the Arty Crafty Kids members area and can be downloaded as many times as you like!

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For more Autumn inspiration, check out these following posts:

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Autumn Leaf Pop Art

Arty Crafty Kids - Autumn Leaf Pop Art project for kids, with a free template included! #autumncraft #kidsart #artforkids #kidsactivities #craftsforkids

The Pop Art movement began in the 1950s and refers to a simple style that is characterised by brightly painted commercial images, such as Andy Warhol’s soup cans and the Shot Marilyns.  It’s a fun colourful art form that’s perfect for children to explore!

Our  Autumn Leaf Pop Art project simplifies the style, encourages colour play and aims to create art that literally “POPS” from the page.

Arty Crafty Kids - Autumn Leaf Pop Art project for kids, with a free template included! #autumncraft #kidsart #artforkids #kidsactivities #craftsforkids

This project will introduce the concept of Complementary Colours – Colours that are directly opposite each other on the colour spectrum. When two complementary colours are mixed, they create brown.

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Your Arty Crafty Kids may find it useful to refer to our colour chart. Simply choose a colour from the outer wheel and imagine a line travelling across the circle to the colour opposite. This will be that colours complementary partner.

Autumn Leaf Pop Art: Materials 

White Cardstock
Acrylic Paint
Paintbrush
Variety of Leaves

Leaf Grid Template – available towards the end of this post! 

Autumn Leaf Pop Art: Tutorial


Arty Crafty Kids - Autumn Leaf Pop Art project for kids, with a free template included! #autumncraft #kidsart #artforkids #kidsactivities #craftsforkids

 

Step 1: Download and print the Leaf Art Grid template (The Sign-up form can be found towards the end of this post).

Using bright Autumn colours, paint the segments.

Try to alter the order of colours and shades throughout the grid. As you see from our example, we’ve used a small palette of colours with some segments complementing their neighbour, while others clash.

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Step 2: Head outside and gather a collection of leaves.

If your Arty Crafty Kids intend to remain within the segments, then be mindful about leaf size.

That said, there are options! Your Arty Crafty Kids may prefer larger leaves that overlap across the page. Perhaps they could use just a single leaf and create one large print.

This post is designed as a demonstration for one technique, however, I’m sure your Arty Crafty Kids will have their own ideas and it’s important to run with that creativity.

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Step 3: Let’s paint!

For best results, use acrylic paint and apply with a brush.

When it comes to printing, less is more and detail is easily lost in the excess paint. This will be a process of trial and error for your Arty Crafty Kids, but that’s part of the fun!

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Step 4: With each leag, press the painted side down firmly onto the grid and gently move your finger across the leaf, pressing down around the edges.

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Step 5: Peel the leaf away from the grid to reveal the print.

With each print, select a different complementary colour to make the leaf POP  from the page.

If your Arty Crafty Kids need assistance with their colour choices, refer to the colour wheel. They should also be encouraged to experiment for themselves.

My own daughter had her own ideas and prefered to use the same coloured print for every segment, which is equally as effective and a great learning exercise with respect to understanding how colours work together.

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Step 6: Continue the process until the grid is full of leaf prints!

Arty Crafty Kids - Autumn Leaf Pop Art project for kids, with a free template included! #autumncraft #kidsart #artforkids #kidsactivities #craftsforkids

I hope you’re Arty Crafty Kids enjoy the process of creating their Autumn Leaf Pop Art!

These pieces look amazing framed and even better with multiple pop art projects using different leaf prints and colours. Can you imagine how an Autumn Leaf Pop Art display could look?

 

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EXAMPLE: These pumpkin and acorn POP ART templates can be accessed via our members’ area…
thumbnail of Pop Art White Pumpkin thumbnail of Example Pop Art Acorn

For more art and craft inspiration this Autumn, take a look at our viral Autumn Leaf Art project and fun Rainbow Leaf Art that plays with negative and positive space.

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Arty Crafty Kids Autumn Box

Arty Crafty Kids Autumn Box - A themed art and craft monthly subscription box for kids! This month is jam-packed with awesome Autumn themed crafts for kids #autumncrafts #kidscrafts #craftsforkids #autumn #subbox

“We help parents unplug their kids from modern technology and spend quality time engaging in fun art and craft projects”

This month we’re proud to introduce the Arty Crafty Kids Autumn Box to our subscription series.

Every month, we bring the fun by making it easy to engage kids in arts and crafts with unique and fun ideas, easy to do projects, online printable templates and the Arty Crafty Box with all the materials delivered to your door!

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Arty Crafty Kids Autumn Box: What’s inside? 

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This month we’ve introduced the Tinker Tub to our subscription box.

The new Tinker Tubs are designed to expand and challenge your Arty Crafty Kids creativity!

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Every tub is different, filled with random and unusual loose parts. Children are encouraged to freely explore the contents; experimenting with printing, sticking and using the materials to add interesting and fun textures to their fabulous creations!

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Art can take many forms and this month we’re encouraging our Arty Crafty Kids to explore the beauty of outdoors with this simple Nature Weaving activity.

Perfect for building fine motor skills, Arty Crafty Kids will also use their creativity to assemble their natural treasures into a colourful woven work of art.

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We’re big fans of Hedgehogs and this month we’re turning cutesy handprints into cutesy little hedgehogs!

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We adore Autumn Handprint Trees and this beautiful keepsake suncatcher will cast glorious rays of Autumn Colours.

Unplug the kids from modern technology and spend quality time engaging in Art & Craft projects!

Enjoy 50% off your first box with the promo code: 50FIRSTBOX

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Fingerprint Heart Autumn Tree

Arty Crafty Kids | Craft Ideas for Kids | Fingerprint Heart Autumn Tree Craft for Kids, with a template included #autumncrafts #autumntree #craftideasforkids #kidscrafts

We love Autumn, we really do and have expressed it beautifully with our latest Autumn Tree Craft – The Fingerprint Heart Autumn Tree!

So if you love Autumn as much as we do, then this is the craft for you and your Arty Crafty Kids!

While simple in method, this project is perfect for colour-mixing and kids’ will love recreating the colours that come with the seasonal change in their art.

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Fingerprint Heart Autumn Tree: Materials 

White Cardstock for Printing
Paint – Create Autumn Shades
Brown Paper
PVA Glue
Paintbrush
Scissors

Our Free Tree Heart Printable. This could be found towards the end of this post.

Fingerprint Heart Autumn Tree: Tutorial 


Arty Crafty Kids | Craft Ideas for Kids | Fingerprint Heart Autumn Tree Craft for Kids, with a template included #autumncrafts #autumntree #craftideasforkids #kidscrafts

Step 1: Download and print the heart template – this can be found towards the end of this post.

Prepare the paint, with either ready-made shades of oranges, red and yellow or offer your Arty Crafty Kids the primary colours with black and white for colour mixing.

While they’re colour-mixing, ask questions:

  • How much Red and Yellow do you need to make Orange?
  • How do you make different tones of Orange (Yellow, Red, Green)?
  • How do you make Brown?

This simple process of trial and error is a fabulous learning exercise, with an emphasis on problem-solving skills and mathematical thinking (mixing and mentally measuring colours to achieve the desired tone).

And of course, it’s wonderful for creativity!

Feel free to refer to our colour chart for reference:

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Step 2: Add fingerprints! 

For best results, add a thin layer of paint to the fingerprint and print.

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Step 3: Using the darkest Autumn shades, work from the bottom of the heart up, layering the colours as your Arty Crafty Kids progress.

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Step 4. Continue working with the heart shape, progressing with lighter shades as your Arty Crafty Kids reach the top.

The layering of colours will create some interesting and beautiful tones.

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Step 5: Leave the heart to thoroughly dry!

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Step 6: Transforming the fingerprint hearts into an Autumn Tree!

Arty Crafty Kids | Craft Ideas for Kids | Fingerprint Heart Autumn Tree Craft for Kids, with a template included #autumncrafts #autumntree #craftideasforkids #kidscrafts

Using brown paper, trace around your child’s arm and hand. Depending on the age of your Arty Crafty Kid, they may want to do this for themselves.

Cut out the arm/hand trunk and secure to the cardstock, positioning the hand within the fingerprint heart.

The Fingerprint Heart

Autumn Tree is now complete!

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For more Arty Crafty Autumn inspiration, take a look at a few of our popular posts!

Autumn Handprint Tree

Autumn Bubble Wrap Tree

Accordion Leaf Autumn Tree 

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We bring the fun by making it easy to engage kids in arts and crafts with unique and fun ideas, easy to do projects, online printable templates and the Arty Crafty Box with all the materials delivered to your door!

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Accordion Leaf Autumn Tree

Arty Crafty Kids | Crafts for Kids | Accordian Leaf Autumn Tree Craft for Kids - create a 'crunchy' autumn leaf effect with the accoridan fold #autumntree #autumncrafts #kidscrafts #craftsforkids

It’s that time of year again where we’re playing around with paper and glue to find new and unique ways to create gorgeous Autumn Tree art. I believe (and I hope you will agree), we have achieved exactly that with our new Accordion Leaf Autumn Tree!

The accordion fold is a basic and fun technique for little hands to master, and gives fine motor skills a thorough workout!

We’ve used this process within a number of our crafts (Paper Plate Lion, Newspaper Unicorn & Newspaper Witch) and here, it works particularly well; creating body and movement with a crunchy leaf texture.

Paired with our handy tree template, this Autumn Tree Craft could work well within a classroom setting or/and with multiple kids.

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Accordion Leaf Autumn Tree: Materials

An assortment of Paper (inc. Yellow, Green, Orange, Red & Brown)
PVA Glue
Blue or White Cardstock
Scissors

Autumn Tree Template:

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Accordion Leaf Autumn Tree: Tutorial 

Arty Crafty Kids | Crafts for Kids | Accordion Leaf Autumn Tree Craft for Kids - create a 'crunchy' autumn leaf effect with the accoridon fold #autumntree #autumncrafts #kidscrafts #craftsforkids Step 1. Download and print the tree template onto white or blue cardstock.

Alternatively, your Arty Crafty Kids can draw their own tree freehand or trace around their arm and hand to create an Autumn Handprint Tree.

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Step 2. Gather an assortment of coloured, patterned and textured paper.

Next, cut out a number of leaf shapes of each colour (or ovals for simplicity).

If your Arty Crafty Kids are using our Autumn Tree Template, ask them to count the number of twirls on branches and match this number with the correct amount of leaves.

Arty Crafty Kids | Crafts for Kids | Accordion Leaf Autumn Tree Craft for Kids - create a 'crunchy' autumn leaf effect with the accoridon fold #autumntree #autumncrafts #kidscrafts #craftsforkids Step 3. The Accordion Fold

The accordion fold is a simple folding technique that creates a zigzag, pleated texture and is often used to make handheld fans.

  1. Fold the Paper in half.
  2. Rotate the Leaf so the fold is at the bottom and you have two flaps.
  3. Peel down the first flap until it meets the bottom fold.
  4. And repeat this step with the second flap.

The accordion is now complete with even zigzag folds.

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Step 4. Fold all the leaves and begin sticking them to the Autumn Tree Template, using the twirls as a guide.

As you can see, we have used the branches to segment and bunch colours, starting with the darkest shade at the bottom.

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Step 5. Continue working around the tree using a variety of colours and patterns. 

Be sure to only glue the ends of the leaves, as accordion folds will give the leaves bounce and movement on the paper.

They almost appear crunchy!

 

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Step 6. Once the tree is filled with bright and beautiful accordion leaves, add any remaining paper leaves to the bottom of the tree trunk.

The Accordion Leaf Autumn Tree craft is now complete!

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Autumn is the season of tree crafts and if you’re looking for alternatives way to utilise this handy template, take a look at our Autumn Bubble Wrap Tree and 4 Seasons Pebble Game! 

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Did you know that Arty Crafty Kids now has a monthly Art and Craft subscription box, where every box is a creative adventure for kids?

Take a peek inside our boxes and when you order, get 50% off the first box by using 50FIRSTBOX at checkout!

 

The Arty Crafty Box is packed with creative, playful and engaging art and craft projects for kids, complete with all the necessary materials and easy to follow instructions.

In addition to this, every box includes an Artspiration booklet that’s filled with how-to-draw tutorials and drawing prompts to enhance your Arty Crafty Kids creativity and FREE access to our online members’ area that contains exclusive art and craft templates, colouring pages and more!

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Rainbow Silhouette Leaf Art

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This simple Rainbow Silhouette Leaf Art project is all about play and creative experimentation.

Playing with colours.

Playing with positive and negative space.

Playing with various artistic approaches.

And with a choice of four downloadable templates, Arty Crafty Kids can really make this project their own and immerse themselves into the creative process.

Learning and developing as they create, without any pressure of getting it ‘right’ or ‘wrong’ – anything and everything goes!

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Rainbow Silhouette Leaf Art: Materials 

White Card Stock
Paint
Scissors
Sponge
PVA Glue
Printer

Leaf Templates:

Enjoy a FREE leaf template when you sign up for our Arty Crafty newsletter (the sign-up form can be found towards the end of this post) OR join our online Arty Crafty Members area to access all four templates AND the full library of Art & Craft Templates, How to Draw Guides, Colouring Pages, Animal Outlines, Drawing Prompts, Downloadable Arty Crafty Box Artspiration and instruction booklets and much more!

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Video Tutorial: 

Rainbow Silhouette Leaf Art: Tutorial 

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Step 1. Let’s make a Rainbow!

This is a great opportunity for Arty Crafty Kids to explore the magic and wonder of colour-mixing, and for this reason, I would always recommend that Arty Crafty Kids only paint with the primary colours with black and white.

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With the ease of ready-mixed paint, it’s tempting to offer the full spectrum of ready-made colours, however, this sadly denies kids the opportunity to experiment, play and ultimately learn through the process of trial and error.

So, with access to the primary colours only, encourage your Arty Crafty Kids to make as many colours as possible!

Ask questions throughout the process:

  • How much yellow and red do you need to make orange?
  • How many shades of blue can you make?
  • What happens when you mix all the colours together?

 

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Step 2. While the Rainbow Canvas dries,  cut out the leaf silhouettes of your Arty Crafty Kids chosen template(s).

Place the leaves on the canvas and experiment with their arrangement.

Step 3. Now it’s time to make a choice… 

Stick the leaf silhouettes directly on to the rainbow background or move onto  Step 4. to create inverted silhouettes. 

Alternatively, paint two rainbow canvas’ and do both options.

 

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Step 4. To create inverted silhouettes, simply hold the unstuck leaf template with a finger or two and gently sponge paint around the shape with the other hand.

To contrast against the rainbow background, we’ve used black in our example piece.

For an alternative method, take a look at our Autumn Leaf Painting concept, where we’ve left the background white and added an assortment of colours instead of black.

 

Step 5. Continue sponge painting around each leaf. 

 

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Step 6. And then gently peel the templates away to reveal the inverted leaf silhouettes.

Here, the Arty Crafty Kids are again presented with a choice; the piece could be left complete at this stage with more of the rainbow background revealed or, it could be filled in.

 

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Step 7. To enhance the effect of the inverted silhouette, simply fill in the remaining space surrounding the leaves.  This remaining area is called negative space and simply put, it’s the area that surrounds the subject or point of interest. 

In this instance, it’s our leaf silhouettes.

The notion of positive and negative space is naturally explored in this project and one your Arty Crafty Kids will consider without knowing the official terminology or theory – they’ll be too busy doing!

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And this concludes the Rainbow Silhouette Leaf Art project.

I would like to end with a thought from my eldest Arty Crafty Kid, Olivia (8):

I really like this project. It lets children use their imaginations and play with rainbow colours.
I love the idea of rainbow leaves, it makes me think of a magical fairy world. A little glitter would really finish off the project!

 

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The Arty Crafty Box

Did you know that Arty Crafty Kids now has a monthly Art and Craft subscription box, where every box is a creative adventure for kids?

Take a peek inside our boxes and when you order, get 50% off the first box by using 50FIRSTBOX at checkout!

 

The Arty Crafty Box is packed with creative, playful and engaging art and craft projects for kids, complete with all the necessary materials and easy to follow instructions.

In addition to this, every box includes an Artspiration booklet that’s filled with how-to-draw tutorials and drawing prompts to enhance your Arty Crafty Kids creativity and FREE access to our online members’ area that contains exclusive art and craft templates, colouring pages and more!

Arty Crafty Kids Box Order Now

 

Autumn Handprint Tree

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Autumn is a gorgeous, colourful season that never fails to get the creative juices flowing and if you’re looking for an opportunity to explore simple colour-mixing techniques within a seasonal theme, then this Autumn Handprint Tree art project is the one for you.

Children can observe the natural change that comes with Autumn and attempt to recreate what they see within their art.

Throughout the process, encourage your Arty Crafty Kids to mix their own colours and describe what happens when the colours mix.

Ask questions:

  • How much Red and Yellow do you need to make Orange?
  • How do you make different tones of Orange (Yellow, Red, Green)?
  • How do you make Brown?

This simple process of trial and error is a fabulous learning exercise, with an emphasis on problem-solving skills and mathematical thinking (mixing and mentally measuring colours to achieve the desired tone).

And of course, it’s wonderful for creativity!

Autumn Handprint Tree Art: Materials 

A sheet of white card
Paint (Primary Colours, White and Black)
Q-tips

For your reference, here’s a very basic colour chart that you may find helpful!

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Autumn Handprint Tree Art:  Tutorial 

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Step 1. Using a pencil, draw a faint line around the hand and arm of your child.

If your child is of preschool age or older, they may want to have a go themselves.

Next, paint the print brown.

Alternatively, simply draw around the arm directly onto a piece of brown paper and cut out the shape and stick.

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Step 2. Time for the really fun bit – colour mixing!

This is s chance for kiddos to explore colour by experimenting with primary colours to create Autumn shades of red, yellow, orange and green, oh and of course brown (every toddler can make brown!).

Using a q-tip, end of a pencil or even your child’s finger, begin adding dots around the tree.

 

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Step 3. Build the dots with different colours. Try overlapping the dots and see the print transform into an Autumn Handprint Tree!

Since writing this post in 2015, I have seen hundreds of Autumn Handprint Trees completed by children from all over the world and it’s established itself as a favourite tree art project with teachers!

Thank you for all the amazing feedback. Every photo brings a smile to my face!

The Arty Crafty Box

Did you know that Arty Crafty Kids now has a monthly Art and Craft subscription box, where every box is a creative adventure for kids?

Take a peek inside our boxes and when you order, get 50% off the first box by using 50FIRSTBOX at checkout!

The Arty Crafty Box is packed with creative, playful and engaging art and craft projects for kids, complete with all the necessary materials and easy to follow instructions.

In addition to this, every box includes an Artspiration booklet that’s filled with how-to-draw tutorials and drawing prompts to enhance your Arty Crafty Kids creativity.

Arty Crafty Kids Box Order Now

Arty Crafty Kids - Art - Art Ideas for Kids - Autumn Handprint Tree

For more Autumn themed Art and Craft inspiration, you may also enjoy our collection of Woodland Animal Crafts and Creative Fall crafts for Kids, as well as our Splatter, Glitter and Bubble Wrap Autumn tree art ideas.