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!

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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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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.

Adorable Forest Animal Crafts

Arty Crafty Kids | Craft | 18 Adorable Forest Animals Crafts for Kids to Make

Animals crafts are always well received in my home and when Autumn hits, we begin thinking the critters who will soon be bedding down for the Winter or are awoken earlier to take advantage of the longer nights. I’m talking about forest animals and today I have the pleasure of showing you 18 Adorable Forest Animals Crafts for Kids.

Within this collection, you will find wide-eyed eyes, sleek foxes, badgers, mice, racoons and of course hedgehogs. I have selected a nice variety of crafts using paper, recycled materials and the trusty paper plate, suited to both big and little kids.

Sound good?

Let’s take a look!

18 Adorable Forest Animals for Kids

Arty Crafty Kids | Craft | 18 Adorable Forest Animals Crafts for Kids to Make

Paper Tube Foxes by The Craft Train

Cardboard Owls using Recycled Materials by Arty Crafty Kids

Paper Tube Fox and Badger by Molly Moo

Cute Little Brown Mouse ‘Inspired by the Gruffalo’ Mask by The Educators Spin on It

Sponge Painted Paper Owls by Buggy & Buddy

Cupcake Liner Fox Craft by I Heart Crafty Things

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Paper Plate Badger by Crafts on Sea

Cute Paper Finger Puppet Hedgehogs by Easy Peasy and Fun

Quirky Fox Gift Bag by Pink Stripey Socks

Cupcake Liner Owl by A Little Pinch of Perfect

Cute Forest Animal Cootie Catchers by Easy Peasy Owl

Pinecone Owl Ornament by Red Ted Art

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‘Fantastic Mr Fox’ face mask by Red Ted Art

Goldilocks and the Three Bears Wooden Spoon Puppets by Messy Little Monster

Cute Newspaper Racoon by I Heart Crafty Things

Yarn Pom-pom Hedgehog by Red Ted Art

Paper Cone Forest Animals by BlueBear Wood

Paper Plate Hedgehog by Arty Crafty Kids

18 Adorable Forest Animal Crafts 

I hope you’ve enjoyed our collection of adorable forest animal crafts – do you have a favourite?

For more animal crafts, take a look at our Newspaper Lion and Paper Plate Jellyfish!

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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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Black Glue Autumn Tree Art

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Autumn is the season of colour. Big bold and beautiful colours, and our Black Glue Autumn Tree Art attempts to capture as many of those glorious shades as possible, creating something that I think is rather magical. My eldest described the tree as her very own Faraway Tree (an Eden Blyton reference), that’s filled with fairies and gnomes.

I love her view of the world.

Kids will love the freedom of playing with watercolours; experimenting with water to paint ratios, colour mixing and using their own observations of real trees to recreate the colours they see around them at this time of year.

The watercolours work well against the stark contrast of the black glue outline and the best bit about black glue, is that no matter how many times it’s washed over with paint, it will not dull or alter the overall effect of that beautiful glossy outline.

And you might be surprised to learn that Black Glue is super easy (and cheap!!!) to make at home!

Black Glue Autumn Tree Art: Supplies and Materials

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Watercolour Paper 
Watercolour Paint
Water
PVA Glue
Black Acrylic Paint
Tissue Paper
Fine Tipped Glue/Paint Squeezy Bottle/Dispenser

While I would always encourage Arty Crafty Kids to create their own trees, I also have a FREE Downloadable Template to make the project a little easier.

Download the Template HERE: Autumn Tree Black Glue Template

How to Make Black Glue

Our black glue is a combination 3 parts PVA glue and 1 part black acrylic paint.

Mix it all together in a squeezy bottle and thoroughly shake.

Remove the bottle lid and give the mixture a stir with the end of a glue stick/pencil and continue shaking until the glue is black.

Too much paint could make the mixture a little runny, so start off small and don’t worry if it appears grey within the bottle as the glue will dry black!

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Once you’ve mixed the black glue, print out our template onto some watercolour paper and simply follow the outline of the Autumn Tree.

Don’t worry if the black glue pools or you end up with uneven lines and splodges, it all adds to the overall effect.

As you can see, ours is less than perfect (and full of charm).

Leave the black glue to dry over night.

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We started with painting the bark, using red and brown tones by adding small amounts of water to the paintbrush and mixing with paint. To create lighter shades, add more water.

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When I think of Autumn colours, I envision many variations of yellow, red, orange, brown and dark green.

In an attempt to capture that variety of shades, we started with the lightest colour – yellow.

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And then applied the dark shades of green along the branches of the tree.

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From these two points of light and dark, we filled the remaining space with colour . Layering yellows over brown and red. Green over yellow and brown, and continued playing until the tree was brimming with colour.

Encourage the Arty Crafty Kids to explore the full watercolour pallet and simply go with the flow, layer different colours and adding more or less water to each application.

The Black Glue Autumn Tree Art project is now complete. 

I hope you’ve loved our latest Autumn Tree art project! for more Autumnal inspiration, take a look at our incredibly popular Autumn Handprint Tree, Autumn Leaf Art and Bubble Wrap Autumn Tree Painting.

Today’s post forms part of the ‘Black Glue Crew’ blog hop, where a bunch of crazy bloggy creatives have come together to create a themed collection of black glue projects. If you haven’t already guessed, this months theme is Autumn.  Click HERE to see the full collection of Black Glue Kids Art ideas!

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Four Seasons Transformation Rock Game

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Todays Four Seasons Transformation Rock Game takes an interactive and hands-on approach to engaging children in seasonal change observations and discussions. With a simple turn of a pebble, children can work through all four seasons, using the bright colours to identify and differentiate between Summer, Spring, Autumn and Winter.

The activity all begins with a fun rock hunt, so head down to your local beach or pebble rich location and start collecting – you will need a minimum of 40 small, flat and smooth rocks!

Four Seasons Transformation Rock Game: supplies and tutorial 

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40 Smooth, small and flat pebbles
Acrylic Paint
Metallic Paint
Black Sharpie
Pencil

Download the free printable: 4 Seasons Tree Template

Our handy printable is free to download for personal use only. It is not to be re-sold or redistributed without prior consent. 

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Step 1. Wash the Pebbles and leave to dry.

Step 2. Divide the pebbles into two even groups.

Step 3. Paint a white leaf on both sides of pebble within group 1 (Summer & Autumn) .

Step 4. Paint a white leaf on one side of the pebbles in group 2 and a white circle on the other side.

Step 5. Once the white base layers are dry, paint one side of all the pebbles in group 1 Green and the other side in various Autumn Shades (yellow, red, brown) to create Summer and Autumn leaves.

Step 6. Paint the leaves in group 2 a Metalic Silver Shades (Winter) and add pink dots to the white circles using a Q-tip of rubber end of a pencil to create the appearance of Spring Blossom.

Step 7. Once the paint has dried, add a black outline to all leaves with a black sharpie marker.

Four Seasons Transformation Rock Game

Time to Play! 

Ask the children to divide and sort the colours into their groups, and add the pebbles to the tree template using the pretty swirls on the branches as positioning guidance.

Once the tree is complete with one colour, start turning the pebbles to reveal the next season and while they’re playing, use the discussion points below to enourage the children to think about why seasonal change occurs.

Seasonal Discussion Points: 

  • Why do you think the leaves change colour? – visit Science Sparks for a simple explanation.
  • Seasonal Order – What comes after/before Autumn?
  • How many seasons are there?
  • What colours represent Spring/Winter/Autumn/Summer?
  • What happens to the leaves during Autumn?

Four Seasons Transformation Rock GameMy own children have had hours of fun with our Four Seasons Transformation Rock Game and I hope your children do too!

Four Seasons Transformation Rock Game

For more seasonal tree crafts and activities, take a look at our Bubble Wrap Autumn Tree and Four Season Handprint Collection.

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Four Seasons Transformation Rock Game

Autumn Leaf Painting

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This gorgeous Autumn Leaf Painting project is an exploration of basic colour-mixing principles, with the aim to recreate the Autumn hues and shades as observed by Arty Crafty Kids.

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?
  • Can you make the same colour twice?

Kids will naturally adopt a process of trial and error to create their desired colours, and this simple process has many positive learning outcomes:

  • Mathematical Thinking  – Arty Crafty Kids will be mentally measuring and testing paint ratios to create new colours
  • Problem Solving – The process of working out ‘HOW’ to create a new colour and replicate the shades of the leaves they’ve collected is problem-solving in action.
  • Language – Simply talking about their processes and finding appropriate words to describe their new colours helps develop vocabulary.

And all of these outcomes combined stimulate and enhance children’s imaginations and creativity!

Autumn Leaf Painting: Materials 

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Stock Card / Mixed Media Paper
Paint – Primary Colours
Sponge
A Gorgeous Collection of Leaves

Autumn Leaf Painting: Tutorial and Video 

Check out our nifty video to see the Autumn Leaf Painting project in action!

 

 

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Step 1. Head outside and gather as many leaves as possible.

Variety is key here, so have a good rummage and find different shapes, sizes and colours!

Once your Arty Crafty Kids have a bag or two filled with leaves, start painting!

Using three separate plates, place one of the primary colours on each (Red, Yellow & Blue).  This will allow plenty of room for colour-mixing and painting!

For reference, take a look at our basic colour-mixing chart:

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And begin mixing colours.

Sponge painting around the leaves may take a little practice, especially for smaller hands, but there’s no rush and the process is all about playing and exploring.

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Step 2. Moving on from the play to create a complete piece of leaf art is very easy to do.

Position a number of leaves of different sizes and shapes on top of the canvas.

One by one, begin sponge painting around each leaf, adding different colours and tones as you work around the leaf.

Once complete, gently peel the leaf away to reveal the silhouette.

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Step 3. Repeat the above process until the canvas is full of leafy silhouettes.

Once complete, begin filling in the remaining negative space with more Autumn colours, layering the paint to create additional depth and texture.

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Step 4.  Next, add a leaf print within some of the silhouettes. 

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This is a really fun way to play with negative and positive space. In art terms, negative space is the surrounding area of a point of interest. In this instance, our leaves.

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!

The Autumn Leaf Painting is now Complete

For more Autumn inspired Art’s and Crafts, take a look at our Autumn Handprint Tree, Accordion Leaf Autumn Tree and Bubble Wrap Autumn Tree.

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!

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Watercolour Autumn Tree

Watercolour Autumn Tree

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! 

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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!

Watercolour Autumn Tree

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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!

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

Watercolour Autumn Tree

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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!

 

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Paper Plate Scarecrow

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When it comes to craft materials, I am a self confessed hoarder of anything that ‘could’ be reused later on.

And that ‘later on’ could be days, weeks or even years!

The kids love rummaging through my multiple boxes and I think it’s good for creativity. The hubby on the other-hand is very much in the ‘junk camp’ and my hoarding does drive him a little crazy.

So I love it when we get to use some of our junk and this paper plate scarecrow seemed like the perfect craft for reusing scrap materials.

It has a rag doll charm and from a kids craft perspective, it’s provided a tactile session that has encouraged the kids to use their imaginations and carefully consider how the various materials could be reused.

The kids were all over it and within this really easy kid craft we’ve used buttons, scrap paper and fabric, tissue paper and more!

Materials: Paper Plate Scarecrow

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Paper Plate
Card – Cereal Box
Various Scrap Materials:
-felt
-buttons
-fabric
-paper
-pipe cleaner
-Tissue Paper
Black Sharpie
PVA Glue
Scissors

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Let’s Make It! 

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Using a combination of tissue paper and yellow netting, we started by cutting them into thin ‘straw like’ strips and glued the pieces around the top rim of the paper plate.

Arty Crafty Kids - Craft - Craft Ideas for Kids - Paper Plate Scarecrow

Using pieces of fabric, paper and  a brown bag, we tore and cut pieces to then collage onto a oval shaped cardboard hat.

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Once complete, the girls suggested that we add a flower! Using some circular pieces of felt from a previous project, the circles were simply layered and threaded onto a pipe cleaner.

Craftsy
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Glue the hat on top of the ‘straw’ and fix the flower onto the hat using some glue, or a small piece of clear tape.

Your paper plate scarecrow should be coming together nicely!

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Finish off by adding some facial features. We used scrap felt, buttons and scrap paper, along with a goofy scarecrow smile.

My kids loved making their scarecrows. With the tearing, sticking, cutting and threading elements, it’s proven itsef to be a great all-round work out for developing fine motor skills.

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Cardboard Tube Apple Trees

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When it comes to toddler crafts, there’s one golden rule to follow – Keep.It.Simple

And toddler craft doesn’t get easier than these charming little cardboard tube apple trees.

You wouldn’t believe how much play and activity was inspired by a few decorated tubes!

My toddler cakes spent the entire afternoon making and playing with her apple trees, well mostly playing!

Animals came out to play in her imaginary woodland. We talked about the types of animals to be found in the deep dark woods and of course, one can never talk about the deep dark woods without a reading of the Gruffalo!

It’s also a quick and easy way to talk about seasonal change and since we (and maybe you do too) tend to eat apples ALL the time, now is a great time to discuss the idea of harvest and the food chain within in the context of seasonal change.

So I hope your kiddos have fun. Here’s what you need to make your apple trees!

MATERIALS: Cardboard Tube Apple Trees

Cardboard Tube
Green Card
Red Tissue Paper
PVA Glue
Scissors

Cardboard Tube Apple Trees

Let’s Make It!

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While your toddler paints their cardboard tubes, cut out a basic bushy tree top from the green card.

Cardboard Tube Apple Trees

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Next, tear off little bits of tissue paper, scrunch them up and stick them onto the green card.

This is a great exercise for developing fine motor skills!

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Cardboard Tube Apple Trees

Cut two opposite slits into the cardboard tube and slide the green card into the slits.

Ta-da, you now have an apple tree!

We cut our tubes in half to make them more stable and manageable for cakes!

If you like our cardboard tube apple trees, you may like our other Autumn themed ideas – Autumn Handprint Tree & Autumn Splatter Tree

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12 Autumn Tree Art Ideas for Kids

Arty Crafty Kids - Art - Art Ideas for Kids - 12 Autumn Tree Art Ideas for Kids

If you’re a regular to Arty Crafty Kids, you will know by now that I LOVE Autumn and have a real thing for Autumn trees.

The kids love rustling and rolling around in the leaves.

And we all adore the colours, which has become a huge source of arty inspiration.

I’m always on the look out for new, beautiful and easy Autumn themed ideas to try out on the kids.

After making our own Autumn Handprint Tree and Autumn Splatter Tree, I stumbled across a few more Autumn Tree ideas for kids to add to our to-do list and I thought, why not share them with you too?

So here they are.

A gorgeous  collection of inspiring ideas, each with their own unique little Autumn Tree twist.

12 Autumn Tree Art Ideas for Kids

12 Autumn Tree Art Ideas for Kids 

Follow each image clockwise starting from the top left

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Autumn Tree using a Dish Brush | Crafty Morning

Autumn Tree with Bark | Happy Hooligans

Handprint Autumn Tree | Arty Crafty Kids

Kandinsky Fall Tree | Art Projects for Kids

12 Autumn Tree Art Ideas for Kids

Arty Crafty Kids - Art - Art Ideas for Kids - 12 Autumn Tree Art Ideas for Kids

Autumn Splatter Tree | Arty Crafty Kids

Four Seasons Nature Tree | Red Ted Art

Autumn Pasta Shell Tree | The Pinterested Parent

Tin Foil Autumn Tree | Munchkins and Moms

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Tissue Paper Autumn Tree | I Heart Crafty Things

Hole Punch Autumn Tree | Ko Ko Ko Kids

Pumpkin Seed Autumn Tree | Fun-A-Day

Cork Printed Autumn Tree | Rainy Day Mum

Now that you have seen all 12 Autumn Tree Art Ideas for Kids, what do you think?

Do you have a favourite?

I love all of them and I hope you do too!

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Autumn Splatter Tree

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We’re half way through the Summer holiday and we’re already talking about Autumn.

While the sun shines (well mostly between our notorious British showers), Miss O has noticed a seasonal change.

The leaves are changing colour. Some are beginning to fall and the onslaught of questions has begun:

“why do the leaves fall?”

“why do they change colour?”

So after a lot of chat and checking out a few books, we decided to get arty, and I have to tell you, this Autumn splatter tree was not my idea!

Miss O was playing around with paint and she declared the splats were like Autumn leaves falling from the tree!

I do love her abstract thinking and well, we rolled with it.

And here’s the result, a gorgeous Autumn Splatter Tree!

MATERIALS: Autumn Splatter Tree 

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White card (US / UK )
Tempera Paint (US / UK)
Paintbrush with firm Bristles (US / UK)
A plastic knife/ glue stick

Craftsy

Let’s Make It! 
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Using our Splat Painting technique, Miss O applied the first layer of paint.

Scraping a hard bristled brush against a plastic stick (of any form, I suggested a knife or glue stick) is a great way to control the splats.

You will achieve a better coverage and better splats!

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Continue to build on the splats, using a variety of Autumn colours.

Keep going until the sheet of card is full and leave to dry before moving onto the next step.

TIP: Card tends to be a much better base for painting. Kids, especially little ones, like to add layer after layer of paint and often with lots of water! Using a firm base will prevent the painting becoming too soggy and potentially spoilt!

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Once the splats are completely dry, start creating!

While Miss O decided to create an Autumn splatter tree, your kids may choose to paint something else!

Using black against a coloured background is amazingly effective for creating a silhouette.

I’m sure you’re kiddos will have their own ideas!

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

I hope your kids enjoy making their own Autumn splatter tree. If this is an idea you’ll come back to, make sure you pin it before you go and check out our collection of art ideas for kids!

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