Toddlers, Twos and Threes Art Group got into the Fall spirit by decorating bare trees with colorful construction paper Autumn leaves and paint-filled bingo markers. We started with the fundamental Fall colors – red, orange, brown, green – but our little artists got much more creative, streaking their trees with paints in pink, purple, blue, and even black. You never know what kind of colors you’ll see in the changing leaves!
Want to craft some Autumn trees in your own home? Construction paper and paint is only the beginning. On printed or drawn trees, add colorful tissue paper, dyed newsprint, stickers, or real leaves. Basic Elmer’s glue works, but rubber cement is recommended for more delicate materials.
However your kids decorate the trees, make sure to discuss the various colors and shapes with them. If your children are old enough, talk to them about the seasons, how they change, and what the weather is like in each season. Ask them sensory questions about the seasons: What does Fall feel like?
Toddlers, Twos and Threes Art Group meets every Wednesday at 10 am and is open to all members and visitors (with paid admission to PTLL’s playspace). The group is run by Megan Spak and Elisabeth Moyer.
(This craft was inspired by one featured on Full Circle blog.)