For one of the requirements for the Girl Scout Daisy Welcome to the Daisy Flower Garden journey our troop decided to make some pretty fall decorations for a local nursing home. We were looking for something bright and colorful and fairly mess-free, and this simple Q-Tip painted fall tree craft was just perfect!
- White paper (thicker paper works better for paint)
- Acrylic paints in fall colors (We used yellow, orange, red, brown and green.)
- Brown crayons
- Empty egg carton or paper plate to use as paint pallette
Use a brown crayon to draw a tree trunk and branches. You could also use marker for this, but if it is washable marker the paint may make them run a bit.
Pour a small bit of red, yellow, orange, brown, and green paint into the sectioned portions of an egg carton.
Use the Q-Tips to dab small amounts of paint onto the trees, creating brightly colored fall leaves. You can add leaves to the ground below the tree, too.
As you can see, the pictures turned out beautifully! And I love that some of the girls chose to draw squirrels in their trees as well.
I know the painted fall trees will brighten up the walls of the nursing home. I think we may need to do this craft at home and decorate a few of our doors as well!
Looking for other fall crafts the kids will love?