The leaves are beginning to turn those brilliant shades that make up the background of fall. We just couldn’t resist bringing some of those colors inside with this simple fall tree craft! (Related post: Q-Tip Painted Tree)
This particular fall tree craft involves paint, which made both the preschooler and kindergartner happy. (I really need to do more painting with them…)
To start our autumn tree we used markers to draw the tree trunk. I chose markers instead of paint because I wanted the trunk to stand out against the brown paint we were planning to use later on the leaves.
To make our colorful leaves we used a small piece of sponge, which we held with a clothes pin. Just dab in the color paint you want, and then dot on your leaves!
The trees got prettier and prettier with each layer of leaves we added!
We used water colors, which allowed the colors to blend nicely. A different style of paint would probably allow each leaf to stand out a bit more.
Be sure to check out more of our fall crafts and activities.
Very cute! It looks like a fun project with the kids! I’ll share the sponge idea with my daughter for when she babysits.
Babysitters that do crafts are the best sitters! 🙂
Donna DM Yates says
I haven’t done any this year, but last year I followed a Martha Stewart pattern and made large fall leaves from felt – 2 felts per pattern, glued together – to just put on the table.
She has some beautiful decoration ideas, but I don’t think I am quite crafty enough for them! I’m kind of a kid crafter….
Jodie @ Growing Book by Book says
What a fun idea. We are going to have to give that a try!
Sara Ella says
This looks fun! We love any craft that relates to fall 😉
Oh, what a pretty craft! Thank you for sharing at Sharing Saturday!!
My son hates to get messy doing art (big sister has no problem with it though!) So we try to stay away from anything involving thumbs or hands in paint. It was actually my daughter who suggested sponges!
Very pretty results! I featured you this week on Mom’s Library!