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Cherry Blossom Drip Art

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This is a big week for us. Our little girl turns five this week. I can hardly believe it.  We have been getting things ready for her big Lego themed party, but still managed to paint a little something together in honor of her and her birthday. My daughter was named after my mother. They share the same name with the same lovely meaning, cherry blossom.
Drip Paint Cherry Blossom Tree artwork - kid's arts and craft ideas. Beautiful and easy process. Great spring craft

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We started out by drawing bare tree trunks onto pieces of watercolor paper with a Sharpie.

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Stick and Stone Winter Crafts

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The winter is officially here and we enjoyed a couple of snowy days this week to welcome the start of winter. We played outside in the snow all day yesterday and took in all of the beauty of the season. Watching the snowfall and looking at the snow-covered trees was enough to inspire some winter crafting.Sticks and stones winter nature crafts - use clay, salt dough or play dough to set these pretty seasonal arts and crafts projects for kids, rock snowman, twig snowflake & Christmas tree

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We love working with clay and nature items. We have a collection of sticks and stones set aside for occasions just like this.

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Potpourri Christmas Tree Craft

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We recently inherited a large bin filled with potpourri fillers. My daughter & I were so excited at the opportunity to use them in our crafts. We started a few days ago by using them to make salt dough and nature wreaths. We also formed some lovely winter wonderlands. While making our wonderlands and playing around the potpourri, we came up with another idea for the season.

Pine Cone and potpourri Christmas tree. Simple craft project that smells lovely. This is one that you could do with the kids as well. Winter arts and crafts projects with nature

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The potpourri that were used were cinnamon pine cones, cinnamon sticks, star anise,  pink roses and some other items that I am not sure of, but I am sure many potpourri fillers or herbs will work nicely.

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Pop Art Inspired Christmas Tree

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We just put up our Christmas tree, so forgive me for the Christmas tree kick I find myself on this week. I can’t help myself. Christmas trees are fun to make and you can make them as simple or detailed as you want.

Christmas tree pop art watercolor painting for kids. Kids holiday and winter arts and craft. I love the abstract look to this.

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For our Christmas tree project, we chose a simple triangle shape with a rectangle trunk and circle bulbs. I think the clean lines of the simple shapes worked well and would be perfect for artists of all ages.

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Pipe Cleaner Christmas Tree

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Our Christmas tree went up this week. My daughter was excited to decorate for the holidays, but when we finished, she told me that we did not nearly decorate the house enough.

My daughter wanted a Christmas tree for her doll house, so we made one. Pipe Cleaner Christmas Tree craft - arts and crafts for kids pretend play or decoration

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She went on to tell me that we needed to get her dollhouse ready for Christmas. “My dollhouse needs snow and a Christmas tree.”

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Pasta Ornament Christmas Tree

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Pasta crafts and activities are a favorite of ours. My daughter & I love working with the different types of pasta. All of the assorted shapes and sizes offer so many possibilities.

Painted pasta ornaments make the perfect decoration for this adorable Christmas tree craft. Holiday and winter arts and crafts for kids.

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One of our favorite crafts was a fall tree craft using pasta shells. This was a huge hit with my daughter. Moving into the holiday season, I thought that we could do another pasta tree craft, this time with a Christmas theme.

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Paper Plate Suncatcher Christmas Window

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Paper plate sun catcher Christmas window scene. holiday and winter arts and crafts for the kids. Wax paper and SHarpies
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We have a tradition in our family. Every year, since the first year that my husband and I have been together, we put up our tree on the first weekend after Thanksgiving. It is always the same. We throw on the movie Elf, pour ourselves some egg nog and decorate for the holidays. This year, we are in a new home and there has been a little debate as to which window the tree will look best in front of. For me the view from the outside is just as important as the view from within.

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Coiled Fall Trees

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Ok! I am slightly obsessed with fall trees, but why wouldn’t I be? They are beautiful and so fun to make.Yarn Coiled fall and autumn trees with sequins. You can try this with pipe cleaners for the smaller kids. Great for fine motor skills. Check out the pipe cleaner coiled tree made by my 4 year old. Arts & crafts

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As you may know, we love working with yarn and I had an idea for a fall tree craft using yarn. I drew a swirly branched tree onto a piece of construction paper and cut a bunch of small pieces of yarn and coiled them with my fingers to glue around the branches. I thought that this would be a great fine motor activity as well as a pretty craft for my daughter.

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I showed my 4 year old what I was doing. She said “The tree is kind of spooky, but I like it.” She grabbed a piece of yarn and tried to make coils too. She tried a few different ways, but was having difficulty working with the yarn. It was a bit too floppy for her little fingers to work with.

We decided to try a pipe cleaner to see if that would be easier for her to work with and it was.

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She wanted to draw her own tree, but asked for just a little help with her trunk. She drew in her swirly branches with a Sharpie.

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We cut some pipe cleaners in half and then she coiled some more.

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My daughter is big on forming patterns, so she laid out her coils to form a pattern. We scattered sequins around both of our projects for a lovely accent to our trees.

Pipe cleaner coiled fall and autumn trees. Great for fine motor skills. You can try this with yarn too for the bigger kids or adults. Arts & crafts for preschoolers


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Coiled yarn & pipe cleaner trees for the fall and autumn. The pipe cleaners are perfect for younger hands and a great fine motor skill activity. The yarn is better for older kids hands. Arts & crafts for kids.

Bundled Q-Tip Autumn Tree

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Here is a new twist on Q-tip painting with amazing results. This Q-tip fall tree painting is a great idea for toddler to adults.
Q-tip fall tree painted with bundled q-tips - autumn arts & craft projects for kids

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I just can’t get enough of fall trees. I think it is the beautiful colors that draw me in and delight me. Autumn trees are one of my favorite painting subjects because of those gorgeous vibrant colors and because they are just plain fun to paint. While we love the paint brush, it is always fun to experiment with different tools & methods.

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