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Fold and Print Winter Reflections

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My daughter and I love to play with ink blots, or more accurately paint blotsWe make them all the time. They are so simple and fun and I love the symmetry of the blots. The mirroring of the blots gave me an idea for a winter painting.

Try this step by step paint and fold print reflection landscape. Winter mountain lake painting. A great art project for kids or adults. Arts and crafts.

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I love to paint and I love to teach my little artist how to paint as well, so I am always dabbling with different techniques and trying to find easy to make artwork using different methods and simple shapes. I wanted us to explore the beauty of reflections in a few winter landscapes by folding and mirroring images like in an ink blot.

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Christmas Village Shape Craft

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Create these lovely winter Christmas villages with simple shapes and craft materials. Kid's arts and crafts for the holidays with construction paper. Christmas villages with houses, trees and snow

When I was young girl, I can remember my grandmother’s Christmas village. She always set it up at about this time each year. Her miniature houses sat on a blanket of cotton and were surrounded by little pine trees and Christmas carolers. I used to sit and look at them whenever I would visit during the holidays. Looking at them just felt like Christmas.

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Bleeding Tissue Paper Trees

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We are deep into the fall now and the cold weather is here. The leaves are falling and some of the trees are bare now. I love the fall trees, but I also love the haunting beauty that comes with a bare tree, especially against the night sky.bleeding tissue paper tree painting - spooky night autumn, fall or winter trees. Perfect arts & crafts project for every season for kids and preschoolers

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We wanted to paint some night skies, but thought that bleeding tissue paper might be perfect for a our haunting scene.

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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.

Acorn & Nature Crafts

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Yesterday was a beautiful autumn day. With the weather getting cooler everyday, I wanted to make sure that we enjoyed every second of the outdoors as we could before the cold weather hits. We went for a walk to look at the foliage, we flew a kite & cleaned up our yard. The leaves have begun to fall & so have the acorns. Our yard is covered in acorns. My daughter helped me gather up the acorns. We filled up her Hello Kitty bag with them. Now what we were going to do with them all?

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