Being a New Englander, I enjoy watching the seasons change. I eagerly anticipate the trees filling up with leaves in the spring and summer. Watching the snow falling on the bare branches in the winter is simply magical. And the fall….oh the fall. It is my favorite season of all. I love seeing the vibrant reds, yellows and oranges dancing around in the trees. It is such a beautiful sight. Fall is not quite here yet, but we wanted to start our first fall craft. Once we saw how pretty our project came out though, what started as one foil embossed fall tree, turned into a tree craft for each season.
Over the fall, my daughter and I had a blast making autumn trees. We painted and experimented with a few different methods, but our favorite was this lovely fall tree painted with bundled Q-tips.
My daughter and I love to play with ink blots, or more accurately paint blots. We 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.
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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.
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.
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.
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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.
Ok! I am slightly obsessed with fall trees, but why wouldn’t I be? They are beautiful and so fun to make.
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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.
I am a New Englander. I love the changes in seasons. I love winter, spring, summer & fall for very different reason. I know that we still have a lot of summer left & I am enjoying every bit of it, but I have to admit, I am looking forward to my favorite of all of the seasons. Fall is nearing & I cannot wait. I love the crisp autumn air, Halloween, apple picking, cider & the changing of the leaves. Fall trees are so beautiful & they offer great inspiration for arts & crafts. Here is a collection of wonderful fall tree projects that you can do with your kids.
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?