Monday, October 3, 2011

Fall Tree Art

Here is a super easy art project that is the perfect decoration for the fall season!  Fall trees!

All you need is 12 x 18 light blue paper, brown paper for the trunk (I drew a trunk and copied it for students to cut), a half sheet of 9 x 12 green paper, saran wrap, and green, yellow, orange, red, & brown tempera paint.

Have the students cut out (longways) a curvy line for grass.  Glue to the bottom of the blue paper.  Then have them cut out the trunk and glue.  Then call them back to a separate table to squirt a little bit of all the paint colors above the trunk.  Then set a piece of saran wrap on top and have the kids smear it around.  Make sure to touch the trunk.  Take the saran wrap off and let dry.  Viola.  A simple, yet decorative, fall tree!


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Those are just too cute! I love it!

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Ashley Everett said...

What program do you use for the cute polka dot border on your papers??

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Hi Mrs Clapp

Great blog you have here. Loved to checkout all the classroom pics you have :)

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Love your class pics! And this cute activity!

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