I’m working at having an art, craft or sensory-type activity for M on a daily basis. Today we made a pretty fall tree.
You will need:
- Paint in fall colors – we used orange, yellow, green, and red
- Brown paint for the tree trunk and branches
- paper – we used cardstock
- leaf stamp
- pieces of felt
- something flat to use for a stamp pad. We used saucers… more on this below.
Now, the fun part!
Paint your child’s inside forearm and the palm of their hand with the brown paint. You may want to warn them that you are going to do this, apparently it can be a bit ticklish. :) We talked about how the paint felt slick and cool on his skin. Here’s M showing you his brown arm. He really did love this although you would not know it by looking at his face.
Next, print the arm onto the paper for your tree:
Start stamping leaves onto the tree branches and some on the ground, or falling in the air: See how crisp the stamp is using the felt? M wiggled the stamp some after he set it down sometimes, creating a bit more of a blurry leaf, but the felt worked really well as a stamp pad.
I let him put the stamp in different colors without wiping it off first, which turned out to be ok, because some leaves have a couple of different colors in them, just like real ones!
Here’s his finished tree:
The felt washed up nicely and so did the boy. :)
Have a beautiful day! :)