Multi-Media Fall Tree

Fall weather is finally starting to make an appearance in Ohio. To celebrate, we created a multi-media fall art project. This easy art was a lot of fun for us to do together at home, but it could also be used in a classroom setting.

Materials Needed

  • White Paper
  • Brown Construction Paper
  • Paint (We used orange, yellow, red and brown)
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Cotton Swabs

I started by getting the paint out and ready to use. I put a cotton swab in each paint color. Next, I cut out a tree trunk like shape along with several different sized rectangles from the brown paper.

Once my toddler sat down, I have her the tree trunk to glue onto her paper. Next, I helped her put glue onto the rectangles and told her to build a tree. I tried to offer very little guidance as to where she should place the trees “branches”. I always like to encourage her creativity.

After my toddler put together her tree, I gave her the paint. I used a cotton swab to put a few dots on one of the branches, but other than that, let her decide where on the paper she wanted to paint.

This art project did get a bit messy, but it was a lot of fun!

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