The children have been working on a fall tree painting and collage for about a week. The original idea was found at Helping Little Hands: Kids’ Fall Trees Art. Her children’s finished product is beautiful and inspirational. All of our kids did a great job with the project.
Each child was given a 12″ x 12″ piece of scrapbooking paper. It was taped to the table using blue painter’s tape. This helped the children to freely work on their projects without the paper moving, and it produced a frame around the finished product. The children painted the entire paper blue.
A contact paper mask was placed over the top of the picture. Children painted the lower half of the picture green.
Amber cut out the trees and then the children glued them onto their pictures.
Over a couple days the children worked on tearing paper into small pieces for leaves.
Children glued their leaves onto their pictures. The result of doing the project over a period of time and in concrete steps insured that every child including the toddlers was able to produce a beautiful finished art product. The pictures will be displayed in both classrooms.
A nice project and good preparation on your part. I really like the idea of taping down each child’s paper so that it isn’t moving around as they paint, glue, etc.
Thank you! We had a lot of fun doing this project and look forward to doing more similar art pieces.