We took a fall drive Sunday and came home with some leaves that had already fallen to use for art projects. Yesterday we did a fall tree. First, we took the crunchy leaves and put them in a bowl.
And then we crunched them, winding up with some tiny pieces and some larger pieces.
Next, I drew an outline of a tree trunk on paper.
We put glue (GLUE! The most exciting part of any project lately – for the KIDS!) all around the upper branches, and a bit on the bottom . We put the crushed leaves onto the paper, and made sure to press down! After doing a bunch, we shook off the excess, and then used small bits of glue to fill in holes where Josh wanted to put more leaves.
It’s hanging on our fridge. Josh was very proud of himself – he could do this all by himself (4 1/2), even though I made sure I was right there the whole time to watch over the glue use. 🙂