We love everything about Fall!
The colors are gorgeous, it starts to get cooler, and we get to do some fun fall crafts. We’ve spent a lot of time on walks and bicycle rides observing the trees, plants, and leaves around our new home. But, since I still can’t find the paintbrushes since we moved, I had to get creative.
Our favorite substitute for a paintbrush has been glue – it’s easy to squeeze and, oh, so much fun (plus…I found it easily in the art box!!). My daughter has been particularly fond of adding pink glitter to her recent creations, but this morning we thought of something new to use for our fall tree art….
The secret to our crafty tree was a little something from our porch…
Sand adds texture and makes for a lovely tree trunk color. Our tree became even more unique when we made leaf stamps out of a toilet paper roll!
What You’ll Need to Make Fall Tree Art:
- Sand (from the sandbox!)
- Toilet paper roll
- Paints in various fall colors
To make the leaf stamps from a toilet paper roll, you’ll need to fold and crease a line on one side of the toilet paper roll. The crease makes a perfect point on the curved leaf. You can leave the roll whole for smaller hands (who need something larger to hold), or you can cut the roll to make smaller stamps, like we did.
Firstly, we added some glue to look like a tree trunk and my daughter added the sand. Next, came the leaf stamping. But, my favorite moment was in the photo above. My three-year-old added one leaf that was below the tree branches. She told me she needed to add a leaf that was falling! And, this was the final product: