Friday, September 23, 2011

Autumn Tree Collage

{Autumn Tree Collage by Mia, Age 4}
  • tissue paper in fall colors 
  • paper (or printable tree template)
  • brown crayon
  • scissors
  • glue
  • foam paintbrush (optional)
  • green crayon (optional)
  1. Draw a tree using a brown crayon. We traced Mia's hand and forearm for this but you could also use a printable template if you prefer.
  2. Cut or tear small pieces of brown, red, yellow, and green tissue paper. (We had no orange, but this would also be nice for the leaves.)
  3. Cover the tree trunk and area where you will put leaves with glue. (We watered ours down very slightly and applied it with a foam paintbrush.)
  4. Adhere brown tissue paper to the trunk of the tree and various other fall colored tissue paper where you would like the leaves to be. You could also add some tissue paper to look like falling or fallen leaves if you wish.
  5. Mia chose to draw grass with a green crayon to finish her collage. You could also make grass with pieces of green tissue paper or cut a long rectangle and use scissors to fringe it before gluing it to your paper. 

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