November 17, 2010


The children were excited about our art activity today, but first we went out to explore real trees in the woodlands and by the pond. Most of the leaves have fallen and whole trunks and branches were quite visible to them.

There was still some color here and there.

The Autumn tree art was a hit. The children chose a light blue or dark blue cardstock paper for their background. 

Next they twisted long strips of 2 inch wide brown paper into their tree trucks and branches.  They cut the strips for the smaller branches.

We always try to use what we have and the strips of paper came from the bags that the shavings come in, that are used in the horse stalls. 

Their trees were first assembled, the way they wanted them, on paper and then glued down

They added leaves to their trees, which were scrunched up pieces of red, green, yellow and orange tissue paper.   The inspiration came from here.


I love how each tree is unique as each child is unique.

happy day!


Anonymous said...

This looks like so much fun! I can imagine my students having so much fun with the "scrunching" part, especially! Hmmmm. I'm wondering how could I incorporate this, this year. : )

Phyllis said...

They are so beautiful. I love the fact that no two look alike. They all speak FALL very well.

The Boston Lady said...

What a great project and I like the way you first went out and took in "the real thing" for inspiration. You will have a wonderful gallery of autumn trees to gaze upon. Ann