The fall crafting is alive and well friends – though around these parts it sure doesn’t feel at all like Fall. We have been having record breaking hot days! It’s like Mother Nature remembered that she forgot to give us summer and is making up for lost time.
When we are not out in the shade and sprinkler it is actually too hot for us to safely be outside. So, we have kept up with our Fall crafting. We are hoping our persistence will convince Mother Nature that we are indeed ready for Fall.
And goodness am I ready. Hot apple cider, flannel blankets, the woodstove … I can hear them calling. Though it is such a hushed whisper due to the sweat dripping into my ears right now …
This super simple Fall craft is fabulous for toddlers, preschoolers, and bigger kids too. It is so easy to set up and keeps those little ones busy for hours! It is great for strengthening fine motor skills and has those little arms working on a vertical service too.
For this sticky Fall tree I cut a piece of clear contact paper and painters taped it up to the wall, sticky side out.
I then cut up red, yellow, and orange tissue paper. Little hands could definitely help with this – and ripping tissue paper is a great way to strengthen those fingers too.
Next, I cut some brown cardboard from a cereal box into a tree trunk shape and some branches too. I stuck this on so it would resemble a bare tree.
That was all that was needed – and then my little ones got to sticking!
They took a piece of tissue paper, balled it up a little to look leaf like (I don’t know about this exactly – to me, balling the tissue paper up doesn’t really look leaf like, but to each sticky tree creator his own.) and stuck it on the tree
My oldest was trying to do a bit of a pattern, but my youngest was content to strategically place those leaves everywhere (much to the pattern-ers dismay). While this was a great activity for working on collaboration and problem solving, next time I think I will do two trees …
This neat little craft stayed on our wall for a week with the box of tissue paper below it. Every day a little hand or two would venture over and add a few leaves. It really was very engaging.
Here’s hoping it will be engaging for the little hands around your neck of the woods too!
Thank you so much for reading friends. I hope you are staying cool and having a fabulous day!
Another really useful odea, I’m so glad I found you Sarah!
Thank you so much Bea! I am glad you found this space too 🙂
Namrata Dashrathe says
Thank you sarah ??
Marion Sensenich Clemans says
Thank you! Your ideas and insights are great! I regularly send them to my daughter who is is mom of a three year old and nanny to an almost 2 year old. I’m sure they will all love this. As a Church educator for 35 years I always kept clear contact paper on hand!
Thank you so much for sharing my ideas Marion! This is the biggest form of flattery!