This past week we to welcomed Autumn by reading a few or our favorite fall themed books* and by making our own autumn trees.
Our Supplies: paper towel tube, scissors, brown marker, glue, green, red, orange, and brown tissue squares
Step 1: Cut strips 1/2 to 2/3 down your paper towel tube. These will become your branches. You can also cut the tops of the strips in to smaller sections to create more (smaller) branches
Step 2: Separate and twist your "branches" to form a tree shape
Step 3: Use the brown marker to draw bark on your tree trunk and branches.
Step 4: Apply small glue dots to a branch.
|if the glue comes out in lines that's ok too :)|
Step 5: Crumble tissue paper and place it over glue
Step 6: Repeat steps 4 & 5 until you are satisfied with the amount of foliage on your tree.
That's it, you now have darling miniature trees packed full of autumn leaves!
*Here are the autumn themed books we've been enjoying
- Fall Mixed Up - a delightful book filled with silly mixed up verses and pictures that will have you and your children giggling.
- We're Going on A Leaf Hunt - a play off the popular song "We Are Going on A Bear Hunt" this book is perfect for reading/singing out loud. It's also offers a simple introduction to various types of trees.
- The Little Yellow Leaf - beautiful illustrations accompany this tale of a little leaf that is not quite ready to let go.
If you a looking for more child friendly crafts or educational activities (autumn themed or otherwise) there are several on our homeschool page.