This past weekend was the first of the Fall weather. There was a nice cool breeze, it was sunny and warm but not hot. In a word. Glorious. So to celebrate the coming of Fall, the dawn of apple season, and the highly anticipated changing of the leaves we decided to make our own trees. In fact we were so in to painting today that we managed to do not one, but two, fall tree crafts.
The first was to trace the kids hands and a little bit of their arm on to brown construction paper and cut it out to make a tree trunk and branches. Then, on to a green sheet of paper that I cut to look somewhat tree-like (I don’t cut well under pressure), the kids made fingerprint apples with red paint.
As it turns out it doesn’t take a leap to go from red fingerprints to red hands. At least not in this house. So I embraced the painting of the hands and went with a different kind of handprint tree. Using red, yellow, and orange paint I let the kids go wild painting their hands (stopping short of painting their entire body) and we used their handprints to make beautiful Fall foliage.
What kind of Fall crafts and activities do you do with your kids? We are planning on going apple picking this coming weekend. I hope, hope, hope that the weather is as nice as it was last weekend (please!).