Saturday, October 10, 2009

Fabulous Fall Foilage

Last night Landon and I had movie and craft night. It's a Friday night thing around here while Justin is gone. It helps us pass the time until he comes home. Anyway. We took a break from the Halloween crafts and made fall ones. It was a really fun night filled with paint, popcorn and a good movie!
What you need:
Paint (3-4 colors. We used yellow, orange, red and brown)
Kitchen sponge cut into smaller pieces (you can choose the size)
Card stock
Brown marker
tape (optional)
First draw a cloud shape on the top half of a piece of card stock. Then cut it out. Like shown below.
Next draw your tree trunk and branches.
Tape the first piece of card stock on top of another piece of card stock.

Then dip the sponges in the paint and go at it!

Remove top piece and you have a tree! (I know it's different colors then shown above but I didn't get a good picture of the other one.)
Landon painting his trees. We did sooo many!
This is about half that we did. It was such a fun project to do together. Now I just need to figure out where I want to put them!
Idea from family fun magazine!


Anonymous said...

kim you're an amazingly fun and creative mother, and i'm sure this will be times well spent that landon will so enjoy remembering. =)

Anonymous said...

i love this one any way i could get you to send me one so i could frame it and hang it up.

grandma tina

Stephanie said...

Saw this in Family Fun and I can't wait until The Bear is big enough to do it next year. I can imagine the little forest he'll create in our hallway :-)