Monday, September 24, 2012

Foam Stickers Fall Trees

Putti and her friend enjoyed making these Fall Trees and I love how they turned out. Who knew some dollar store foam stickers could make such a beautiful work of wall art.
Fall Trees Kids Crafts
These trees are very similar to the Heart Tree that Putti made during Valentine's day.  Thanks to the foam stickers from dollar tree. 200 leaf shaped stickers for a dollar, isn't that awesome. 

Supplies needed for Fall Tree:
  • brown or green paper
  • leaf shaped foam stickers (or could cut out leaves from various colored papers)
  • thick paper or cardstock
  • glue
  • a pencil
  • newspaper to cover work area
The girls first started by sorting out the stickers by shape and colors. There were maple, oak and rose leaves in various colors.
Fall Kids Crafts
Then each girl chose the leaves they want to use for their tree. Putti picked oak and her friend maple leaves.  I purposely removed most of the green ones from the lot. Then the girls traced her palms and part of their arms onto the brown construction paper and cut it out which became the stem. 
Fall Kids Crafts
Later on, they glued the stem to the white cardstock.
Fall Crafts for kids
Next the two girls loved peeling the back of the stickers and putting them on their tree stems.
Fall crafts preschool kids

Fall preschool crafts
The two girls with their completed Fall Trees masterpieces.
Fall Tree Crafts

Books we read:
When Autumn Falls by Kelli Nidey is a fun book about all the changes that Fall brings. It is an is an eye catching way for very young readers to become familiar with and learn to appreciate this special time of year. 
Fall Mixed Up by Bob Raczka  talks about what Fall brings as well, except the little boy in the story gets it all mixed up; i.e., "Apples turn orange, pumpkins turn red, Leaves float up into blue skies overhead." It is fun to read to the kids for them to laugh about the mishaps in the book. After reading it, you go back through and find all the mistakes.
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Love this idea i am going to fb share today and pinn! Jaime@FSPDT

Those are super cool. My 5 yo would love to do this. We're going to try it and see how they turn out. Great craft. I'm following...

Simple crafts always end up being our favorites too! These are very cute!

What a great project! Love the books to go along with it! (Visiting from SITS)

I think Little A will have a BLAST putting the stickers on this project. With Little A only being 19 months, I think that I'll probably have to do some of the work ahead of time but this will definitely be fun. Thanks for the post.

Oh they look beautiful I love the head for the tree thanks.

Thanks for linking to the Sunday showcase.

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