Aaah isn't Fall wonderful? Well, we love love love Fall, we love the colors, and we love the walks and we love the leaves and the acorns and the chestnuts. So much to do. And we love to Get Crafty with all of them! There are Leaf Crowns to make and Chestnut Pencil Toppers. But what we love best is to celebrate the beautiful colors that Fall brings! Last year we did a Fall Bubble Wrap Picture, this year, we are did a tissue paper collage.
It is a lovely craft for young children, as it takes advantage of that amazing thing: Contact Paper.
This one is my son's. He said that the acorns where falling from the tree and that the squirrel was off to collect them. We also have a brown sun with rays in the top right hand corner.
Fall colored tissue paper
1) I prepped the collage background - a pieces of A5 contact paper, face down (sticky side up), with a black boarder. The quickest way to do the boarder: cut 4 2cm strips of card and make up the frame by placing them at right angles to each other. It is a little fiddly, as the contact paper will want to roll up.
2) Then we talked about Fall - we discussed about how the weather was changing - how the leaves were starting to fall from the trees, how the colors were changing from greens to yellows, browns and red. How we had seen lots of squirrels around, gathering acorns... and of course, collecting some acorns ourselves. We talked about how some animals, like the hedgehog hibernate.
3) We picked out tissue paper in the colors that represented fall to us: yellows, reds, oranges, a light brown and a dark green.
4) I asked the children what "elements" they wanted in their picture: squirrels, acorns and hedgehogs and cut these out of the black card for them.
5) Then I left them to it. My son tore the tissue paper in pieces, whilst his little sister used our crafting nail scissors to cut cut cut (she loves cutting at the moment). They then stuck down their animals and the tissue paper on top.
Done. Hang (with bluetack or masking tape). Admire!
This one is my daughter's... she told me that the hedgehog was hiding under some leaves.
Aren't they gorgeous? We loved doing this activity and it makes me smile every time I see the children's creations!
I do hope you enjoyed today's craft! It has been fun visiting you from over at Red Ted Art! I hope to see you there soon.
Maggy Woodley, is a mum of two (a boy aged 4.5yrs and a girl aged 2.5yrs) and writes at Red Ted Art – a craft blog for all the family to enjoy – with weekly kids crafts and tutorials to inspire everyone to have a go! Watch out for her wonderful craft book due out in March 2013.
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