Thursday, September 30, 2010

Sponge Painting - Autumn Tree

As we moved further into September, we have enjoyed watching the signs of Autumn. The Canadian Geese are gathering together, the air is crisper in the mornings, and the leaves in our neighborhood have begun to change color. Yellows, oranges, reds and browns line the streets and have made everything look so beautiful and vibrant.

This morning, my son and I talked about the changes we were seeing, and decided to make our own autumn tree.

First, we cut out a brown rectangle from construction paper to be our trunk.

Then we glued it in place on a second sheet of construction paper. (We chose blue so it would look like the sky)

We cut up some sponges into cubes, and squirted some paint onto an old ice cream bucket lid. Then we dabbed the sponges into the paint, and dabbed them again above our tree trunk.

Repeat, repeat, repeat....

And there it is! A perfect autumn decoration, and such a quick and easy craft to do together.

*edited to add: When my older kids got home (kindergarten and grade two) they saw what we had made and ran for the craft supplies cupboard, eager to make their own tree!

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