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Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Fall Tree

Just For Fun
Here is a great way to bring a little bit of home-made fall into your house.
What You'll Need:
- Coffee Filters
- Spray bottle
- Water color paints
- Paint brush
- Scissors
- Glue gun
- Tree branches

The How To:
- First get out some coffee filters and spray them with water from the spray bottle.

-Then, start painting them with the water colors. It's fun to watch the colors spread out on the wet coffee filter. I had my kids use fall colors (yellow, orange, red, green, brown) to paint them with.

-Next (when the coffee filter was dry) I folded it in half several times until it was too small to fold anymore.
-Then I drew half a leaf on it and then cut it out.

-Next comes the glueing on of your cute leaves. Put a drop of glue from the glue gun on the end of a leaf and stick it on the branch.

And there you have it. A fun and easy craft that lets you prolong the feel of fall after all the leaves have fallen off the trees outside.


Afreaka said...

I love this. So pretty!

mjhay said...

It's beautiful Carrie! I love it!

Joanne said...

Neat--now all I need is a tree willing to let me have a few twigs of the right size and I should be all set. Oh yes, and coffee filters too which I have been meaning to buy anyway for the longest time. Clever idea, Merry

Eve said...

Cute, cute, cute.

mjhay said...

Zachary and I made this last night. It turned out so beautiful. This is a great project for the kids to help with!

Afreaka said...

We made a forest of these yesterday. They turned out so pretty. Thanks for sharing!