Monday, November 7, 2011

Fall Leaves Print

The other day my kids and I were thinking to ourselves how sad we were that the pretty fall colors were almost gone (well, at least where we live) and how old man winter will be soon knocking on our door. I thought it would be fun to paint a photo of the pretty fall colors to "remember" them when we are staring out the window at the bitter cold white snow. It's really easy and relatively not messy!

Here is what you need:
Red, Brown, Yellow, and Orange finger paint
A paint brush or sponge
A willing child
make a tree from handprints
Have your child paint their hand and lower arm brown (or if they are unable to do this you certainly can help out). Then place their arm and hand on the paper to look like a tree with the branches.

make a tree from handprints
Start with one of the remaining colors (red, yellow or orange) and use their finger tips to dot leaves on the top of the tree.
make a tree from handprints
Finish with the remaining colors.
make a tree from handprints have a pretty fall colored tree (and a keepsake of their hand print, make sure to date it!)
make a tree from handprints
make a tree from handprints


  1. This is a cute idea. I will have to do this project with my 3 year old sometime this week.

  2. We did a tree similar to this too =-) We put apples on ours. I love hand art, don' you? Fun & a cute keepsake too. Thanks for sharing on TGIF Linky Party =-)


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