Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Leaf Stamp Trees (Single Stem Idea)




This was fun to do as the leaves are starting to turn colors. This is a 2-part process: First Part is the Straw Blow Trees and the Second Part is the Leaf Stamps. Both parts can be adapted based on age and interest. My younger two just wanted to paint the trees for the first part. For the second part if you don’t want to do the leaf stamps just go outside and collect different colored leaves and glue them down on top of painted tree.

Enjoy this Single Stem Idea
of
Leaf Stamp Trees for
Sprouts and Seedlings (toddler/preschool and elementary age)...


LEAF STAMP TREES
The Stuff
The Prep
The FUN!
  • Brown, orange, green, red, purple and yellow washable tempera paint
  • Plate or muffin tin for paints
  • Water to water down brown paint
  • Paint brush
  • Straws
  • Foam/felt leaves (we got ours at JoAnn fabrics but at most craft stores)
  • Corks
  • Glue
Water down brown paint
PART ONE
1. Glue on foam/felt leaves to corks. Elmer’s glue worked well on the real corks but we had to super glue the fake cork ones.  

2. Paint the trunk of the tree with brown paint.

3. Put splotches of brown on the top of the trunk and blow out with straw for branches (this was easy for my 6 year old but my 2 and 3 yr olds weren’t so interested in it and just wanted to paint their trees).

4. Let Dry

PART TWO
5. Put leaf stamps in paint and dab down on and around tree.

6. Let Dry and Display!

More ideas…

Please BRAINSTORM your ideas/suggestions in the COMMENTS below for the Leaf Stamp Trees!
Happy Fall
~Sara
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