Monday, November 2, 2009

Fall Art Project

Pin It now! Since it's November and Halloween has passed I of course had to take down our Halloween decorations, which meant I also had to put away Dawson's Happy Halloween art project that we did a few weeks ago. I had it hanging on the fridge and after I took it down the fridge looked so bare! Looking at his art project everyday made me happy, so I decided we needed to make something else to hang on the fridge.

I did most the work this time, but I couldn't have done it without Dawson. :-)

Here is what we used for our Fall project:

Construction paper, tissue paper squares, glue, scissors
and not pictured -- a pencil, a marker and Dawson's arm. :-)

And here is what we turned it all in to:


I traced Dawson's arm from just below the elbow all the way down to his fingers. Boy was that hard! It took me at least 5 tries before I got something we could use. And I tried to spread his fingers out a little to make the tracing more "tree like" but that wasn't happening. Anyway, as you can see his arm is the tree and I used tissue paper for the fallen leaves. His little arm is so cute! :-)

You probably noticed that the right side of the paper is pretty plain. That's because I have another little project planned for later this week or maybe next week and I am going to add it to this one. I'll definitely be posting it here when it's all finished. I'm excited to see how it's going to turn out.

This art project was inspired by 2 other projects that I recently read about in 2 fabulous blogs! You can check out those projects at My Bilingual Boys and Funny Days with Mommy and Maddie.

11 comments:

Amanda said...

Thanks for the link-up!

danita said...

this is so cute! i love how there are just a few leaves on the tree and most are on the ground! that's exactly what we've been talking about the past few days! thanks for stoppping by my blog!

The Mumpowers said...

Super cute! I love it.

Staci said...

What a cute idea! Very creative!

Kelly said...

ooooh what a fantastic idea!

Adriana said...

Very cute! I love your take on the project!

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JoeyRes said...

Very cute! Those days when I was allowed to have creative input ended and now I get really interesting stuff. I write down my daughter's interpretations so we can remember what she made afterwards!

Heather said...

So sweet!!

artsy_momma said...

I did a similar one with my son but used fingerprints.... I am for sure going to try this one with him! He will love gluing the tissue paper on!

http://funhandprintart.blogspot.com/2009/07/colorful-handprint-tree.html

jennwa said...

Cute idea. Pretty too.

Randi said...

This is so cute. I think my children would love it, too.