FALL PICTURE/HAND TREE
Last weekend I went over to a fellow PTCO member’s house to do some bag-stuffin’. Walking in was like taking my kids to a grandparent’s house that hasn’t seen them for a year. There was so much fun stuff for kids! Food galore, video games, trampolines and crafts. We came home with some beautiful pictures from my kids! And it was all from their imaginations.
- Construction paper
- Paper leaves-you can get them in any craft section…or if you are as crafty as my friend you may have a paper cutter with the leave pattern
- Paper pumpkins-same as above!
- Markers or Crayons.
My son did his picture all on his own (the top picture). The best part was when he came over and told me the story about it and how the wind blew one leaf on top of the other and the pumpkins were ready to be carved. I helped my daughter with her picture. We just placed her arm and hand on the paper and traced it to make the “tree” and then she glued on the leaves and pumpkins where she wanted them. Super easy craft.
This next one is a little more difficult, but you can have a lot of fun with it and customize it exactly how you want it!
- Black Construction Paper
- Green Construction Paper
- Yellow Construction Paper
- White Construction Paper
- Googly eyes
- Glitter Glue or glitter and glue
- Red yarn
- Black marker
- Red marker
- Roll black paper into a cone shape and either tape or glue it closed. Trim off the excess on the bottom so that it will sit flat on a table.
- Cut a 1.5 inch circle from black paper. Cut a circle in it so that you can slide it down the top of the cone for the hat. The larger the circle, the longer the hat.
- Cut a strip of paper for the witch’s face from the green paper. You will want it long enough to meet in the back and wide enough for however long you made your witch. (I found that half the width of the construction paper worked well to start and them trimmed shorter if necessary) Glue just underneath the brim of the hat.
- Cut strips of yarn for the hair. You can make the hair as long as you want! Starting where the back of the face is, glue the yarn on the green paper, under the brim of the hat. Go halfway around the cone on each side, leaving the front half of the cone for the face.
- Glue on googly eyes and draw on a nose and mouth.
- Repeat step three with yellow paper to make a belt. Again, the preference is yours for how wide you want your belt! Use the black marker to decorate your belt with a buckle...or have some fun like my kids did!
- Cut two ½” wide strips from the white construction paper. Fold the paper into an accordion pattern (back and forth like a fan). Use the red marker to make stripes on the legs. Take the top fold of the paper and glue it to the inside bottom of the cone.
- Cut out shoes from any color paper you want! My daughter wanted pink shoes. My son and I went with orange. Glue the shoes on to the bottom fold of the legs.
- Enjoy your friendly witch!
(my kids decided they wanted the opposite colors from me!)