Tree Craft For Fall!
With this fun fall craft, kids will dye pasta noodles (leaves) in autumn colors. Then the children can glue the leaves all over their fall tree.
This super easy craft is just perfect for preschool and kindergarten children to make. And, it is a wonderful activity to do with the kids when introducing a fall or trees theme unit at home or in the classroom!
Why Do Leaves Change Color? (Let’s-Read-and-Find-Out Science, Stage 2) written by Betsy Maestro, is a delightful book to read to children about what happens to leaves in Autumn as they change colors. And, there are so many fabulous activities to go along with the book, like this fingerpainting Fall tree craft and song for kids!
While the children are dying their noodles and glueing them on their Fall tree, play the The Fall Song for kids in the background.
The Fall Song for children is a nice complement to this super fun Fall tree craft activity!
So, what are you waiting for? Let’s make an Autumn tree craft with the kids!
Craft items you will need:
- Tree template
- White card stock
- Green paint
- Different variety of pasta noodles
- Fall food coloring
- White vinegar
- Ziploc bags
- Brown crayon
- Paper plates
Print the Tree template on white card stock.
Next, using a brown crayon, have the children color in the tree trunk.
In a Ziploc bag, help the children pour one 1/4 tsp of vinegar and a few drops of food coloring.
After that, have the children add the noodles to the Ziploc bag. Close the bag and shake.
When the color on the pasta noodles is just as you like it, pour the noodles onto a paper plate to dry.
Repeat the process again, but with a different food color this time.
While the noodles are drying, take another plate and pour green paint onto it.
Then, have the children dip one of their hands into the green paint and, using their hand, make a tree top.
When dry, have the children glue the fall color noodles all over their Autumn tree and at the bottom of the card stock, to make it look like fallen leaves.
Just the perfect kids craft for Autumn! What a great hands-on learning activity for a Fall-theme unit!