I love autumn. And judging by the posts filling up my timelines on various social media channels, I’m not the only one! There are a lot of people out there who are very happy that autumn has arrived, bringing with it cosy clothing, pumpkin spice everything and of course the beautiful changing colours of the leaves on the trees.
So when I realised the theme for this month’s bostik bloggers craft activity was ‘autumn’ I was thrilled!
I decided to get creative with Nerys and so we did some painting/printing with pipe cleaners to make this wonderfully colourful autumn tree.
If you’d like to have a go yourself, here’s what you’ll need:
- Paint – red, green and yellow
- A sheet of paper
- Pipe cleaners
The first thing you need to do is paint your tree trunk and a few branches.
I drew the tree outline first with pencil, rather than letting Nerys paint a tree freehand. And we made some brown paint by mixing the red, green and yellow paints together.
Once the tree was painted it was time to have some fun with the pipe cleaners!
I twisted the pipe cleaners in the middle to make a little loop, and then wrapped the ends around each other to make a handle of sorts to hold on to.
Then we dipped the pipe cleaner loops in the paint and then used them to print leaves on to the tree.
We did green first, then red, orange and yellow.
This is a really simple craft activity, but one that is so much fun and that sparks creativity with using things other than paintbrushes for mark making. Nerys really enjoyed herself with this, and we both really love the end result!
I was sent a box of craft materials to create this post, but all words, opinions and creations are my own.