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Something the kids will love creating when the weather starts turning cold.
This is a cheap piece of art that your child will love hanging on their wall. Some of the items needed can be found in a CraftBeez Party Pack, the rest can be sourced in pound shops and parks.

Think about how amazed parents will be when their children come home from your party with one of these :)

Posted by Crafta La Vista from Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom • Published See Crafta La Vista's 31 projects »
  • Step 1

    When out at and about collect a variety of leaves to use on your painting. You will need about 10 large and 5 small for an A3 canvas.

    Leave them to dry out in an airing cupboard overnight.

    Tip: Get extra just in case because the leaves get crumbly when dry.

  • Step 2

    Start by painting the canvas with Blue for the sky and green for the grass.

    Tip: For a more realistic sky, I use 3 shades of blue and swirl them all together, darkest at the top down to lightest. Kids love this part because they get to go mad with the paint brush.

    Leave the paint to dry

  • Step 3

    Take the coloured sugar paper (comes as part of a CraftBeez Party Pack) and paint it brown.

    Again leave the paint to dry.

  • Step 4

    Once all the paint has dried. Take the sugar paper you painted brown and tear length ways into long strips.

    Glue these onto the middle of the canvas to make the tree trunk. Layer to get a better bark effect.

    I also make a few smaller strips and glue them on as roots.

    (PVA glue comes as part of a CraftBeez Party Pack)

  • Step 5

    Next we want to make the fence. Take the wooden lollipop sticks (comes as part of a CraftBeez Party Pack) and glue them in a fence pattern as in the pictures above.

  • Step 6

    Now we can attach the leaves to the tree trunk.

    Tip: PVA glue might not be strong enough to hold, for this you mightneed super glue (we used staples as no stronger glue in the house)

    Make a large circle at the top of the painting, using 5-6 or the biggest leaves. Then work inwards with the remaining 4-5.

    Keep the smallest leaves for later.

  • Step 7

    For the animals, cut out silhouettes from a piece of old material. Cats, dogs and squirells all work well.

    Tip: If you don't have anything lying around, pick up a scarf from a pound or second hand shop.

    Glue the animals onto the botton of your canvas, adding buttons for eyes and the end of a wooden lollipop sticks for a nose.

  • Step 8

    Finally, take the remaining small leaves and attach them to the bottom of the canvas for that extra autumn touch.

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Anne U.
Anne U. · Napa, California, US
adorable - great idea!
Alf · Puerto Rico, Misiones Province, AR · 17 projects
awww is so nice Happy

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