I am excited to have Emma from P is for Preschooler guest posting today. She is going to share a fun cardboard tube craft with us. Be sure to stop by her blog for more simple play ideas!
Thanks for the chance to share our fall fingerprint tree Amanda! We love cardboard tube crafts and this one fit in perfectly with the season.
My favorite part of fall is the brilliant explosion of color as the trees embrace the season. So, of course, some of my favorite crafts try to replicate that!
This is a quick and easy one (my favorite kind!).
How to make the Fall Fingerprint Tree:
- Craft foam (construction paper would work well too)
- Cardboard tubes (paper towel or toilet paper rolls)
- Paint (we choose green and orange)
I cut out the top of one tree, and then Kay wanted to do her own. I showed her how to draw it first and then cut it out. Then for the best part – as far as she is concerned anyway – getting messy! Fortunately you don’t get too messy with this one – just your fingers! Dip your fingers in the paint and add them to the foam as leaves.
Finally, snip two slits into the top of the cardboard tube and, when the paint is dry, stick the craft foam tree top into the “trunk”. Now you have your own autumn trees to admire…and they won’t need to be raked up either!