Have you tried making newspaper art with the kids? I love the look of it! Especially this owl newspaper art made with handprints. We decided to give it a go again when we participated in a fun process art painting challenge with many other kids craft bloggers. We turned some into artwork that could be displayed in the home and this handprint tree cutting activity that we hung up on our refrigerator. Just in time for Earth Day and Arbor Day!
How to make the Recycled Tree Newspaper Art:
Have your little one paint newspaper however they'd like - messy and mixed is okay! Little Sister added glitter glue to some areas and swirled it around with her finger. She had fun with it!
Once dry, I chose a plain colored newspaper square for the background. There was a mainly orange sheet that had some brown areas from being mixed with other paint colors. I chose to use this one for the tree trunk. To make it, flip it over and trace the child's arm and hand. Cut around the outline and have them glue it to the background piece.
The multi-colored leaves are made from strips that Little Sister cut and then cut again to make smaller squares and triangles. Great for kids like my daughter who are learning how to use a scissors! Ask them to glue their leaves to the top of the handprint tree trunk.
Hang up on the refrigerator, wall, or place in an art book!
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