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Handprint Tree

Happy Saturday! For our kids, and all you 9-5ers, this is the best day of the week. It feels like you have so much time, making it the perfect day for family fun!

Check out this activity:

What You Need:

  • Cardstock – brown, yellow, red and orange
  • Paper Towel Roll
  • Glue Stick
  • Tape
  • Paper Plate
  • Green Paint
  • Pinecones and sticks for decoration

Directions:

First paint your paper plate green and set aside to dry.Paint Paper Plate Green

2. Cut slits in the bottom of the paper towel roll and tape to your paper plate.Cut Slits in Paper Towel TubeTape Tube to make Handprint Tree

3. Then trace your hand and arm on the brown cardstock so that the “trunk” of the tree is long enough to cover the paper towel roll.Trace hand on Brown Paper

4. Glue your handprint “trunk” to your paper towel roll.Glue Handprint on Paper Towel Tube

5. Now trace regular handprints with your orange, yellow and red cardstock. You’ll need 5 handprints (1 for each finger) so you can choose which colors gets traced twice. We did orange, red, yellow, orange, and red.Handprint Cut Outs for Fall Handprint Tree

6. Now you can glue your handprints to your tree! Add one to each finger.Glue Hands on Handprint Tree

7. To cover the tape at the bottom, add some pinecones and sticks for decoration. Glue these down if you want them to be permanent. You may need to use hot glue if you want them to stay permanently. Have adults do this part or use cold hot glue that is rated safe for kids.Autumn Handprint Tree

Leaf Sun Catchers

Happy Saturday! For our kids, and all you 9-5ers, this is the best day of the week. It feels like you have so much time, making it the perfect day for family fun!

Check out this activity:

These fall leaf sun catchers are the perfect, easy fall leaf craft for toddlers and preschoolers. Using just leaves from your yard and contact paper, they are a great way to celebrate Fall with your kids! From livewellplaytogether.com | #fallleafcrafts #fallcraftsforpreschoolers #preschoolcrafts #toddlercraftideas
Fall Leaf Sun Catchers

What You Need:

  • Various colored and shaped leaves. Look for different colors, bright colors, and different shapes.
  • Clear Contact Paper
  • Scissors

Directions:

  • Collect fallen leaves
  • Look for leaves that are dry, but not dried out and crunchy yet.
  • Inspect leaves for bugs or anything yucky before using them.
  • Cut a large piece of contact paper
  • (You’ll use half of this for your leaves and the other half to fold over)
  • Remove the backing from the contact paper