We love to explore the process of painting using creative techniques. One of our favorite art projects in the past was creating a simple sensory painting using carpet squares. We thought the same process would make beautiful, textured Fall tree art as well. Best of all, carpet squares are free at Home Depot.
You’ll need the following materials: (affiliate links)
First, cut your carpet squares into quarters for smaller art, leave whole for bigger art. Keep the carpet scraps too. Ha ha, photo bomb! As you can see, little hands are eager to play.
Using a brown paper lunch bag, simply twist your bag from the bottom up, leaving a few inches at the top for your branches. Make 4-5 small cuts at the top and twist your smaller branches. Glue the bag to the paper. For more detailed instructions on the bag, see our tutorial on creating twisted brown bag art.
Squeeze the paint into bowls, dip, and paint. Sit back and watch your child explore.
Simple, beautiful textures prints. Continue around the tree branches until you’re finished.
Beautiful, easy-to set up art activity for preschoolers.
As a final touch, take the carpet hair scraps and use them for grass. Simply, drop into a bowl, add green paint, and let dry.
Simple, recycled grass from scraps. We love recycled crafts for kids.
Painting with carpet squares is easy, practically free, and lot of fun for kids!
Here are a few creative Fall activities for kids:
- Pumpkin Spice Kernels for Play – FSPDT
- Super Cute Turkey Treat – Sugar Aunts
- Exploring Fall Foliage on The Light Table – Where Imagination Grows
- Acorns & Leaves Fall Sensory Bin – Stir the Wonder
- Pumpkin Slime in a Real Pumpkin – Little Bins for Little Hands
Are you preparing for Thanksgiving crafts yet? Here are over 95 awesome, easy crafts and activities for kids to explore.
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