Trevor and I do a lot of fun crafts, especially around the holidays. Most of the ideas for the crafts we do I come up with on my own. However, this latest project was inspired by the blog Play At Home Mom.
On the Play At Home Mom site this tree was done a little differently, but this is what worked for us. I put fake leaves (thank you Dollar Tree!) in a bowl, taped a tree cut out of brown construction paper to the backside of some clear contact paper, and then taped the contact paper (sticky side out) to our back sliding glass door. Then I let Trevor go to town and stick the leaves on the contact paper.
Trevor had a lot of fun doing this project. He loves playing with stickers, so this was kind of like that. Sadie came into the kitchen to check things out, and Trevor decided that she should have fun doing this craft too. He kept trying to put the leaves in her mouth, lol 🙂
Keeping with this fall crafting theme, Trevor and I also did another project involving leaves. We went out by our trees and collected some real leaves. Trevor loves putting things in his pumpkin pail he used to trick-or-treat with, so we used that as our collection bucket.
Then we brought the leaves inside, dried them, and pressed them. I put some paint on a paper plate, and let Trevor use the leaves as his paint brush. He thought it was great! He really enjoyed using a different object to paint with.
His picture turned out beautifully of course 🙂