This was another November craft that I never got around to sharing. I love that this craft included a hand print and some process oriented painting...with corks! Don't worry, I had these corks saved from a long time ago. No vino for this prego!
What You Need:
Paint (brown + 2-3 "fall" leaf colors)
Paper (I used card stock)
Corks (You could use one but I used 3 so I didn't have to wipe off in between)
Paper plate or paint palette
*Optional: Hard surface like a clipboard
How to Make:
- Using your paint brush, paint your child's hand brown and make a handprint on the top third of your page. (See right center picture below.)
- Using the same paint, create a trunk for your tree. I added a little owl hole by mixing in some black paint. **I've seen some people paint the entire arm and print that on. I wasn't brave enough but let me know if you are!
- While your tree is drying, get your leaf colors ready on your paint palette. I used red, yellow, and orange.
- Let your child explore the corks and practice "stamping" with the corks dipped in paint. Carson did a lot of smearing and dragging so I'm glad I let him practice first!
- Once your child starts to get the hang of the corks, dip them in the paint and allow them to add leaves to the tree! I dipped the corks in the paint for Carson to allow him to focus on one thing at a time. (And obviously to make less of a mess, who am I kidding?!)
I didn't get any pictures of Carson during the actual painting process because I didn't want to get paint on my camera (been there, done that)! Here are some of him exploring the corks before practicing though!