Handprint turkeys -- you've been there, done that, right? Let your first grader get inspired by the fiery fall colors outside his window by creating a beautiful handprint tree! Just grab a few art suppies, your child and his hand to make a fun seasonal creation.
What You Need:
- White paper
- Brown construction paper
- Green construction paper
- Red construction paper
- Yellow construction paper
- Orange Construction Paper
- Glue Stick
What You Do:
- To start the project, place your child's hand flat on the piece of paper.
- Help him use his free hand to trace the hand on the paper with a pencil.
- Show your child how the outline of his hand is the base of the tree and how the outline of his fingers are the branches.
- Let him use crayons to color the sky around his tree blue and the grassy hills beneath it green.
- Have your child use a pencil draw almond shapes on the brown, green, red and yellow construction paper.
- Help him cut out the almond shapes.
- Let him use a glue stick to place the multi-colored leaves all over his tree. Don't forget to have him place some of the leaves on the ground -- this is fall, after all!