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Colors Of Fall – Masterpiece

With the leaves around us changing colors, your child will have so much fun creating this gorgeous autumn tree with a dabs of paint on a q-tip!  It's easy for both the child and the parents...take a look:

Equipment Needed:

  • 1 Pencil
  • 1 Sheet of White Construction paper (any size)
  • Acrylic Paint in Fall Colors - Orange, Brown, Yellow, Red, Green
  • Egg carton to pour paint colors in - for easy reach
  • Small paint brush
  • Q-Tips
  • Small paper or plastic cup (to hold the qtips)
  • Old Tshirt or Paint Smock
  • Plastic Tablecloth or Newspaper to protect painting surface
  • Wet wipes to clean table and hands.

QTip Tree PaintingStep One: Depending on the age of the child, you may need to help them draw the trunk of the tree with a pencil. Draw two straight lines drawn vertically upward to mid page. Draw a large circle on top of the two lines for the tree top.

Step Two: Pour the paint into the egg cups.

Step Three: Using the small paint brush, using brown paint - paint the trunk.

Step Four: Using q-tips, dip the q-tip into a color (one at at time) - and start creating leaves inside the circle.  This is random and can be as full or sparse you like.

Step Five: If there is white space left in the tree top - use the brush or q-tips to create branches with the brown paint.

Step Six: Use q-tips to create leaves that are falling off the tree and even those that land into the ground.

Step Seven: Be sure to have your child sign their masterpiece either with a brush or q-tip or a simple finger print!




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