i just saw this idea for making an adorable autumn tree on my amazingly talented pink & green mama friend’s blog, and we had to try it out. she was inspired by that artist woman’s blog on a similar project, which is so lovely! these trees are so cool for fall, and it’d be great to make one for every season!
we actually did it a bit differently than my friend did, as she used watercolors, which would really work super-great. though today we were already painting with acrylics, so i just made a very watery brown and put a blob of it at the bottom of a piece of our paper. i showed N how to blow the paint using a straw. (admittedly, i had to help her out a bit in the wind velocity department.)
we blew this way and that way to make the tree grow tall and branch out in random directions.
when it was nearly dry, N glued colorful pieces of tissue paper to the tree to make leaves. (pink & green mama did this step before the painting, which also seems to work wonderfully.)
we hung our windblown tree outside to dry in the blowing wind.