Monday, October 1, 2012

The Artful Year | Autumn - Mixed Media Fall Tree

Pin It I can't tell you how much I am LOVING The Artful Year | Autumn book by Jean Can't Hul... The projects in here are too much fun! And, they are simple enough that, I can take the basic idea and put my own spin on it if I want to! For instance, it's been pretty rainy here lately... making it hard to collect leaves or go on a nature walk to collect pieces for our projects. But, this mixed media project could be used with just about anything!

I helped a little by forming the tree trunk and branches first. Once he saw the basic tree shape, he knew exactly what to do... I could barely get the paint poured before he was grabbing a brush and painting his "weaves" on the branches. We then took it a step further and added foam leaf stickers to the mix. We finished it up with one more round of painted "weaves" and swirls. He was so proud of his painting, we just had to take a drive to show it off to Nana and Papa. We will for sure be doing this project every fall, for years to come. :)

Be sure to check out Jean's Autumn book on her blog and get your copy for only $9.99! We can't wait to get started on the next project!


  1. I love this! I have a daycare I Indiana and do similar types of projects with my kids. I smiled at the bottom. I have a son named Wyatt...he turns sixteen next week. He loved art when he was little ...keep it coming. June Maddox

    1. Thanks June! Glad to connect with you! :D

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