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Sticky Back Plastic Autumn Tree

Sticky Back Plastic Autumn Tree

We recently enjoyed a lovely stroll around the woods and between stopping the twins from trying to eat leaves and sticks, we collected lots of lovely Autumn leaves. 
As soon as Autumn arrives there are so many wonderful opportunities for exploring and learning. It's a time of year where I particularly feel inspired to use Nature in our crafts and activities. 

We have recently used leaves to make patterns on them and trace the lines we have seen in the leaves. We have got craft with Salt Dough and made our own leaves to hang on twigs collected from the woods. 

Did you see the stunning plate suncatchers the lovely Becky shared with us?

Today I would like to share with you another beautiful sun catcher Neve and the twins have been busy creating.

Sticky Back Plastic Autumn Tree

Neve made her truck by using her crayola pens on a piece of paper. She carefully cut it out and after she had peeled her sheet of sticky back plastic - she added the trunk to her sun catcher. She used strips of paper that had been cut out to make the branches for the leaves. Very quickly it started to come together lovely.

Sticky Back Plastic Autumn Tree

This is one of the first crafts I have done with the twins who are now 16 months old. I cur out the brown strip from some painting sheets Neve had done during free painting at her easel. I do like to reuse the paintings where possible. I popped it on the plastic and showed the twins the leaves. They picked the leaves up and launched up the window and seemed rather puzzles as to why they were sticking. 
A great cause and effect experiment for them I thought.

Sticky Back Plastic Autumn Tree

Neve carefully placed her leaves on the trees. She spoke about the colours she could see and remarked on how they were different shapes. I think she did such a lovely job and I adore the array of Autumn colour it showed off.

Sticky Back Plastic Autumn Tree

The boys were very different. Reuben has a very short attention for this craft and after sticking a leaf down and attempting to eat several her wondered off. Ethan couldn't stop touching the sticky plastic and seemed to enjoy the sensation of pulling his hand away. Over and over again he added the leaves and removed them.

Sticky Back Plastic Autumn Tree

Lets take a look at the craft in action:

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The sun catchers looked beautiful on the patio doors. 

If you wanted to have a go at doing this activity too, be sure to collect you leaves the day you intend to do the craft. If not the leaves become dry very quickly and will not only become harder to stick down but they will crumble when handled by little hands.

What Autumn crafts and activities have you been enjoying? We love seeing your photos, so do get in touch with us! We may even feature your idea!

Sticky Back Plastic Autumn Tree

Here are a pick of some of my favourite Autumn crafts and activities:

Autumn Pattern Art. Autumn Crafts for Preschoolers.    Autumn Pattern Art. Autumn Crafts for Preschoolers.    Autumn Leaf Art. Autumn Crafts for Preschoolers.

Halloween Playdough    Autumn Pattern Art. Autumn Crafts for Preschoolers.    Autumn Tuff Tray. Autumn Crafts for Preschoolers.

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Autumn Crafts for Preschool. Autumn Salt Dough Leaves.    Ramadan Tuff Tray    Snowman Keepsake Salt Dough Ornament.

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