I get a lot of questions about what I do with my children’s art work and my answer is usually that I take photos and recycle much of it. When I say I recycle art work I normally mean it gets popped into the recycling bin never to be seen again. This recycled art project for kids uses the art work and turns a finished piece into material for another art project. These fall trees are cute and simple enough for kids of various abilities to participate.
- Gather your materials. You will need some brown and white construction paper, glue stick, scissors, and finished artwork.
- Cut out a tree outline – I free handed this ( I can cut much better than I can draw) but you could draw it out first too.
- Glue the tree down on the white construction paper and if you have kids still learning to cut like mine cutting them into smaller pieces will help.
- Go for it. This is a simple project and there is no wrong way to do it. My son was specific about which colors he wanted where and took time to cut leaf like shapes. My daughter refused any and all offers of help and did this completely independently.