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.
Maro's kindergarten says
They are very pretty! Such a simple and clever idea is what I’m looking for! Have a nice day!
jeannine: waddlee-ah-chaa says
What a smart idea! These beautiful trees are wonderful.
These are fantastic! I think we might add some red pom poms and make them apple trees!
Allison McDonald says
Love these! I wrote a post a couple years ago about how we recycle our art into a collage box that the kids can use independently. Such a great way to keep the art cycle going and not feel guilty for throwing away some of the more generic “masterpieces” of scribbles and paint swirls, but not quite special enough to keep.