Did I mention in last week's post that you were going to be seeing quite a lot of orange and yellow around here? I'm pretty sure I did. But, on the slim chance that you skipped reading that not-yet-but-certainly-soon-to-be-nominated-for-a-literary-award post, I'll remind everyone that fall colors are my favorite and I tend to go a little overboard every year making fall-themed stuff. My mom, who also suffers from "Yellow and Orange Fever" doesn't help. In fact, she beat me to the autumn projects this year with a fun craft on our last Project Day!
The first step was to paint coffee filters with water paints, so that the colors blend together to mimic fall leaves.
While the coffee filters were drying, each kid got a small brown paper bag, which they turned into the trunk of a tree. For a really good description with pictures, check out this website, where my mom got her inspiration.
Finally, the previously painted coffee filters were cut into leaf shapes and then the leaves were glued on the branches of the trees.
They turned out very pretty (much better then my photography skills illustrate) and make really cute table decorations!
Stay tuned for more yellow and orange. Happy Project Day everyone!