Everyone has a puzzle or two laying around that has missing pieces, especially with kids of all ages. Kreative Kids programming is no exception. Once our puzzles have completed their life span and lost too many pieces in order to fully complete the picture instead of throwing them away they are added to our hoard of recycled craft supplies.
A great many art projects can be made with puzzle pieces, this month we were inspired by the changing of the season and created a Fall tree using a paper bag, along with the puzzle pieces and some simple paint mixing.
Cut the top of your paper bag into 3 or 4 strips, about two or three inches long. So you have fingers which will be the branches.
Next separate the branches and scrunch up the paper bag so it looks more like bark. Glue it to the cardstock paper, you might want to put something heavy on it to help it set, let it dry.
Add the yellow paint to onside of a tray or paint palette, the red to the other then some yellow and red in the middle to mix to make orange.
Teachers, this is a great way to start colouring mixing with your preschoolers
Next paint the cardboard side of the puzzle pieces by either dabbing the colours all around or by just having one colour per piece or a combination of both. That’s up to you.You can use a paint brush, sponge or your fingers, that really depends on how messy you are feeling that day. Let them dry.
Glue the Puzzle pieces (or leaves) to the branches of the paper bag (or tree) To create your fall looking tree. You can even have glue some on the ground or falling to the ground to make it look extra awesome.
This activity can be repeated for all seasons, or holidays like black for halloween, or pink/red for Valentines or you can just paint whatever leaf colour you are in the mood to create.
Don’t forget to take a picture of your Craft and tag us on Instagram @kreativekidswpg
We want to see all of your Wonderful Creations!