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Make your own autumn tree decorations

 
Hunting and foraging is a great fun autumn activity. The kids will love being outside and collecting all sorts of treasures. It also helps teach them about seasonal changes and to enjoy the different types of nature that surrounds them.
Have a go at making your own autumn tree decorations! 

It's such an easy activity to do at  home with toddlers and preschoolers.

They'll love being outside hunting and foraging for all sorts of autumn leaves and other treasures.

It also helps teach them about seasonal changes and to enjoy the different types of nature that surrounds them at this time of year.
 

Make your own autumn tree decorations

 

What you'll need to make your autumn tree decorations

 
  • Autumn twigs & leaves from the garden or park
  • Coverseal
  • Vase or tin can washed & edges smoothed
  • Play dough
  • String or raffia
  • Scissors & tape

Optional
  • Other tree decorations - pine cones, acorns etc
  

How to make your autumn tree decorations


1. Seal the autumn leaves using the coverseal.

2. Cut around each sealed leaf leaving a small seam of about 1/2cm around the edge.

3. Cut the string or raffia into various lengths and tape a piece to the back of each leaf.

4. Cut the coloured paper out to the size of the can, wrap around and stick on with the tape.

5. Fill the vase or tin can with play dough and push the branches into it. The play dough will weigh the vase or tin can down so that it doesn’t tip over.

6. Tie the autumn leaves onto the various branches at different heights.

7. For extra decoration you can also add pine cones, acorns and other autumn items to your tree.

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Source: This article has been written by Creators, a nationwide service offering quality home-based care and education. Creators are passionate about seeing every child’s unique talent being recognized and nurtured.
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