Fall in Chicago is one of the most beautiful things I’ve experienced. Growing up in Florida I never knew what I was missing out on! With that being said, you can imagine how excited I am to do Fall crafts with the little ones (: Here are some Autumn trees we made in school.
I cut out trees for them using our die cut machine & squares of tissue paper in various Fall colors. You can let them cut their own paper or they have fun ripping it, too. I had them put a bunch of dots of glue all over where they wanted their leaves to be, then they just crumpled up the paper & put it on the glue. I always say, “Just a dot, not a lot!” I’ve said it so many times that sometimes they say it before I get a chance to (: Some of them decided not to scrunch the paper & just left the squares flat. Either way, they came out cute.

I love how this boy put the leaves on the ground & mid-air as well as on the branches. Some of them only had a few leaves & lots of leaves on the ground “because the leaves already fell off.” It’s amazing to see them put their little minds to work & show the things they observe around them. Happy paper-scrunching, everyone! -Kristen