Seasonal Tree Canvases

This lovely craft idea can be undertaken in one go as a project on the seasons - or in four parts over the year as each season arrives. However you choose to do it, the canvases make an eye-catching display.

Seasonal Tree Canvases

You will need:

  • 4 canvases (or pieces of card)
  • Brown poster paint
  • Pink, green, yellow, orange, red, light blue and silver paint

Instructions:

  • Paint your hand and wrist in brown paint.
  • Stamp onto the canvas with your fingers spread wide to be tree branches.
  • Repeat on each canvas.

Tree handprint

Spring:

  • Fingerprint pink blossom onto the tree
  • Add some green grass underneath the tree

Spring tree canvas
Spring tree canvas

Summer:

  • Fingerprint green leaves onto the tree
  • Add some green grass underneath the tree
  • Fingerprint flowers under the tree

Summer tree canvas
Summer tree canvas

Autumn:

  • Fingerprint yellow, red and orange leaves onto the tree
  • Fingerprint more leaves underneath the tree

Autumn tree canvas
Autumn tree canvas

Winter:

  • Paint a line of pale blue (white paint mixed with a drop of blue) ice on the ground
  • Finger print pale blue and silver snowflakes over the scene

Winter tree canvas
Winter tree canvas

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