The tree printout has been laminated – if you don’t have a laminator (and lots of us don’t) then use tacky back.
playdough – homemade and coloured with poster paint. Leaves cut out using a cake decorating cutter. This would be a lovely activity for a small group in Sunday school or at home. If you add vanilla extract to the dough it smells amazing.
Playdough recipe – This playdough is a no cook recipe – it uses boiling water so has to be made by an adult.
1 cup flour
1/4 cup salt
1 teaspoon cream of tarter (you really do need this – don’t be tempted to leave it out and make sure it’s in date. It’ll stop the dough going slimy)
1 tablespoon vegetable oil (don’t use a nut oil in case children are allergic)
3/4 cup boiling water
Food colouring paste or ready mix water colour paint for colour
To make – add all the dry ingredients together in a mixer and then add the oil, boiling water and colouring and mix till a soft dough. You can mix by hand but it’ll take longer.
Tree free pdf to print
This is a simple autumn wreath.
What you need:
A card circle with the middle cut out. You can buy these but I drew round a paper plate and a pencil pot. Use a low weight card to make cutting out easier.
Tissue paper, in autumn colours, to cover the wreath and some to scrunch up into ‘berries’
Leaf shapes in autumn colours, plus a few green (this adds a bit of zing to the picture!)
Yellow wool to tie through a hole (use a hole punch)
Display some autumn pictures to give children ideas.