Sponge-Painted Leafy Tree

Sponge-Painted Leafy Tree craft

Take a walk with your child to enjoy nature's tall art. Then recreate the scene with this sponge-painted tree that gets to the root of creative inspiration.

  • 1.

    With Crayola® Erasable Colored Pencils, ask a helper to trace your arm and hand (with fingers spread wide) on a large piece of construction paper. Cut out with Crayola Scissors. This is your tree trunk and branches.

  • 2.

    Use a Crayola Glue Stick to glue the tree trunk to another large piece of construction paper.

  • 3.

    Spread newspaper over your work area. Pour Crayola Washable Kid's Paint in seasonal colors into foam produce trays. Gently dip sponges in paint and press into the branches of your tree to create leaves.

  • 4.

    Celebrate Arbor Day by creating a forest of trees in your favorite season. Or make one for each season.