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Great Fall Art Challenge: Tree with a Poem

Today we made a cute fall craft. It’s very easy and the children really enjoyed it a lot. In order to make it you need only very few simple things. You may have them in your house already!

You need: A brown Crayon or marker, regular sheets of white paper, glue stick, orange yellow and red tissue paper, orange or yellow construction paper, and your Imagination.

Step 1.

Have the children draw the shape of a tree on the white paper. If the kids are really little you can draw a tree for them. Then they can color it in with marker or pencil or watercolors if you don’t care about the mess.

Step 2

Rip the tissue paper into small pieces and have the children crinkle it up. Then glue the little pieces all over your paper. Some leaves can be glued to the tree. Some are up in the air – in the process of falling. Some leaves can go on the ground. You can even make a big pile there like somebody raked them into a pile.

Step 3

Give each child a smaller piece of  the orange construction paper (4″x4″). Talk about the fall season and encourage them to write a poem in their little book. Acrostic poems work really well. With a young child you can write the poem on the paper for them. Make them spell the word F A L L and ask them for words that start with those letters.

This is my favorite poem one of the kids I worked with wrote:

F all leaves drop

A ll the leaves change color

L eaves are gold and red

L eaves blow in the wind

I love FALL

I did this craft with a group of Fourth and Fifth Grade children. They drew the wind and added squirrels and other animals to their drawing. They even signed their poem to me when they were finished. They really loved doing it and their poems turned out amazing!

If you do the craft and would like to share your artwork please email them to me and I will post them on the blog. Readers of the blog will vote on the best entry, and I will reward the winning artist with one of my little orange pumpkin babies. Sound good to you?

 Anybody age 1-12 is welcome to participate in this challenge! Deadline for sending in your ArtWork is November 31.

Please, email your entries to

I can’t wait to see all the great artwork.


Ulla Seckler  is a dollmaker who was born and raised in Germany. She lives in beautiful Colorado with her husband and two kids. You can find her Notes by a German Dollmaker on her blog where she shares some great German recipes, pictures of her sweet dolls, and life lessons learned.  Don’t forget to stop by her Etsyshop and take a peek at her wonderful doll creations.




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