pompom painted fall treeThe seasons are changing and so are the leaves on the trees in our yard. We wanted to bring those pretty colors inside with some paint and pompoms and open up an opportunity to learn about why some leaves change colors and fall. Adding unconventional tools for painting like these pompom brushes is a great way to boost creativity and use those extra craft materials for something new. Here is how you can make this simple fall tree craft with your child.

What You Will Need

  • White and brown construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Pom Poms
  • Clothespins
  • Paint. We used red, yellow, green , and orange.
  • Dish for paint

How To Prepare

fall craft fro kids

  • Clip the clothespins onto the pompoms
  • Squirt a little paint of each color into the dish
  • If your child is able have them cut the tree out by folding the brown paper in half and cutting the trunk and branches.
  • Glue it down.


pompom painting activity for fall

Talk about what colors you see in your yard and add some leaves by dabbing the pompom on the paper. Ask  if the trees they see around their house have leaves on their branches or if they have all fallen. Ask if there are more than one place they could paint leaves to encourage decision-making and possible conversations about why leaves fall.

pompom color mixing

Emphasize that there is no wrong way to do this activity and that they do not need to match their tree to the examples outside unless they want to. Do not discourage color mixing. Color mixing is a great hands on experience for kids so let them explore. You might end up with a tree will all brown leaves and if that’s what your child makes then it’s rad.pom pom painted fall tree for kids

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About Allison McDonald

Allison McDonald

Allison McDonald is a former preschool teacher and director who started her popular early education blog No Time For Flash Cards as a way to keep one foot in her professional life while knee deep in motherhood. Learning should be fun and it's Allison's goal to help all parents be able to add a little fun and learning to their child's day. Allison lives in a yellow farmhouse outside of Seattle with her two kids and husband.

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