A Fall Craft Using Noodles That Teaches Kids About Color Changing Leaves
My son noticed right away that the trees outside were changing colors. We were sitting at the dinner table and he yelled out “they orange! they orange! the trees are orange daddy!’
So, that is what lead to doing this craft with my kids. This is a great and easy way to help teach kids about the way that the leaves change for the fall season. Granted, it’s not scientifically correct but it gets the point across to a young child.
First you start with just plain noodles.
Then you dye those noodles using food coloring and water.
The ones in the picture soaked for about an hour, and then dried for another hour. *note* these are gluten free noodles so regular noodles may not take as long. We used yellow, green and red for our leaves.
Take those colored noodles and glue them to trees.
You can use this tree printable here. The ones shown in the picture above are the cut outs from the PDF. Feel free to let your kids color their trees.
Display the work of art proudly!
Do you have any fall themed crafts that you like to do with your kids? If so we would love to hear about them!
Looking for more fall themed ideas? Check out these great toys!
Want to make a day out of this event? Try baking these peanut butter cookies while you wait for your noodles to dye. That’s what we did and the kids loved every second of it! You can even read a book about cookies if you need more time.
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