Toddler art: Rainbow fabric tree

Toddler craft art rainbow tree

Create some fun and colorful pieces of artwork either on some card stock, poster, or a blank canvas. First find some chopsticks that you might have saved from some Chinese takeout earlier in the week. (Yum!) Break on in half to make two smaller tree trunks and glue to your canvas or paper. ( you can also use craft sticks for this.)

Then cut up some scrap fabric into small squares, about 1 inch by 1 inch or smaller. Next put some glue around the top of the stick and let your toddler or preschooler drop some of the squares of fabric on the glue. ( I had some leftover brocade that cut up…it went along with the chop stick theme! )

I think I might make a few of these for the hallway to brighten things up a bit!

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  1. While the rainbow fabric tree may sound like fun, after I read through the activity I realized that an adult needs to break the chop sticks (and don’t they have jagged edges when they’re broken?), select and cut the fabric and put glue on the canvas. Seems like the only thing a toddler/preschooler does is drop the fabric pieces onto the surface. Hmmm. Not much fun and the adult prep time is much longer than the child’s participation.
    Think I’ll keep looking.

  2. I think this is a great activity if you have the time to prepare, my son would love all the sticking, and its probably worth the effort if he enjoys it.