Now that the spooky season has already ended, we welcome November with a Fall-themed activity.

This afternoon, me and Niko worked on this little project using simple materials. This is Niko’s second time painting. The first time was with a cotton ball and he made clouds with it.


autumn tree cotton swab painting

Acrylic paint in green, red, yellow and brown
Paper plate
A bare tree template. I got mine here.
Cotton swabs
Rubber band

autumn tree cotton swab painting

I tied the cotton swabs together using the rubber band and squirted a small amount of the paints on the paper plate. I only have the basic paint colors, so I tried mixing them to create the brown.

I showed Niko how to do it first and he did the rest.

I told him that he can dab the paint on the tip of the branches, but he preferred to do it his way.

It’s one of his favorite activities because he can play with the colors while making sure he doesn’t get them on his hands and shirt.

I think we’re going to do more painting activities in the future. Painting with kids is inexpensive and exciting because you can just use things found in the house. You can experiment with almost anything. I saw other Moms use a broccoli to paint a tree. How cool is that? Maybe we can do that soon, too.

autumn tree cotton swab painting


Pancake Bunnykins

An Asian mermaid lost in transition.

I live in an enchanted forest at the end of a rainbow. I have a little window in my room where I can see unicorns playing in the grass field at day and magical fairies dancing under the silvery moon at night.

1 Comment

Let me know what you think 🐰

%d bloggers like this: