The kids paint the blue sky using water color. Then add fall colors on the bottom.
(This was the last week of class before Halloween, so it was hat/mask day in art. Notice Faith's princess crown.)
Then, the kids get watery brown tempera paint & drop a little puddle on the bottom of the page. They aim a straw at an angle & blow, causing the paint to move into lines creating the tree.
After they have the branches, they take Q-Tips dipped into (fall colors) paint and add the leaves.
This project turned out great.
(Not sure why pictures turned out side ways.)