Recently our next door neighbor, Mr. Parker, showed up at our door with a very large bag full of oranges. The vast amount of fresh fruit (citrus and otherwise) and vegetables is one of our favorite things about living in Northern California. I decided that as a thank you, Naomi and I would revisit the Autumn Tree Painting project we did back in October, with a few small variations.
We began as we did before, with Naomi in her apron, and a marker-sketch of a tree trunk. Naomi speckled the paper with light green leaves.
Next she speckled the paper with dark green leaves. This time she got a bit more creative and added dark green swirls.
Finally, she added the bright orange fruit. You can see the finished product below. I think she’s already an accomplished artist!
The final product reads: “Dear Mr. Parker, Thank you for the delicious oranges from your tree! You are very thoughtful! Love, Brad, Jess, Naomi, & Oliver.”
What fun things have you been doing with your toddler recently?