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gratitude tree collage

This blog post is part of a series of expressive creativity activities.

What is Expressive Creativity?

Expressive Creativity is the type of creativity which is about spontaneous and intuitive expression as in the spontaneous drawings of children (according to psychologist Irving A. Taylor) or in naive art, which is art created by adults who are not trained in the arts. With expressive creativity, the focus is not on the outcome or the product of the creation but on the process itself and the joy of it. Children, for example, love to create for the joy of it. Expressing your creativity spontaneously and intuitively with creative activities like coloring, doodling, intuitive drawing, art journaling, mandalas, and sacred geometry - that's what this site is all about. The creative activities will also help you in your personal and spiritual growth. You don't need to be an artist to do all these creative activities. Anyone can do this.

Gratitude Tree Drawing Collage

Follow the steps below to make a Gratitude Tree Drawing Collage.

Being grateful means being thankful for everything you receive and counting your blessings, being aware on an ongoing basis of how much you have been given.

When you are grateful, you change from thinking about what your life lacks to embracing the abundance that is already present in your life. This will attract positivity into your life.

Studies have even shown that practicing gratitude on a regular basis makes you happier and more resilient, more creative, strengthens relationships, reduces stress and improves your health. That's why it is good to practice gratitude on a regular basis, best daily.

You can't do anything wrong with this activity because the focus is on the creative process and not on the outcome. You don't need to be an artist to do this. Anyone can do this - both children and adults.

 

Supplies You Need

A sheet of paper

Colored pencils

Crayons

Scissors

Glue

 

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1. Draw a simple tree

First, draw a simple tree with a trunk and a round crown on a sheet of paper using either colored pencils or crayons.

gratitude tree collage

 

2. Draw 10 leaves or apples

Then draw 10 leaves or apples.

 gratitude tree collage

 

gratitude tree collage

 

3. Cut out everything

Now cut out the tree and the leaves or apples.

gratitude tree collage

 

gratitude tree collage

 

4. Assemble everything

Glue the tree on a sheet of paper leaving some space at the top and glue the leaves or apples on the crown of the tree. You can also glue a few leaves outside of the crown, next to the trunk or at the bottom of the tree.

gratitude tree collage

 

5. Write what you are grateful for

Write "I am grateful for" at the top of the sheet and write down what you are grateful for on the leaves or apples of the tree.

gratitude tree collage

 

gratitude tree collage

 

Hang your gratitude tree collage on your wall to be reminded of what you are grateful for!

 

gratitude tree collage

 

Prefer videos? Then follow the steps in this video!

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Lots of love,

Janet

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