Fall is the perfect time for outdoor activities like apple picking (been three times now this season!) and fairs. Here’s the three munchkins at at local “touch a truck” afternoon. Don’t they make an adorable fashion statement altogether?
Our latest fall project included black glue to create some spectacular leaf designs. The inspiration came from Mess for Less (the leaf forms) and Robin Mead Designs (the colors). We used watered-down acrylics on cardstock (8.5×11″ cut in halves). I trimmed the excess background after they dried and now they are gracing our front door!
I’m amazed at how interesting leaves are…seriously! I am also very happy the kids never tire of them. We’ve had some nice science lessons learning about different trees and the characteristics of their leaves. How’s this for a leaf identification chart? Up next on our fall arts and craft list are these projects too:
- Crayon resist autumn leaves from Teach Kids Art
- A pine cone snowy owl from Open Ended Art
- Contact paper placemats like at A Little Delightful (Bean made some of these at a special homeschool program about leaves at the Mass Audubon and she’s begging to make more)
- Leaf art from Charlotte’s Fancy
What are you creating this autumn?