Autumn art from The Garden Classroom

We’ve been combining two activities from my e-book The Garden Classroom this week to create some beautiful autumn art. Taking the idea of leaf art and adding it to my Sticky Picture frames, here’s what we made. Read more »

Autumn leaf collages

Almost a wordless post today as I think the slides speak for themselves. Go for a walk, collect some natural goodies and see what you can make. Use glue, bluetac or stickytape if you want to fix your pictures in place.

happily shared with Childhood 101 and ABCand123 and Kids Get Crafty and Upcycled Awesome and The Mad House

Autumn crafts

Did I mention I love autumn? I think I prefer autumn crafts even to Christmas and Halloween. Why not be inspired by the beauty of the season and get creating this week? You could try…

Making a tree collage with all the leaves you collect on an autumn walk. A forest of these make a great mural.

make an autumn tree collage

Or an alternative tree collage using sugar paper: perfect if you have a child who loves tearing up paper. Even toddlers can try this one and produce a beautiful picture.

Abby at Little Red Buttons has a beautiful idea to make a necklace from conkers – you have to go see!

Deb shows us how to make an autumn mobile over at Ready for Ten. I like the idea of adding some seeds and nuts to it to turn it into a bird feeder.

And Valerie’s idea for falling leaves wrapping paper is lovely.

What autumn crafts are you making this week? Hope you’ll stop by on Friday and share with the Play Academy link-up.

happily shared with Works For Me Wednesday @ wearethatfamily

Autum leaf crafts

I love autumn. I love the feeling of change and the crispness of the air but even better than that is the opportunity for lots of beautiful autumn crafts. Take a walk along a leafy lane with a pre-schooler and you simply can’t help having fun and learning something new. Talk about why the leaves are falling, what colours you can see, the different shapes of the leaves. Do you know the names of the trees? Can you catch a leaf as it falls? Collect some favourite shapes and colours and bring them home to make a leaf picture.

I’d thought we might do some leaf rubbings using wax crayons but L wanted to glue. Here’s the picture she made – with some letters sneaked in too.

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Happily shared with Kids Get Crafty at Red Ted Art

autumn play ideas

Autumn in our house means conkers! Here are some ideas to get the most from the season.

Conker activities

Autumn walk activities

L is for leaf

Paper tree collage

Autumn leaf number line

Autumn leaf collage

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