You know you’re a homeschooler when you save interesting packing material with plans for crafting later.
We’ve loved the changing leaves on our nature walks.
We decided to do some fall leaf crafts.
We got these sheets of semi-shredded paper and I thought it would be a fun textured paint craft.
I helped Alex cut out pieces for a tree.
We used little sponges to create splotches for leaves.
Kate used clips on her sponges for more delicate stamping.
The trees turned out well, kinda like Impressionist paintings. And the kids had fun!
We also painted leaves against paper for neat silhouettes.
And used pencil shavings and glue on a printed tree outline.
I’ve really been making an effort to do arts and crafts with the kids and they’re enjoying the creative time!
More Fall Activities:
- Preserve leaves by dipping them in melted beeswax and make a leaf wreath or garland.
- Make a fall leaf crown, wings and a leaf star wand to become a forest fairy.
- Collect pine-cones, nuts and acorns and transforms them into fun little critters.
- Make your own eco-confetti using leaves.