Autumn is an excellent time for family walks: little kids can stay motivated by finding different leaves. Here are some leaf art ideas that you can do.
Autumn is a great time of year for walks, and if you need to give any of the younger members of your family some inspiration for coming out for a walk, Autumn is a great time of year to collect different leaves, acorns, conkers, and pine cones.
But what do you do with all the things they find?
I don't know about you, but we end up with bags of items our youngest collects.
Well, here's one idea that gives you an extra activity from what they find: leaf art.
Leaf Art Ideas from around the Internet
If you're struggling with ideas, here are some great resources from the internet.
- Head over to Inspiration Laboratories for ideas on creating leaf men.
- Carle Museum shows making some leaf creatures, with some ideas from Kokoko Kids.
- Mess for Less adds some eyes and other accessories to make the leaf people come to life, and Fantastic Fun and Learning uses sticks and acorns for their leaf people.
- Net Mums shows off some more leaf ideas. We really like their painted leaf bugs.
- Finally, if you want to get creative, Red Ted Art have some instructions on making lanterns with all those found leaves
Our camping leaf art
Here's one we made with a camping-inspired theme, and maybe something that could be done at the campsite if you are camping this autumn.
You need some scrap paper, a pen, and some imagination with what you find.
The good thing about doing this at the campsite is that you don't need to bring the stuff home. Snap a picture of it on your phone, then leave the things with nature. 😉