Your little ones collecting a lot of autumn bounty? Here’s some ideas to make use of all those leaves…
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, which gives you an extra activity out of what they find: leaf art.
Leaf Art Ideas from around the internet
If you’re struggling for ideas, here are some great resources from around 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 really 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 may be something that could be done at the campsite if you are camping this autumn.
You simply need some scrap paper, a pen, and some imagination with what you find.
The good thing about doing this sort of thing at the campsite is that you don’t need to bring the stuff at home. Simply snap a picture of it on your phone, and then leave the things with nature. 😉
If you want more ideas, we’ve pulled together a Pinterest board. So browse and get inspiration 😉
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