Tomorrow at playgroup, we’ll be doing some leaf-inspired art. Not that the leaves are changing much yet here in South Carolina, but it IS fall. I’m sure the leaves will catch up any day now. Here are some ideas for you to enjoy with your littles:
If the leaves haven’t changed where you’re at, consider making polkadot leaves a la 5 Orange Potatoes. Place a white sticker on green or yellow leaves and let the sun do the rest!
The mama at Chasing the Goose has a simple idea for celebrating the change of seasons. Pick up a leaf from your favorite tree every day or so over the course of a few weeks. Press and save them until you have a nice set for a colorful banner. The subtle progression of colors is so lovely!
And speaking of banners, we’ll be making this one from Filth Wizardry at playgroup this week. It’s a perfect collaborative project for our age range and makes use of our yet-to-change leaves. I plan on rolling out a large, long piece of paper and taping it to our floor so that they’ll be room for all!
If your leaves have already started changing, collect some to preserve! Mackville Road shows how pretty even green leaves can be when pressed with crayon shavings between waxed paper. I think this project would be even more spectacular with fall leaves! Maybe for next playgroup?
Enjoy the fall!
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