Autumn is a great time of year to get out the arts and crafts. I just love making things from nature after we’ve been for a lovely walk.
Last week we went collecting things for our arts and crafts. We made a few things, like acorn faces and leaf rubbings, but we still had lots of leaves, acorns etc to work with, so this week we got them out again and this is what we did…….
We made these nature monsters by painting some toilet rolls. We stuck some leaves in the top for ears/hair, drew on some features and stuck on a berry for a nose and an acorn on the back for a tail. Then I found some googly eyes, which of course the children wanted to use, but I must admit, I do like the googly eyes.
These were so easy to make and the children could use their own imagination to create whatever they wanted. They loved them!
I painted a very basic outline of a tree on a very large piece of paper (there’s always something good about doing large pictures). Then the girls painted on the leaves and printed them on the tree. They had so much fun doing this and got quite messy. As you can see from the picture, they loved getting messy!
We collected a few sticks on our walk last week, so I thought, how about making a wand. The girls had great fun painting their sticks (many times over, so they actually ended up quite brown looking) and then playing with them. I had planned to stick something to the end, to make them more wand like, but they wouldn’t wait to play with them.
Autumn creativity, is definitely my favourite. There are so many things you can do, just let your imagination go. Children love using their imagination.