Autumn Art

I was having a look through some photos on my phone and found this one from back in October.

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Because we didn’t have too bad weather, we had been on lots of walks. Our favourite place to go for a walk was the cemetery! Sounds morbid but it’s so quiet and peaceful. The kids can walk around without worrying about traffic and I find it really beautiful and fascinating, especially in the autumn.

Its absolutely full of trees so perfect for a nature walk. We always took our little bucket, and came back with it (and the tray in the back of their trikes!) full of twigs, conkers, acorns, pinecones and leaves. We used them in a lovely autumn sensory bin and then we used them to create some art.

I was having a look through some photos on my phone and found this one from back in October.
Because we didn’t have too bad weather, we had been on lots of walks. Our favourite place to go for a walk was the cemetery! Sounds morbid but it’s so quiet and peaceful. The kids can walk around without worrying about traffic and I find it really beautiful and fascinating, especially in the autumn.

It’s absolutely full of trees so perfect for a nature walk. We always took our little bucket, and came back with it (and the tray in the back of their trikes!) full of twigs, conkers, acorns, pinecones and leaves. We used them in a lovely autumn sensory bin and then we used them to create some art.

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Painting with natural materials is lovely because it’s environmentally friendly and creates some gorgeous textures and effects, making it not only an art activity but a sensory one as well. Harrison loved dipping the twigs in the paint and using them to draw with, and rolling the pinecones to make prints. We kept to autumny colours – browns, reds, orange, yellow and green.

With some of the leaves we created a leaf wreath. This was done by cutting the centre bit out of a paper plate and simply glueing the leaves around it. Within a couple of days the leaves had completely dried out which made it really fragile and delicate but beautiful. It was doing this activity that made me realise just how lovely a leaf is, and it really made us think about all the beautiful colours!

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