I’m back! I’ve had a bit of an enforced blogging break due to lack of Internet. But we have been very busy at home enjoying the autumnal weather!
Early this week we went for a stroll to our local park with the aim of collecting some of the different leaves that we saw along the way. We don’t have a printer, so before we left, I drew a few of the leaves that we might find as a simple treasure hunt for T. I kept it simple, drawing oak, horse chestnut, sycamore and ash.
We found lots of leaves as well as some conkers.
Later in the week we made some tissue paper leaves using the same method that I used to make Easter egg sun catchers back in March. I have to say that this had a similar response to when we did it at Easter. T find the sticky-back frustrating as often it ‘catches’ the tissue before she’s ready! So I did quite a lot of it. But she enjoyed them when they were done, proudly telling my husband when he got home, “Look what I made!”
We also had a go at some printing this week. I drew some leaf outlines in some polystyrene (cut up pizza packaging!). I demonstrated to T how to paint them, covering the whole leaf, and she printed them on paper.
I loved how the oak leaves came out!
At the end of the week we combined our three activities by making an autumn crown. I cut out her prints and some leaf shapes from the tissue, and T attached them to a cardboard headband. We then glued this to create a crown. Ta-da!
What have you been getting up to this autumn?