Even though the weather is turning cooler, there is still plenty of fun to be had outdoors. Why not make the most of a day outside by collecting some natural materials like leaves, sticks, and pinecones, and create some art.
Arrange the leaves on a clean sheet of paper or cardboard. Then cover them with a clean sheet of white paper. Copier paper works fine for this project and even the smallest kids can join in.
Peel the paper off a crayon and then lay it on its side. As you rub it across the paper it will pick up the bumps, lines, veins and images underneath.
You can use this paper to make place mats for Thanksgiving dinner, or to wrap small gifts.
For more leaf crafts try checking out this link: http://www.redtedart.com/2013/10/16/leaf-crafts/
Here’s a link to a great craft using pine cones. You can create a SNOWY OWL with some cotton balls and pine cones. It is especially great for children who benefit from some extra tactile practice. http://www.redtedart.com/2014/10/16/pine-cone-crafts-snowy-owls/
The Red Ted Art site also has 20+ turkey crafts for kids of all ages. http://www.redtedart.com/2015/10/27/20-turkey-crafts-for-thanksgiving/
So don’t let fall disappear without trying some cool crafts using items found in nature. Get outside and create some fun! What kind of crafts have you done?