Project 1: Fall Pumpkins!! Re-use those paper grocery bags hanging around with this easy project 🙂
Step One: Get a brown paper grocery bag
Step Two: Draw a pumpkin shape on the outside, write over any logo or writing it won’t matter
Step Three: Cut out your “pumpkin”, you will end up with two identical pumpkin cut outs.
Step Four: Place the pumpkin cutouts together with the logo or writing on the inside!
Step Five: Staple or hole punch along the edge of the pumpkins holding them together. If you use the hole punch option use yarn to “sew” the sides together leaving a little space at the bottom.
Step Six: Use all most all of the rest ( save a small piece for a stem and leaf) of the paper bag to stuff your pumpkin. tear into large pieces and crumple those and push into the opening you left.
Step Seven: Either staple or finish “sewing” you pumpkin closed.
Step Eight: Use the last piece of the bag to cut out a leaf and a stem for your pumpkin. either glue or staple on.
Step Nine: Paint the pumpkin any colors you wish. Can be made with a face as a jack o lantern or fall colors.
Step Ten: Hang and enjoy!!
Project 2: Hand Print Trees!! Easy Treesy 🙂
Step One: Lay out a large piece of art paper
Step Two: Paint your childs hand, wrist to mid forearm with brown paint.
Step Three: Press the painted arm on the art paper. This is the tree 🙂
Step Four: On a paper plate or art tray put the colors of paint you want for leaves.
Step Five: Let the child use their fingers to make the tree leaves. Dip finger tips into the paint and press around the hand print top of the tree.
Project Three: Leaf Drawings: a study in leaf composition
Step One: Collect some fall leaves
Step Two: Cut the leaves in half
Step three: Glue the leaf halves onto a piece of art paper
Step Four: Using colored pencils or crayons have your child try to draw the rest of the leaf matching shape and color of the real leaf
Project Four: Fall Apple Prints (great use for oldish apples)
Step One: Apples, cut in half (either length or width)
Step Two: Set out art paper or a long strip of newsprint
Step Three: Paper plates of paint
Step Four: Dip the apples into the paint and press on the paper
Step Five: Voila! Apple prints! If you print on large enough paper pieces they make great wrapping paper 🙂
Project 5: Leaf People or animals or monsters or???
Step One: Gather various leaves
Step Two: Glue leaves to paper to create whatever your heart desires!!
Step Three: Let dry and add googly eyes and any other facial features 🙂