- ► 2014 (64)
- ► 2012 (69)
- Playdate ♥ Link Party/ Blog Hop (#29) ~ All Welcom...
- Make It :: Party Pinata!
- Living Into What Is :: And Loving It
- Waldorf Tuesday :: A Little Red
- Playdate ♥ Link Party/ Blog Hop (#28) ~ All Welcom...
- Great Stocking Stuffers :: New Wooden Toys
- Monsters Hate Rosemary :: Taming Bedtime Fears
- Waldorf Wednesday :: Autumn Sunshine
- In Their Hands :: Nativity Sets for the Wee Ones
- Playsilk Shopper's Guide :: Part Four (Of Colour &...
- Playdate ♥ Link Party/ Blog Hop (#27) ~ All Welcom...
- Off the Needles :: The Hudson Hat
- Waldorf Saturday :: Happy Blues
- Life Lessons From a Horse :: Pushing Through the ...
- Playsilk Shopper's Guide :: Part Three (Size)
- Creative Kids :: Autumn Leaves are Falling
- Thanksgiving Wreath :: Scrap Fabric Buster
- Waldorf Thursday :: Pumpkin Harvest
- Feeling Scrap Happy! or, Sewing My Way Out
- Playsilk Shopper's Guide :: Part Two (Quality)
- Waldorf Monday :: Lovely Purple Dollies
- Playdate ♥ Link Party/ Blog Hop (#26) ~ All Welcom...
- Favourite Places :: Into the Woods Again
- ▼ October (23)
- ► 2010 (170)
- ► 2009 (146)
- ► 2008 (227)
Wednesday, 12 October 2011
Autumn leaves are falling...
Golden, you are,
Golden sovereigns on your trees.
Golden guineas on your floor,
golden coins of leaves that fall
for us to scuffle through
as they fall
into an Octobr carpet
~Elsa Beskow, Around the Year
...and what a gorgeous autumn it is!
I have been remiss in my blogging because we have been playing outisde in the glory of this season.
We even celebrated Thanksgiving with an outdoor meal and bonfire this year!
As part of our preparation for Thanksgiving, Rowan and a friend (age 6) created some fall leaves of their own to decorate. These leaves worked well scattered on our festive table, but could also be used to form an autumn garland.
Suitable for any age (with help).
Adult required for glue gun (and cutting depending on children's ages)
• hot glue gun + glue
• coffee filters~ we used brown paper cones as we try to avoid bleached paper, and the cones provided twice the leaves per filter than standard circular filters. White, thinner filters would create brighter leaves with a bit more colour blending... experiment!
• water colour paints, or any watered down paint
• palette and brushes
• leaf templates or stencils if desired
• brush rinsing cup and rag
1) Cut Out Leaves
While the moms cut out leaves (free hand~ but you could print a leaf picture and trace it!), we sent the girls off to find autumn leaves for inspiration.
2) Create the Veins in the Leaves
Using a hot glue gun, draw on the veins of the leaves. Set aside to cool/ dry.
3) Prepare the Paints
Mix up your desired colours~ we went with yellows, orange, red, brown and magenta.
You will want to have a lot of water mixed with your pigment to help the colours spread across the filters.
4) Paint the Leaves
Pass out the paintbrushes and paint the leaves.
Experiment with blending colours.
Use real leaves for inspiration!
Make some muti-coloured....
and some solid...
Set aside finished leaves to dry.
Have fun making your own fall leaves, and be sure to link us up to your finished project!
We would love to see it! ♥♥
- Buy Handmade
- Child's Eye View
- Crafts for Kids
- creative childhood
- Creative Process
- Custom Work
- Etsy finds
- Etsy News
- Etsy News;
- fairy garden
- Gentle Parenting
- Guest Blogger
- low water immersion
- Motherhood and Tales from BTRT
- Natural Parenting Carnival
- Natural Toys and Playsilks
- Pregnancy Sculptures
- Princess Proofing
- product information
- product reviews
- reviews and features
- silk; Creative Process
- Technical Stuff
- The Nativity Project
- upcycled projects
- Waldorf Friday
- Waldorf Monday
- Waldorf Saturday
- Waldorf Sunday
- Waldorf Thursday
- Waldorf Tuesday
- Waldorf Wednesday
- women's clothing