I know everyone says it, but this year, I am ready for fall.
All 3 of my daughters have several new boots, I’m well-stocked with sweaters, pumpkin scented candles, and even have a DIY fireplace makeover underway ready for the cooler months ahead. So as you can imagine, we were ecstatic to wake up and see the leaves really changing to red, orange, and brown in our backyard. My six year old found some incredible bright red ones and brought them in. They were so vibrant they almost looked fake. We pressed them in contact paper and framed them as seasonal leaf art but then decided to get a little more creative….
I printed out some fashion figures on card-stock and we began experimenting with different proportions and silhouettes with the leaves to create leaf art. (I printed these figures for free.) I was so impressed at how creative these kids were with their designs. My eight year old made a detailed dress complete with a belt and buckle.
My six year old used more leaves to “make princess dresses” and seemed to love using my Prismacolor Colored Pencils (these ones are ON SALE!) to shade in the areas that showed. I love how they each already have their own personal style.
Once we were happy with the shapes we had created, we used a basic glue stick to secure the leaves in place and frame them. Honestly, I’m not 100% sure how the leaves will hold up in time but I’ll be sure to keep you updated. For now, the kids are proud of their new artwork and I’m proud of their creativity.
If you decide to do this project, let me know how it turned out! I’d love to hear in the comments below.
Now I’m off to enjoy another spiced pumpkin latte. Happy Fall!