Thursday, September 29, 2011

Fall Fun!

Fall is in the air here in Canada!  
Here are the Autumn projects Butterfly has been working on!

Check out this pastel picture that Butterfly worked on in her Art Book!

I printed out these leaf cut outs on card paper and cut them out, then we used some painter's tape and Butterfly arranged them on her page.

We picked out Fall coloured pastels,

and coloured out around the edges of the leaves.

Then with a finger, Buttefly smudged the pastel colours out!

Which looks like this...

Then remove the leaf!

Getting a picture like this!

We didn't want to waste the leaf cut-outs that now have pastel colours on them, so we turned to a new page in Butterfly's Art Book and she drew her own tree in brown marker,

and glued her leaf cut-outs on it!

Another art project we did, was a tissue leaf tree.  I cut out a brown tree for Butterfly, she glued it down on top of another paper.  I brought out square-cut tissue papers in Fall leaf colours.

Butterfly scrunched the tissue squares to make leaves and glued them down on her tree.

Which makes a beautiful Autumn tree!  
All those Fall leaves look like they're dancing in the wind!

Another art project, we squirted Fall coloured paints in a tray, and Butterfly drew a forest of trees on a glossy finger paint sheet of paper.

She then dipped her finger tips in the paint and printed finger tip leaves on top of the tree branches and on the forest floor.

Leaves falling down...

Another Autumn Beauty!

I found these great Fall mazes and fun activity sheets from Busy Bee Kids Printables.

Books are always important in whatever theme we are learning, here are the Fall books Butterfly and I have been enjoying together:

Happy Fall! :)


  1. Absolutely beautiful. I love that your daughter did so many versions of the fall forest and that she reused the cut out coloured leaves.

  2. Fall is fun!!! AND I just noticed you are in Canada! So are we!! Just moved to Calgary from China 2 months ago!! Woo Hoo!

    We are loving the cool weather here! Beautiful!!


  3. I LOVE all your Fall Crafts, especially the leaf pastel picture. How fun! We've never used pastels before, but I know my kids would love them.

  4. What wonderful art projects to go along with those books. I will have to try the pastels with Emily and Juliette I think that they would enjoy that!!

    Thank you for linking up to stART!

    ~Michelle @ A Mommy's Adventures

  5. These are great Ideas!!! I especially love the firstb one with the leaf cut outs. We collected leaves for painting and printing with today, but now I want to try this too.

  6. I was wondering what craft we should do today, and these look super cute & easy.

    Sleeved mum @ Hipchictot

  7. learningtimeandmoreOctober 9, 2011 at 12:11 AM

    I love these ideas. It is on my list to do this month. they are beautiful

  8. Love it! I can't wait to do this activity this week!

    Thanks for sharing!

  9. I tried clicking on the link for the fall leaf cutouts and it no longer exists.

    1. You're right, the link is not working anymore. Just Google image search "leaf outline" and you'll get lots to chose from to print out! :)

  10. What beautiful art activities. I love them all! Thanks for sharing this post at the Discover & Explore linky.

  11. Thanks so much for linking up to last week's Discover & Explore linky! I'll be featuring this post this Friday!

  12. Awesome and creative and so unique !

  13. I loved the leaf outlines with the chalk! We didn't have chalks like that, so we used water colors instead and it went great. Thanks for the idea! :-)

  14. Can you use any other type of crayon for this or do oil pastels work better.

  15. These are great Ideas!!! I especially love the firstb one with the leaf cut outs. We collected leaves for painting and printing with today, but now I want to try this too.


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