Monday, September 26, 2011

Fall craft day 2011

We had our annual first day of fall craft in the park this last Friday. Happy Fall everyone! This year we did apple prints, leaf prints, and paper plate apple cores. I think all the kids had a great time. Ages ranged from 7-2 years of age, and they were all able to do all the crafts with just a little help.

I cut the apples in half both ways to give the kids some variety. The older ones got some really nice prints, the little ones just liked smearing the paint around the paper with the apple. But it was all about doing something new, right?

 I saw these on pinterest a while back, and new the kids would get a kick out of these. They are just one paper plate, with the leaves cut out of the side. I had the kids color them with markers, and we used glue dots to attach the leaves. Even the littlest ones enjoyed this!
 Our finished apple prints, L is on top, and D is on bottom.
 Our leaf prints, Mine is on top, and L's is on the bottom. This one did not turn out how I had thought, but was still fun. D and I went for a walk and collected a large bag of different kinds of leaves, flowers, and grasses to use. We found so many neat ones, I saved all the ones that did not get paint on them to do leaf rubbings later this week.
The books we read:
Fall Leaf project by Margaret McNamara
A is for Autumn by Robert Maass
Red Leaf, Yellow Leaf by Lois Ehlert

Past fall craft days:
apple tree
fall craft time 2010


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