Sunday, October 27, 2013

Leaf Art

The fall colors were absolutely gorgeous when we came home the other day! 

As part of our Handbook of Nature Outdoor Hour Challenge studies, we gathered up the colors from the ground. 

First, we sorted the leafs by the various shades and colors. Then we started experimenting with what we had. 

Changing how things were organized just a bit made a huge difference!

Soon, a butterfly was in the works, with a few additional items. I've always loved environmental art by Andy Goldsworthy and local artists, like Artist Grow

Upside down, but a butterfly, nonetheless!

A bit more rearranging. 

My oldest son and nephew made this. They said to pretend the red is really black--it's a bee! 

Which later turned into a sun!

Have you played with the leaves recently? What creations have you made? 


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    1. Thanks! I finally finished the words to go with it! I'm teaching some nature art classes to early childhood educators this next month--should be fun! I will have 30 Days of Nature Art on the Blog in November.

  2. Lovely entry...I see above you are doing a Nature Art series! Awesome idea!

  3. I love that butterfly! Wow! I love all your leaf art- I think I'm going to have to try this with my kids, thank you!