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?