Have you read Lois Ehlert’s book, Leaf Man ? It is filled with pictures created with leaves and served as the inspiration for Andrew’s masterpiece: The Turtle.
We went on a walk around the property and collected leaves, twigs, and dried flowers. When we came inside, Rew used a glue stick to create a picture with the leaves. The leaves will eventually dry out, so I made a photo copy of his first leaf picture to save for the presidential library.
Big boys can create artwork from nature too! My oldest son, went on a nature walk and collected a variety of flowers, leaves, twigs, and even a feather. He glued them to a piece of paper and photocopied it. Then he took colored pencils and “colored” his nature picture. He used touches of marker and even stamped a couple of images on top of the colored pencil. I already have lots of art work to donate to Tigger’s presidential museum, but I still have plans for this picture. I am going to scan it and use the scanned image, as well as images of his other pieces, to create a set of note cards which Tigger can give to his grandmother.
Frugal Gift Idea: Use your art work, your kid’s art work, or photographs to create a set of note cards. My dad made me a set of note cards using pictures from our vacation together. On the back of the note cards (where the trade mark would usually go) he put quotes and Bible verses that matched the images on the cards.
Do you have any fall projects going on at your house? Have you started making Christmas presents? Please share your ideas, projects, and links!