After gathering some leaves in the park, we just had to make crayon rubbings with them to explore the patterns.
This year, we experimented with baking parchment (Backpapier) as the foundation. We put the leaves underneath the paper with the vein side up and used Stockmar block beeswax crayons to make the rubbings.
The crayon appears pastel-like on the parchment paper.
Our refridgerator is now nicely decorated!
We have also been crocheting! After my daughter learned to finger crochet recently, it inspired me to pull out my crochet hooks. I found a great on-line pattern for acorns at Squirrel Picnic and made these guys below. (You may remember my acorn obsession!)
Both kids also wanted to learn to crochet, so I have been teaching them as well. So far, they get really tired after about 10 minutes, so we'll see if they continue with it.: ) But at any rate, it is great for their fine motor skills and developing the ability to learn something new and follow instructions.
I also made this acorn necklace below using the same pattern but with embroidery skein.
What kind of autumn activities have you been up to?