Fall Leaf Art Projects for Kids

Fall is a great time to start new art projects with your children.  With all the colorful leaves and foliage there is plenty of inspiration to be found. These Fall leaf art projects are designed to teach children new ways they can color, shade and create texture with different art mediums.  Templates are provided as an option for younger children, those who become frustrated with drawing or struggle with perfectionism, that way children can focus on learning with the medium and technique instead.

Zentangle Fall Leaf Art Project for Kids

This Fall leaf art project for children combines zentangle with oil pastels and watercolor for a stunning look. Great for children in late elementary or Middle School.

Texture & Patterned Fall Leaf Art

This is a Fall Leaf Art project for children of all ages. Using simple techniques, children can design a leaf with multiple colors and textures for a vibrant outcome.

Printable Fall Leaf Art Cards

This set includes five different leaves each with different shapes, colors and textures for your little artists to explore. These are super simple to print out and lay on the table for some quick art projects this Fall!

Colorful Watercolor Fall Leaves

Hand draw with a ruler, these fall leaves are full of character. Children use simple coloring and shading techniques to fill in their design giving the final product an authentic look.

Parts of a Leaf Science Notebook

Free parts of a leaf science notebook printables. A great set including a chart, labeling worksheet, cut and paste activity, notebooking and coloring page.

Fall Leaf Printables

A great set of free fall leaf preschool printables, games, worksheets, activities and resources.

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Homeschool Art Supplies

Over the years we’ve  had the opportunity to try out MANY different arts and crafts supplies.  Often we’ve been surprised that an off brand has a better quality product then some of the more popular, well known brands.And with other products we’re happy to make the investmentfor a quality product that will last.  Read about our favorite art supplies and where to find the best price.  Find more of our favorite Homeschool Tools and Machines.  Read about our Favorite Homeschool Curriculum Here

Simply Art Watercolor Cakes

I was surprised at the value of this watercolor set. Normally, I stay away from off brand watercolors but this set can't be beat! The colors are bright, and vivid and because these are cakes they last much longer then traditional watercolor packs. We have used this set through many art projects over the years, It took almost 5 years to run out of yellow so we finally bought a second set....but for the price....AMAZING!

Crayola Oil Pastels

Pastels were one of my favorite mediums when I was a kid. I used to love drawing on the paper, then blending the colors with my fingertip....the possibilities were endless for the colors I could create and I felt like a young and undiscovered Picasso. That's why I keep pastels in my classroom for my children to work with....I love the ease of color blending with them and we work on shading with them

Sunworks Construction Paper

Again, another deal you can get online is this heavy weight construction paper from SunWorks. One pack keeps your classroom stocked up for almost the entire year

Pro Art Chalk Pastels

Chalk pastels are fun to have on hand as well. We've recently started to use them with this curriculum and this set really gave us a wide varitey of colors for a good price. Another deal that is better online then in store

Caran d'Ache Watercolor Crayons

This was one of our more expensive craft room purchases, but they have held up quite nicely over the years. Watercolor crayons are a great way for children to experiment, and this set comes with a handy tin for storage. (the tin is one of the reason I believe this set has held up so well)

Melissa and Doug Triangle Crayons

I usually don't purchase much Melisa and Doug unless I can find a coupon or an online deal, but these triangle crayons have been a blessing in our house. My three year old love them, it feels like his own art set he can use and they don't roll away!

Fiskars Gel Pens

If you can't stand glitter in your house, you might take a peek at these glitter pens! We purchased this set for my daughters birthday, and I had a hard time keeping my hands off of them. This is a good deal online and you get over 48 pens!

Dixon #2 Pencils

If there were a World's Greatest Pencil Award, we would give it to Dixon Ticonderoga hands down! After years of dealing with broken tips and erasers that pop off (or worse leave streaks across your paper instead of erasing) I've decided that the investment in Dixon is well worth it

Glitter Shakers

Glitter shakers are much easier for younger children to use, as you don't end up with the dreaded pile of glitter on your table. The lids come off so you can pour back the excess.

Our Favorite Homeschool Tools

Have you ever wondered what a laminator is? Or how about a binding machine. Are you on your seventh pencil sharpener of the year? Come on in and read about our favorite homeschool tools. We'll show you how we use them, why you'd need them and where we found the best price.

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USA State Birds Art Pack

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I’m so excited to share our newest eBook!

This one has been a while in the making and I couldn’t be more happy with how it turned out.


 

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Children can color their way through our Nation’s state birds with these fun and realistic art cards.  Each bird is shown with it’s unique markings for children to copy and color their own.  Each bird features a coloring card, visual fact card for children to fill in, and memory matching cards.  This set include 27 different birds as many states have the same state bird.

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20150222_154225 I recommend using United Tweets of America as a reference book but it is not required.  The book has information on each of the state birds, but is done is a colorful and child friendly format.  There is joking and silliness throughout the entire book.  My daughter was laughing along as she read and constantly brought the funny parts to my attention. Alternatively, you can find many birding websites online for kids to find their facts.

 

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CardWhile there are 50 states, many of them share a state bird so there ends up being 27 different state birds.

Our Art Pack includes pages for each of these 27 birds.

Each page features a fact card with coloring visual, a blank coloring page square, and memory matching cards.

 

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I recommend printing on cardstock and using colored pencils for the art cards. (these woodless pencils are my favorite!)

Once children fill out the fact card and color the bird, each section is cut out to be used on a final project.

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The coloring squares can be mounted to poster board, a classroom wall or even in a classroom quilt. Keeping a visual in the classroom is a great way to reinforce and build on knowledge.

Children love to see their work displayed and you can use the display as review before handing your child their next art card.

If you are using this within a traditional classroom setting, this is a great way for each child to contribute art work to a group project.

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Fact Cards can be treated like flash cards or pasted into notebooking journals.

In a traditional classroom setting these cards also look great on the wall, and provide students the opportunity to read about the other birds.

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Memory Cards are a simple tool that can be used as a fun way to reinforce the key facts.

They can be played individually as a match and label game, or collectively as a game of concentration.

In a traditional classroom setting, you can turn these into out of your seat activities, passing out one card to each child and requiring them to find their match!

(Do this after you have your classroom art boards set up so children have a reference)

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ringspiralbinder_836x1155 (1) USA State Birds Realistic Art Cards       details        sample
Children can color their way through our Nation’s state birds with these fun and realistic art cards.  Each bird is shown with it’s unique markings for children to copy and color their own.  Each bird features a coloring card, visual fact card for children to fill in, and memory matching cards.  This set include 27 different birds as many states have the same state bird.

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ringspiralbinder_836x1155 USA State Activity Notebook              sample
5o State Activity Pages: For each of the fifty states children map the location, capitol, landmarks, abbreviation, nickname, state flower, and state bird.  Children color the state flag as well as the state flower and state bird with ample room to add interesting facts and notes.  This activity pack includes two games to finish out your unit: USA Bingo & Roll Across America

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How to Draw a Mandala

IndiaMandalaPinArt and textile in India often features intricate designs and patterns.  Paisleys, mandalas and other symmetrical designs can be found on walls, fabrics, and even displayed in the temporary staining of skin with henna.  This project teaches children how to draw their own mandala using radial symmetry.

Materials:


Suggested Resources for a Unit Study:

IndiaDesign4   IndiaDesign3   IndiaDesign   IndiaTiger2


Art Project Tutorial:

Step 1

Using a compass trace a few different sized circles in the center of your page.

Step 2

Use a ruler to make a horizontal and vertical line through the origin of the circles. Then make diagonal lines through those. (Like you would slice a pizza)

Step 3

Now that you've set up your page you can begin to draw in your design. Take note that whatever you draw across the lines you want to mirror on the other slice of your pizza.

Step 4

You will begin to see your pattern take shape. You can use the arcs of your circles as design elements.

Step 5

Continue to build shapes using your circles and guide line to keep your pattern symmetrical.

Step 6

You don't have to reflect your shapes over every straight line. Here I'm only adding this design to four of the lines. I will add something different to the other four.

Step 7

Continue to build your mandala. Take your time, this is a project that requires a bit of patience, but the results will be stunning and unique.

Step 8

When you mandala is finished, trace over your work with a black pen. You can copy or scan it at this point to save it on your computer. Mandalas are fun to color in and you can create different images with the same design.

Step 9

Color your mandala with bright colors. You might even use oil pastels or bright markers for a bold statement.

All Done

When you're finished coloring your mandala you'll see that your patience is well rewarded! This is a stunning piece of art that you can hang in your classroom or gift to your friends and family. If you enjoy making these try adding a bit of personality to them such as writing your name or your favorite animal.

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Sumi-e Painting for Kids

SumiePinSumi-e is a form of Japanese painting involving a bamboo brush, ink, and rice paper. Even young children can learn the different techniques and brush strokes of this ancient, and still modern art form.

Materials:

  • Sumi-e Ink
  • Paintbrush
  • Rice Paper
  • Practice Material:
    Watercolor Paint
    Construction Paper

Suggested Resources for a Unit Study:

sumie Sumi-e is the timeless art of Japanese brush painting. Sumi-e works are typically made up of just a few brushstrokes, but the graceful birds, fish, and plant life they depict seem to move on the page. This portable kit contains all the materials youll need to get started, plus an instructional booklet covering the history of sumi-e and step-by-step techniques to master the four basic strokes necessary to complete any painting  Click Here


Art Project Tutorial:

Purchasing Supplies

This portable kit contains all the materials youll need to get started, plus an instructional booklet covering the history of sumi-e and step-by-step techniques to master the four basic strokes necessary to complete any painting. With young children you'll find you run out of paper quickly. I have them practice strokes on chalkboard with just water, or a paper towel, then when they are ready to do their final work we move to the rice paper.

Step 1

Wet your brush and spin the tip to form a point.

Step 2

Prepare your paper. We picked up a roll of You can cut your paper with scissors or draw water lines to separate it. After you draw your water line, you can tear your paper quite easily.

Step 3

Mix your ink! Our kit came with some black and red ink sticks. (You can pick up additional colors here). show the children how to grind it in the water to create the color.

Step 4

Dip your brush into the ink. You just want a little bit of ink here....not a lot. The rice paper is very thin and a lot of ink will make it smudgy looking. Provide a towel for children to dab off the extra.

Ready to Paint!

Now you're ready to paint! Use quick strokes and practice leaving a "pointy" tail at

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Tiger Eyes Oil Pastel

TigerEyesPinThe tiger is India’s national animal. It’s strikenly beautiful with the contrasting markings of black, white and orange. This oil pastel project is just right for your studies on India. Children will be amazed with the work they can do when given small amounts of instruction.The peacock is the National bird of India. It’s certainly one of God’s most beautiful creatures, and even young children can make these wonderful pictures. We provide you with step by step drawing tutorials, as well as instruction on using oil pastels to bring your peacock to color.

 

This tutorial is split into two parts:

  1. Part 1 Drawing
  2. Part 2 Coloring

Materials:

  • Cardstock or Pastel Paper
  • Oil Pastels
  • Pencil and Eraser
  • Black Line Marker
  • (Sharpie is fine)

Suggested Resources for a Unit Study:

IndiaTiger   IndiaTiger2   Junglebook    India


Art Project Tutorial:

Prep: Draw Your Tiger Eyes

If you haven't already, check out this simple tutorial for drawing your tiger eyes first.

Step 1

For this art project we're using our Crayola Oil Pastels. We're using: white, peach, light brown, light orange, light green, medium green, yellow

Step 2

Using your light orange, color in all the areas shown. I always refer to the inspiration photo to see which way the tigers fur is moving, and make sure that I color in that direction. This is important later as we blend colors.

Step 3

Use your light brown and begin adding little marks of color where the eye meets the nose. Use your finger to blend in the direction of the fur.

Step 4

Add in more blended brown in the upper and lower corners.

Step 5

Use peach to color in the eye, leaving a crescent moon shape at the bottom. Use your light orange to draw lines radiating form the pupil. (see next photo)

Step 6

Use your light brown and draw in more lines radiating from the center. Lightly blend with your finger.

Step 7

More lines with black. Gently TAP the black to blend it in.

Step 8

More lines with light green. Tapping to blend.

Step 9

Add a few dabs of yellow. Add a crecent line of yellow at the bottom of your white mood..

Step 10

Use white to go over your crescent moon, then add a white circle just above and right of the pupil.

Step 11

Repeat these steps for the other eye. Notice the white circle is on the upper left of the pupil (like a mirror image)

Step 12

Using your white, begin pulling the orange fur down in the direction that it goes. Refer to your inspiration photo often as a tigers fur changes direction often!

Step 13

You can add small dabs of black, then blend them in with your finger. This will create a depth to your picture.

Step 14

Make sure you're finger blending in the direction of the fur. A little black goes a long way!

Step 15

Use your black to go over your sharpie marker with little fur lines. I did this just so the black areas looked more like fur and had some texture to them.

Step 16

Choosing the color of your frame is half the fun, I love how black looked, and the bottom area is a great spot for tiger facts or even some poetry!

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Pollock Art Project for Kids

PollockPinAction Jackson was most known for his painting styles and techniques. He placed his canvas on the floor and used a varitey of different brushes and tools to drip paint. This is a great activitiy for younger children to explore paint splatteringand drips.
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Materials:

  •  White Paper
  • Paint
  • Water
  • Toothbrush, Straws, Eye Droppers ect.
  • Pollack Art Card

 


Suggest Resources for a Unit Study:

Pollock pollock ArtBrushes     SeuratArt


Art Project Tutorial:

Step 1

Go thorough your house and find tools you can use for your action painting.

Step 2

Combs and Toothbrushes can be dipped in paint and used as brushes.

Step 3

Then pressed with your thumb for splatter painting.

Step 4

Eye droppers (or old medicine droppers) can be used to slurp up runny paint.

Step 5

Make a series of drips across your paper.

Step 6

Straws can be used to blow the paint droplets around.

Step 7

Fill your paper with all sorts of moving paint!

All Done

You now have your very own Action Jackson painting!

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Seurat Art Project for Kids

SeuratPinPointillism is a fun artistic technique for any age level! Children enjoy making these representational pieces of artwork. This is a great craft for children who like to work on details.
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Materials:

  •  White Paper or Printable Template
  • Paint or Stamping Ink Pad
  • Pencil with NEW Eraser
  • Seurat Art Card

 


Suggest Resources for a Unit Study:

Seurat3    Seurat     SeuratArt    Art


Art Project Tutorial:

Step 1

Provide children with blank paper or younger children with black line coloring pages. Print up a few black line coloring pages. Look for landscapes, and ordinary objects online.

Step 2

Find some pencils that have brand new erasers. You want a nice flat top for easy stamping. Q-tips work for this technique as well, but I prefer the erasers as they are nice and flat.

Step 3

Tip: Use the lids of your paints, there will be plenty! Dip your erase into the paint, very gently!

Step 4

Hold the pencil vertical and make a dot on your paper! The amount of paint will determine the size of the dot. You can try for uniform dots or use this knowledge to add character to your project.

Step 5

When you want to change colors use a wipee or a wet paper towel to wipe your eraser.

Step 6

Leave spaces between the dots to add in other colors.

Step 7

Try to use a varitey of colors but resist the need to blend them together with your finger.

Step 8

Think about how you will display your artwork.

All Done

Hang up your art and stand way far back! Look for where your colored dots are blending together...do they still look like dots from far away?

Background Idea

Try pasting your project on to a contrasting piece of construction paper

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Mondrian Crafts for Kids

MondrianPinPiet Mondrian was known for white canvas with horizontal and vertical lines, and rectangular shapes filled with primary colors. There are so many ways to explore the art process of line and color, we’ve come up with a couple of different ways you can make Mondrian reminiscent worksof art in your classroomMondrian

Materials:

  •  White Paper, Black Marker, Colored Pens, Construction Paper Shapes, Mondrian Art Card

 


Suggest Resources for a Unit Study:

Mondrian  teachart    GreatArtists   Art


Art Project Tutorial:

Step 1

Use a ruler to make vertical lines on your paper with your black pen

Step 2

Make some horizontal lines on your paper as well.

Step 3

Continue making lines and sectioning off your paper in an uneven grid.

Step 4

Pick up a pack of sticky back foam shapes (Dollar Tree) and let children fill in the grid.

Step 5

Simply use a red, blue, and yellow marker to fill in the different squares.

Step 6

Cut a variety of shapes from Red, Yellow, and Blue paper. Glue the to the paper in a grid. Then draw your black lines over and around the shapes.

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Andy Warhol Art Project for Kids

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Children who love to use bright colors love to create Warhol inspired artwork. You can use our pre-printed Warhol artist cards, or use this activity to teach children how to transfer and copy images.

Materials:

  •  White Paper
  • Black Marker
  • Colored Pens
  • Subject Photo or Printable Template Below

 


Suggest Resources for a Unit Study:

Warhol3    Warhol4Warhol6 warhol5


Art Project Tutorial:

Printable Art Templates

If you are working with younger children I recommend printing up their page beforehand.

Step 1

Print a photo of your child in BW to highlight the edges. Alternatively you can use carbon paper to copy your subjects onto your art page.

Step 2

Trace the basic outlines and shapes that come through.

Step 3

Go over your drawing with black marker. It doesn't have to be perfect, but try to close each shape.

Step 4

Scan your image to your computer and copy and paste it till you have the amount desired. Or have children copy their drawing onto a paper four different times.

Step 5

Start filling in the drawing with bold, bright and unusual colors. Choose different colors for each copy.

Step 6

Be sure and pick one color per space and get those backgrounds colored in too.

Step 7

Leaving some white makes it interesting as well.

All Done!

Frame your artwork or display side by side for a fun effect!

More Famous Artist Projects for Kids

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Monet Craft for Kids

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Claude Monet is well known for his beautiful water scenes! This is a fun (and messy) finger painting craft that will leave children with beautiful results. The materials used are simple and you’re sure to have them on hand in your art supply closet. I suggest you try this craft beforehand to get a feel for removing the tape.

Materials:

  •  Cardstock Paper
  • Fingerpaint
  • Painters Tape or Masking Tape

 


Suggest Resources for a Unit Study:

Monet2    Monet1Monet4Monet3


Art Project Tutorial:

 

Step 1

For this craft you'll need some masking tape to make your bridge shape. I cut our tape in half to get thinner strips.

Step 2

You want to form the shape of the bridge using your masking tape. You can do this for younger children if needed.

Step 3

Press down to make sure that no paint will come through the tape.

Step 4

Give children an image of Monet's Bridge over a Pond of Water Lilies and a paper plate to blend on.

Step 5

Using fingers, begin to dab the colors onto the paper. Go ahead and dab over the bridge.

Step 6

Encourage children to cover their entire sheet of paper, It will create a more dramatic effect when the tape is removed.

Step 7

Time to let your project dry.

Step 8

When it's dry remove the tape carefully and slowly.

Step 9

Be careful as you pull the tape, you will start to see the shape of the bridge.

Step 10

I didn't wait long enough and the tape began to pull up the paper as well. It's okay, still looks great, but not as crisp.

All Done

Stand back and enjoy your work!

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Homeschool Art Curriculum

Draw3dPinAs a kid I loved Art.

It was my favorite subject.

Besides Recess and P.E. of course.

Art is something I try to include in my homeschool curriculum every year, but it always seems to take the back seat when life gets busy.

(If you follow my blog you may notice that I post TONS of art projects over the Summer when we actually have time for art.  I call it Summer Art School)

Anyway, this year I found an amazing drawing curriculum that is ONLINE and requires NO help from me.

Let me repeat that.

NO HELP FROM MOM.

I provided art journals, #2 pencils, and when asked a drawing stump.

But that was it.

I set up their username and password and let them be for a couple of weeks.  (i.e. Take it over Mark Kistler, this Mama is tired!)

Imagine my surprise when I picked up my daughter’s art journal and found this. (Continue Reading)

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Tiger Eyes Oil Pastel Tutorial

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We are getting tons of use from our Crayola Oil Pastels.
I’ve purchased other pastel kits in the past, but I love the amount of crayon you get with this set. They are so much thicker and have lasted us much longer.

Plus they are nice for little hands.

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Amazon currently has them for $3.88 and free shipping as an add on for Prime
I highly recommend them!
They are wonderful quality, and produce stunning results:

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I know right?!

This is our latest project, Tiger Eyes!

I’ve posted the two part photo tutorial

Drawing your Tiger Eyes
Using Oil Pastel on Tiger Eyes

I’m guessing that this would be perfect for 6th and 7th graders,
or very enthusiastic elementary students.

The tiger is the national animal of India, and would also tie ie with our previous oil pastel tutorial of India’s national bird, the peacock.

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Can you guess what country we’ll be studying this coming year?

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Australian Dot Painting

Lynn and I just wrapped up another Free Preschool Bible lesson
on our sister site PreschoolPost.com

In case you’re wondering how our partnership works;
Lynn is the actual writer of the lessons,
and I am the web-designer/printable maker (what else right?)

It’s really a great arrangement for both of us!


(That’s Lynn….she’s great!)

Actually, one of my other responsibilities is to “shoot” the crafts….
meaning for each month Lynn sends a lesson,
I actually “do” the craft with the kiddos and take photos along the way.

How fun is that?

Well as I was saying, we just wrapped up lesson,
so that means we got to try out a new craft!

So here’s how it all went down:

Don’t you just want to make your own now?

preschool bible lesson

Check out the rest of the lesson for more
Down Under printables & resources!

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Australia Crafts

I’ve been meaning to post these for a while now,
We finished up our Unit on Australia before the start of Summer,
and I’m just now getting around to sharing them.

Learning about Australia was great fun!

We used HOAC Continent Study on Australia

As well as Discovering God’s Animals (from COAH)

And of course we did lots of crafts too:

We made Cave Drawings:
australia crafts for kids

We made boomerangs (That work!)
boomerang craft for kids

We made music with a “Didgeridoo”:
didgeridoo craft for kids

We even painted our faces:
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We had a GREAT time learning about the Land Down Under!
I added these all to our Australia Themed Crafts on the main site!

Feel free to Bookmark, Pin, Staple….or whatever if you see something useful :)

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Starting Nature Journals

Do your children have a nature journal?

Do you?

I’ll admit that I’ve tried them.

But first let me just tell you a little story….

So sit back……grab your coffee,
and enjoy my failure for a moment.

A few years ago when I first decided to homeschool,
I was introduced to the idea of Nature Journals.
There were so many amazing examples online of what
could be included, so many beautiful watercolors paintings
amid pressed flowers and texture rubbings of important things.

It was overwhelming.
But I like a good challenge

I decided that I would create (see the problem here)
lasting memories of a happy, outdoorsy childhood, spent
among wildflowers, babbling creeks, white tail deer that stood
still for hours.

Ha.

So I set out with my then 2 children
I packed up our watercolor pencils, sketchbooks,
apple juice boxes and peanut butter crackers.

I drove for a half hour, to a scenic viewpoint,
one I was sure would inspire my children to create magic.
We hiked for 20 minutes and finally sat down in the Summer
heat to begin our journaling.

So, I’m sure you can imagine,
(or at least infer by the tone of this post)
How it all went down.

And it went Down. Hill. Fast.

Think sticky juice box fingers mixed with expensive sketchbooks
Colored pencils with ever breaking tips. Not a sharpener in sight.
Peanut butter cracker crumbs.
And only ONE green pencil, in a field of green trees and flowers.
682 feet above sea level, Snickering onlookers, and two children coming down
from an Apple Juice high.
(Ooooh I could have just….)

MY DREAMS of inspiring, keepsake worthy nature journals
was shot.

I loaded the children back up in the car.
And drove home.
Defeated.

I haven’t attempted Nature Journals since.

Until Now.

WHY?

Because I had the privilege of hearing This Funny Lady,
speak at a Homeschool Conference last month.

And I was again inspired to try Nature Journaling.

However.

And this is a big However.

HOW – EV – ER
(are you catching my tone here?)

This time I’m going in with little to NO EXPECTATIONS.
This time I understand that I can’t expect a child to draw a bird
while it’s flitting around everywhere.
That it’s OKAY to just sit back and enjoy the creature, and then LATER
*gasp*
look up images and facts about the animal.

So, as you check out the following photos,
DO NOT BE DECIEVED.
There was no magic peaceful moment as we drew them.
It was actually an instructional time for us, sitting around the table
and working hard at where to put little eyes, and beaks, and toes.

But we do spend peaceful mornings together watching these little birds
fly around our yard. We talk about what kind of birds they are, and each time they visit we look for new things to learn about them.

And then later we looked up images and poetry online,
and added them to our nature journals.

And here’s how that all translates:

Didn’t they turn out cute?
Now those are keepsakes!

I was so jealous inspired with how easy things went
that I went out and got myself a sketchbook.

Oh. And colored pencils too.
The good ones.
I just can’t resist an opportunity for new pencils.

And you know what?
I forgot how therapeutic drawing was.

And I love that I can use my journal to document the “real life”
that causes us to add something to our journals in the first place.

I’m feeling pretty good about nature journals,
And this time around
I think we’re off to a great start!

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Warhol & Pollock

I just finished uploading two more of our Famous Artist Crafts!

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Jackson Pollock

This was a well loved activity for my kids,
they loved blowing with the straws!
Me? I wan’t really into passing out
for an art project, but they were in dizzy oblivion.

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Andy Warhol

These were really fun, Sissy enjoyed this a bit more then Bub,
who found it daunting to color in one color for each open space.

andy warhol printables

I included some fun Warhol printables,
you can snag the boy & the girl as well as
some adorable cupcakes or some sneakers!

Older children can design their own!

Eveything is uploaded to our Famous Artist Craft Section!

PSSST…. Here’s a sneak peak at who’s coming next:

Stay Tuned!

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