Autumn, Christmas, Crafts, Crafts for Grown Ups, Nature Play

Dried Orange Slices for Holiday Crafting

If you find this content useful, please consider helping me keep the site ad free by making a contribution. Dried orange slices are so pretty, fragrant, eco-friendly and fun to make around the holidays. You can use them to adorn gifts, as part of bouquets to give as host gifts and garlands to decorate your… Continue reading Dried Orange Slices for Holiday Crafting

Autumn, Nature Play, Play Dough

Autumn Play Dough Four Ways

If you find this content useful, please consider helping me keep the site ad free by making a contribution. Ahhh, FALL! The time of year when we can all cozy up as the weather gets cooler, feel the crunch of colorful leaves under our feet, and put pumpkin spice in everything—including play dough! In reality,… Continue reading Autumn Play Dough Four Ways

Autumn, Color Play, Paint Play, Printmaking Play

Printmaking and Painting with Loose Parts from Nature

If you find this content useful, please consider helping me keep the site ad free by making a contribution. This process based art play is a great way for your 2-6 year old to explore texture. Loose parts from nature offer endless opportunities to experiment and create. Materials Several colors within a theme chosen with… Continue reading Printmaking and Painting with Loose Parts from Nature

Autumn, Sensory Play

Fall Colored Sensory Rice

If you find this content useful, please consider helping me keep the site ad free by making a contribution. Colored rice makes for mesmerizing multi age play for 1-6 year olds. This table is dressed up with some fall colored play silks to make it a bit more festive. You don’t need this IKEA FLISAT… Continue reading Fall Colored Sensory Rice

Autumn, Pure Process Play

Autumn Leaf Nature Confetti

If you find this content useful, please consider helping me keep the site ad free by making a contribution. This is an amazingly fun way to engage your 3+ year old in autumn nature play! Mr. Four loves the satisfying act of hole-punching shapes with these kid friendly hole punchers, and collecting confetti that we… Continue reading Autumn Leaf Nature Confetti

Autumn, Contact Paper Play

Autumn Leaves Contact Paper Play

If you find this content useful, please consider helping me keep the site ad free by making a contribution. This is a fun, easy way to engage your 1+ year old with art play (babies less than 1 may enjoy this play, also). Loose parts can be modified to make this fun for every age… Continue reading Autumn Leaves Contact Paper Play

Autumn, Nature Play, Paint Play

Painting with Blackberries

If you find this content useful, please consider helping me keep the site ad free by making a contribution. I don’t think autumn process art gets any better than this! This is suitable play for any age. It is taste safe for babies and sensory satisfying for all, adults included. Blackberries are in season in… Continue reading Painting with Blackberries

Autumn, Collage Play

Autumn Sun Catcher

If you find this content useful, please consider helping me keep the site ad free by making a contribution. This is a fun way for your 2.5+ year old to practice gluing skills and design play, with a nice suncatcher as a result. This would be a lovely craft for Martinmas, to celebrate and embrace… Continue reading Autumn Sun Catcher

Autumn, Sensory Play

Autumn Harvest Sensory Play

If you find this content useful, please consider helping me keep the site ad free by making a contribution. Sensory play like this is great for 2-6 year olds. The under 2 set will surely enjoy a set up like this as well, but you’ll likely have a bit more clean up to do. Sensory… Continue reading Autumn Harvest Sensory Play