Autumn, Collage Play, Nature Play, Paper Art, Sculpture Play

Autumn Lanterns

These lanterns are fun and easy to make for children as young as two, and results in a beautiful keepsake your family can use and admire for years to come. The materials are low cost and readily available—you may even have everything you need in your home already! Autumn lanterns glowing warmly on our wood… Continue reading Autumn Lanterns

Art with Toddlers, Autumn, Nature Play, Paint Play

Wet on Wet Watercolor and Leaf Rubbing

If you find this content useful, please consider helping keep this site ad free by making a contribution. This process based project for 2+ year olds is the perfect layered, multi day artwork for slow, cozy autumn days. It is a combination of traditional wet on wet watercolor painting and leaf rubbing. Through this engaging… Continue reading Wet on Wet Watercolor and Leaf Rubbing

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, 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