Autumn, Color Play, Paint Play, Printmaking Play

Printmaking and Painting with Loose Parts from Nature

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 your little artist (we used an autumn palette) on sponges in bowls with a bit of waterTray or bowl… Continue reading Printmaking and Painting with Loose Parts from Nature

Autumn, Pure Process Play

Autumn Leaf Nature Confetti

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 will use later. It is such a magical process! These have been added to our outdoor adventure bag along… Continue reading Autumn Leaf Nature Confetti

Autumn, Contact Paper Play

Autumn Leaves Contact Paper Play

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 and season! Materials Interesting loose parts that are flat enough to stick to contact paper (freshly fallen leaves work… Continue reading Autumn Leaves Contact Paper Play

Autumn, Nature Play, Paint Play

Painting with Blackberries

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 the Pacific Northwest of the US, so we brought some watercolor paper and brushes with us on our morning… Continue reading Painting with Blackberries

Autumn, Collage Play

Autumn Sun Catcher

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 our dwindling autumn light. Materials Autumn colored pre-cut tissue paperGlue (we used a sponge in a bowl with watered… Continue reading Autumn Sun Catcher