I think everyone knows how much I love to paint on newspaper. I am not alone in this. Luckily Minna loves it as much as I do because we made a bunch of newspaper leaves to hang!
We drew a variety of basic leaf shapes and pulled out the paint. Why were maple leaves so hard for me to draw? They just didn't look right. I was even looking at leaf pictures for reference. Oh well, nature does it best anyhow.
Then we picked out a Fall-ish pallet, and painted away. Just layering colors. Or dabbing colors and swirling colors. Very relaxing actually. I needed to relax after the maple leaf frustration.
We have had some debate on whether or not we actually made leaves, or hearts or "weird things", as one of the boys insists. I can see the "heart" argument. There really are heart shaped leaves in the world, so I will take it. "Weird things"? Sure, why not? I will take those too.
We used floss and small label stickers to tape 'em up all over and I like it. That was Minna's idea. I am so proud of my easy-going crafter.
A windy storm blew off the last of our real leaves outside last night. Now I am really thankful for our "weird things". :)
Hello and goodbye Fall.
We are holding onto you just a little bit longer in doors.
Have a great day!