MARY MARY QUITE CONTRARY LEAF ART

IMG_9234-0.JPGWith the end of autumn nearing there are so many beautiful coloured leaves falling..with this in mind I decided to head out with Noah to collect some for some leaf art..

IMG_9247.JPGit didn’t take us long to find some stunningly coloured leaves..

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IMG_9243.JPGwe got loads !

IMG_9244.JPGwe found one that reminded us of the hungry caterpillar..

IMG_9245.JPGwe had so many leaves we had to find something else to carry them..

IMG_9242.JPGwe took our leaves home and laid out an old sheet on the kitchen floor..

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We set about bringing our leaves to life again..

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IMG_9238.JPGWe finished our picture and decided it looked like Mary Mary quite contrary…

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IMG_9235.JPGbut just like Autumn out small slice of Summer soon dispersed…

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CHOCOLATE CONKERS

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We decided we were going to make some yummy chocolate conkers…

We used..
A box of Toffifee
A bar of Milk chocolate
Half a bar of Caramac chocolate
Skewers
String

Here’s how did it.

First we heated the chocolate button on our Toffifee for a few seconds until soft, placed a skewer in the middle and then pushed the two halves together, the softened chocolate acted like glue… We left them for 15 minutes in the fridge to harden back up.

IMG_3627.JPGWe melted the milk chocolate in a bowl placed in hot water..
Then we dipped our Toffifee skewers into the melted chocolate. We left them to harden back up in the fridge..

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IMG_3625.JPGonce set we then melted half a bar of caramac in a bowl over hot water and dipped in our conkers, again we left to set..

IMG_3624.JPGfinally I twiddled the skewer gently to loosen it and carefully removed them from our conkers. This left a hole which i threaded the string through…

AND THEY WERE READY!!!

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LEAF ART

Autumn is mostly in full flow…

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Today we decided to go in search of some beautiful autumn colours and capture the moment with some leaf art.
We waited for a less windy day & set out under a cloudy sky with our umbrellas in tow.

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We collected leaves in the woods and headed to a patch of green to start our designs,…Elis cracked on arranging his pile…

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…..for a quick game of football.

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Before flying his handmade kite high…

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We had great fun and lots of fresh air and even managed to climb a few trees, we wrapped up our leaf art afternoon by riding our bikes home…

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