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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BUILDING A BUG HOTEL

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We decided that we wanted to make a creepy crawly bug hotel in the garden..

Here’s how we did it..

We started by making a sign for our door..

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We found a spot in the garden underneath a garden bench, we decorated some pebbles for our hotel..

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We found some cut logs and stacked them up..

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We put grass, dead leaves, toilet roll tubes and old pots in amongst the logs for our hotel rooms..

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We then searched for our bug guests..

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With all creepy crawlies moved in we were just left to check it each day for bug activity…

LEAF COLLECTING, ART & PLAY

With the colours of autumn in beautiful force Noah, 18mnths & I pulled on our wellies and headed out for a leaf collecting jaunt..

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We spotted & collected loads…

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We kicked through the leaves & even ended up taking off our shoes..

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When we returned home our first mission was to make a sensory bottle with some of our autumnal loot, we filled a plastic bottle with leaves & petals & sealed the lid with some glue…

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We then made some animal collages with our leaves..

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Our favourite was the moose 🙂

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and our reindeer..

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and we couldn’t resist a hedgehog…

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Autumn is such a great time to head out & collect stuff and a real treat for the imagination..

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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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