Rabbit and I have been planning to do some leaf printing all through the Autumn, but somehow we have never got round to it. So yesterday morning, when we had some time together while all the boys were out, we decided it wasn’t too late for one more Autumn craft session, before moving on to Christmas crafts.
Rabbit really enjoyed organising everything exactly the way she wanted, and having all my attention, though she didn’t really need my help.
She loved experimenting with the colours, mixing red and yellow to make orange, and adding glitter glue to brown paint to make it sparkly.
When she had finished printing with the leaves, Rabbit painted a picture of a shark in the sea, and then we went to collect Tiddler from Pre-school. After lunch, we carried on painting, and both the children had fun mixing all the colours together and getting their hands messy. We had a lovely time, and I think the activity could have easily carried on all day, but we had to tidy up because it was time to go and visit Father Christmas at the Garden Centre.
After painting in the garden most days in the summer, we haven’t had the paints out much this Autumn. I’m glad we finally got round to it, and the children had such a good time, so I’m going to make sure we don’t leave it so long again. Winter paintings next week!