Hands-On Activity for Autumn Leaves by Ken Robbins

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The leaves are starting to turn colors here in Indiana. My children and I have enjoyed taking walks and collecting leaves, sticks, and acorns. Recently we read Autumn Leaves by Ken Robbins and then did a fun hands-on art project.

Autumn Leaves is a great fall book that describes the process of how the leaves magically change colors in the fall. There are also photos of a variety of tree leaves in their various stages of autumn splendor. We enjoyed the book, as it was a quick read before our walk.

For this art project, you will need empty paper towel or toilet paper rolls, seasonal foam stickers, paper, and paint. You can also use paintbrushes and something to cover your work surface.

I found these foam stickers at Michaels:

Hands-On Activity for Autumn Leaves by Ken Robbins

We used only the leaves and saved the rest for future projects. A 40% off coupon or sale makes these a great deal.

We took the stickers and covered our tubes with them. This is mine, the kids used more stickers.

Hands-On Activity for Autumn Leaves by Ken Robbins

Then we tried using a paint brush to put the paint on the stickers, but that was taking too long (paint was drying). So we put some puddles of paint on our box, spread it out kind of thin and rolled our tubes in it.

Hands-On Activity for Autumn Leaves by Ken Robbins

Then we rolled the tubes across our paper to make prints.

Hands-On Activity for Autumn Leaves by Ken Robbins

We layered colors and had a rather messy, totally fun time. That gave us unique art prints like this:

Hands-On Activity for Autumn Leaves by Ken Robbins

Hands-On Activity for Autumn Leaves by Ken Robbins

You can find Autumn Leaves at your library in the juvenile non-fiction section at j581.48 qR634 1998.

About Vicki Arnold

Vicki Arnold is a happily married, homeschooling mama of four great kids. She's a big fan of books, reading, and libraries. It was this life-long passion that led to the creation of The Library Adventure. She also blogs at Simply Vicki about books, homeschooling, gardening, and hopes to encourage other Christian women in their walk with Christ. You can learn more about Vicki on her about page.

Comments

  1. I love those foam stickers! Great art activity! I think a trip to Michael’s is in order for me. :)

  2. So fun! Thank you!

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