Autumn Falling Leaves: Arts And Crafts
The leaves change colour in the autumn and go from lush green to yellows, oranges and browns.
As the summer ends and the days get shorter, the reduced amount of light triggers the trees to get ready for the winter and store their food.
Chlorophyll is a chemical which gives plants their green colour and as a result of the trees resting for the winter months, the green chlorophyll disappears from the leaves and therefore the bright green fades away.
Many leaves fall off the branches during freezing temperatures and rather than them going to waste, why not pop along to your local park with your children and collect a vast array of colours to create some natural art?
It can be hard to amuse the kids during the winter as the weather is so cold outside, so have fun indoors by picking up yellow, brown and orange leaves and taking them home to do arts and crafts.
Turn dead leaves into a colourful painting, drawing or sculpture and let the creativity flow! Just wear on of Ulster Weavers aprons to protect everyone’s clothing from being ruined.
There are lots of ideas to make including leaf stencils and mobiles, to collages and photo frames. Get imaginative and create autumn leaf name tags for the family meal- the possibilities are endless!
So pop on one of our PVC childrens aprons and have fun making arts and crafts inside this winter with the little ones; you don’t need to spend lots of money to have really expensive toys to entertain the youngsters this Christmas holiday. .
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