As winter approaches and the leaves fall to the ground and surround us everywhere, my son and I are inspired to gather a new material to create art.
First, we head outside to gather the leaves. My son runs back into the house and immediately gets started on his creations without any guidance from me. Soon, his leafy butterflies were flying within the living room, flowers were blooming on my dining room table, and trucks were zooming across the kitchen floor. Once his pictures were done, we spent time playing with the crispy, wintry leaves, enjoying the crunching and crackling sounds. Though we found tidbits of leaves on the living room floor weeks later, our autumn-inspired collection encourage us to explore new art supplies year-round.