One afternoon, after the books were put away, we spent time completing a few fall fun activities.
A few days before, we had picked up pumpkins, and this day we pulled out the paints, glitter, and assorted craft supplies to create...
and attempt a Georgia O'Keeffe inspired flower.
Then, while our pumpkins dried, we pulled on sneakers and piled into the van to travel to a nearby park for a creek walk.
We were there to walk rocks and collect fallen leaves for another autumn art project. However, while we were there, we couldn't help notice a few interesting textures.
Most of the leaves were just starting to change color, but we found a few we could gather.
Taking home these leaves, we laid them on the patio, placed a clean white sheet of paper over them, and pounded away with a hammer. The pigments from the leaves were supposed to transfer to the paper. Unlike the magazine article I had cut out and kept, it wasn't completely successful for us. In fact, this was our best transfer.
Honestly, I was disappointed, but the children enjoyed the process and liked that it at least worked slightly.
A dinner of pumpkin pancakes, maple syrup, baked apples, bacon, and apple cider, and a camp fire rounded out our autumn fun for the day.
Today, I am sharing a few more ideas for incorporating pumpkin painting into your homeschool studies.