An Afternoon of Autumn Art and Activities

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.


  1. What great crafty ideas! My girls have been wanting to decorate pumpkins, but I didn't want to carve them. I love the glitter idea!!

  2. Sounds like a beautiful day! Here in Florida, we look at pictures of the changing colors. ;)
    Leah @ Learning 4 Keeps


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