Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Fall Family Bucket List: Leaf Art

Recently, our little guy discovered that he loves making crafts. Last week alone, we made a fox Fall leaf, a frog door hanger, a butterfly with noodles, a puppet and tissue paper fish. I wanted to document his excitement because as we all know, he could hate crafts at the drop of a hat. 
So this week, I wanted to kick the week off by checking off something from our Fall Bucket List and what better way than with a Fall leaf art! I had this great idea that I would stencil out the shape of the tree and Connor would provide the leaf part with red, orange, yellow and brown paint. Like I said, it was an idea. That all but flopped. 
The end result was a tree trunk with well... burst of colors here and there. But I'm not one to waste a finished product no matter how unique it is. So I had an idea. Let's add some leafs to the top. So this is what we ended up with. Don't we look proud?


While cleaning up our leaf art mess, Connor decided to paint a little more. You can see the brown paper with his "design" in the photo above. I don't know what it is about his artwork but I can't let any of it go in the trash. I have to save it. I worry that this might be the last leaf artwork ever made by our son. The struggle is real. As is my drama. Along with our framed tree, we now have a beautiful hand-painted leaf by CJ Cox.


Creating a Fall keepsake doesn't take a lot of skill - this is a perfect example - just painting made the time together the best part of our Sunday. 


Don't forget to linkup your Fall activities! Desiree, Elizabeth and I love seeing what you and your families do to make the Fall the happiest season of all!


 

30 comments:

  1. Love this idea! So great you just went with it and look how awesome it turned out! So fun.

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    1. I wasn't going to waste a good finger painting so I had to get creative!

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  2. I love how the tree turned out! Leaves and colors everywhere! Perfect!

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    1. He had a blast painting so I had to find a way of keeping it so framing it was the best option.

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  3. Love the end product. So great that when plan A failed you rolled with it and ended up with an awesome piece of Connor art to display!

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    1. I frame just about everything he makes. It's a bit ridiculous really. I'm running out of space.

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  4. I LOVE IT!!!! Such a fun idea! I also love that Connor likes making crafts and looks SO happy when he shows off his art work! Mason more likes coloring on the table when I try to do anything like this so I may need to cover the table and let him go to town. I love that you framed the finished product too!

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    1. Connor loves painting, coloring and crafty... this week.

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  5. Aw that's such a cute idea! And I think it turned out great!

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    1. It was a mess in the beginning but I rolled with it and love the outcome.

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  7. Well that is so precious!!! :) so crafty, too.

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    1. Nothing a little glue can't fix, that's my crafting motto.

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  8. Crafts are such a fun activity to do together. I love that Conner likes them!! Mason likes it for about 2 minutes and then he’s over it. I adore these pictures!! And I love that you framed it. PS – I added your button to my sidebar. Hope that’s okay!

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    1. Of course that's okay. I'm working on getting some added to mine as well.

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  9. How precious is this?! And you have something to keep forever. I love it! I'm trying to get more crafty with Chickie but she has never really been into it. Maybe this project will get her attention. So cute!!

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    1. We have a lot of easy crafts from Oriental Trading that we do. They are cheap, simple and keep Connor's attention.

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  10. What a fun activity! And yall are too cute. Looks like yall had lots of fun making those.

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    1. I'm really loving this age and being able to connect and spend time focusing on making a craft and talking about what we are doing. It makes for a special afternoon.

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  11. oooh those are so pretty! The only thing cuter is that smiley little face!! I just wanna hug your baby boy! We're starting to do Fall crafts here, too; thanks for the ideas :) We've been collecting leaves to do crafts with while we're out on our walks <33 I can't believe the leaves are starting to turn, already.

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    1. I can't wait for our leaves to turn and fall. I have a couple projects waiting for that day!

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  12. What a fun project! I've got to get going on my list...

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    1. Having a list helps me think outside the box when it comes to fun activities for our family. And so we aren't seating around wondering what we should be doing!

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  13. What a great idea! We are JUST starting to get into arts and crafts (finally!) so our opportunity for fun stuff like this has just expanded exponentially.

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    1. I've noticed we have days that crafts are fun while others he is too busy for them. But I'm enjoying making little things to share with family.

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  14. I love it, it's perfect!! We didn't get done anything from our bucket list last week, but we have a farm visit and a park play date planned for next week!

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    1. What a fun week! Can't wait to see your farm visit.

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  15. I can't wait to do crafts like these! SO pretty!

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    1. You still have some time but you can do little handprint crafts with her now. Try them out!

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