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!