Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Autumn Inspired Art Prompts

With the new season, has come a new perspective.  My baby is now three years old. Preschool age.  He is growing and changing more rapidly in just a few short days, than he did in months prior to this stage in his life - or so it seems. His passions are evolving, growing, and he thirsts for knowledge.  For creating with his hands. Whether it be constructing with blocks, learning the science of the world around him, or dabbling in a bit of art, he is fully engaged during his process.  

I've been starting to give more thought about how I hope to create a home for the unschooling family that resides in these walls.  Yes, he is still young and I "officially" have time to ponder what schooling will look like for us, but in reality, unschooling happens all of the time - at every age.  For now, we are taking baby steps as we dip our toes into this season of self-discovery, for all of us, really.  Since my son and I both share a passion to create, I decided to share with you a few simple art prompts that I had waiting for him during the autumn season!  Most of the prompts we did together, but a couple he could do almost entirely on his own.

 Decorate Your Own Pumpkin
pumpkin ~ paintbrushes, Mod Podge ~ autumn leaves

 Create Your Own Autumn Tree
foam stickers ~ a hand drawn tree ~ paper

Prepare Your Own Fall Scented Paints
bowls ~ spoons ~autumn spices ~ construction paper ~ food coloring ~
paint recipe (including cornstarch, sugar, and water)

Design Your Own Fall Greeting Cards
stickers ~ blank cards ~ stamps ~ ink pads ~ markers

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  1. What creative ideas!! I love the mod podge leaves with the pumpkin! Such a great idea! Glad I stopped by! Your wee one seems awfully similar to my 3 year old Sammy :) Sarah @

    1. Thanks so much, Sarah! Glad you stopped by!

  2. What a great assortment of invitations for creating! These seem just perfect for little growing hands and minds. Very inspirational! Thank you so much for linking up to this week's Discover & Explore!


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