After our nature walk yesterday, we used our findings for art. My daughter actually wanted to paint WITH the mushrooms she found. So, I let her choose a color, and she dipped the mushroom in and painted with it like a paintbrush. She really enjoyed the textures and the sizes of the different mushrooms. This was more of an exploratory experience than a beautiful finished project. She also explored with leaves, but didn’t like it as much.
You could also have your children dip the leaf in the paint, press it down, and lift (like a stamp).
For more fun fall, visit these posts from the past:
Fall Collage–another way to use findings from a nature walk.
Learning with Leaves–some ideas for learning with fall items.
Fall Bingo–a twist on a nature walk, where you children actually look for signs of fall
Karo Syrup Leaves–our favorite way of painting!
Pinecone Bird Feeder–be sure to read the comments for some hints from readers!