I've been pinning lots of autumn crafts, so suggested some to Betsy. We started off by making a leaf window decoration from laminated tissue paper. There are a few lovely looking stain glass-type decorations on pinterest like this one, but I don't have any crayons in the house (how is that possible?!). So I asked Betsy to tear up some tissue paper and we arranged it in a laminator pouch.
Betsy drew a leaf shape on an A4 piece of brown card. I used a craft knife to cut around it and cut the centre out to make a frame.
We put double sided tape on one side of the frame, and stuck it on the laminated tissue paper.
I cut around it, and Betsy stuck it on the window. It looks gorgeous!
Next, Betsy made a tree with tissue paper leaves, inspired by this blog post. I drew the tree, we both coloured it in, and she scrunched up the tissue paper and stuck it on.
Another craft I pinned was leaf pictures using oil pastels. Freddie liked the look of them, so we found some leaf templates via google.
Once he'd drawn around them, I rubbed the oil pastels to blur the colour (Freddie didn't want to do it). Then we peeled the leaves off the paper. I love how this looks.
Then we got the paints and leaf sponges out. We have some lovely autumnal paints in copper, orange, gold and brown.