Saturday, October 10, 2009

Chicka Chicka Boom Boom Tree With Fall Leaves

My first grader came home with a homework assignment to
create a picture with fall leaves.
Inspired by the book Leaf Man by Lois Ehlert.

We took a stroll around the neighborhood to collect
our collage materials (assorted leaves, bark, twigs)

First, she made a Bird/ Leaf Man:

I made an underwater fish scene
(Hey, mom wanted to play too!).

Then, she decided to make a tree.
(logical idea when you're working with leaves and bark!)

She started by tearing green paper for a ground line,
glued it onto a blue sheet of paper,
and added a piece of real bark as a trunk.
A variety of leaves filled the top,
but it needed something more....

Then the Chicka Chicka Boom Boom tree
on our fridge inspired her to grab mom's stash of sharpies
and make this:

What kind of art can your kids make with some
natural materials?

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