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Hand and finger print trees

This was another idea I saw on Pinterest.

Bean’s:
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Sprout’s:
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We used tempera paint to do the handprint trunk of the tree, green watercolor paint for the grass and stamp pads for the finger print leaves.

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Glue leaf watercolor paintings

This idea I saw from another friend’s pin on Pinterest. It totally went well with the whole fall and leaves theme we were doing. Basically you draw in glue, let it dry and watercolor over it.

Bean’s:
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Sprout’s:
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Sprout’s originally had a lot more colors and definition between colors, but in the end he got a little crazy and knocked the brush rinse water cup all over his. Big mess. Just par for the course around here today.

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Fall wreaths made from nature walk scavenging

This afternoon when the kids got up from their naps we made some fall wreaths with stuff they found on their nature walk. I love how each one is unique and Sprout’s has sticks because he is obsessed with sticks.

Sprout’s:
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Bean’s:
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I got this idea from one of the many home preschool sites that I’ve been scouring lately for ideas. They suggested using a paper plate and cutting out the center, but I didn’t have any paper plates. So I traced some of my dishes (a salad plate and a smaller bowl) onto card stock and cut it out to make the wreath base. I put a bunch of glue on the wreath base and then let the kids pick what items from their bags they wanted to put on there and where. I added more glue on top of leaves as needed for additional layers. Then I glued the bows on at the end.

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Fall morning nature walk

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Eye Candy Friday: Mild weather and editing

A couple weeks ago I took some photos in our backyard to show off some of the benefits of having a mild fall/winter. Then I decided to try out some of the edits in Picasa. So here goes:

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