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Activity & Craft: Autumn Nature Collage

November 14, 2018

Around mid-October, we ventured into the woods with two missions to accomplish. One: to find The Gruffalo and all his woodland friends. Two: to collect as many colourful fallen autumn leaves and pinecones as we could.

I’m pleased to say, we achieved everything we set out to.

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We collected all of our leaves in the basket of our Jane Epic travel system; it’s seriously the best buggy/pushchair for uneven terrain and I really recommend it if you’re an outdoorsy kind of family. Luckily for Luke, the carry basket on the Jane Epic is also rather spacious – perfect for filling with lots of twigs, leaves and fircones that we could do some autumn crafts with later.

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When we got home, out came the PVA and some cardboard. One of the benefits of being a blogger is getting blogger mail, which means there’s usually several cardboard boxes laying around. Most of them go to the tip, but my son has an obsession with squirrelling away boxes for craft projects so there’s normally a hoard behind his bedroom door!

The premise is simple: go outside, explore, adventure, collect autumn treasures and be creative.

Once you’ve collected your autumn treasures, lay out a messy mat, a nice big piece of card or cardboard and get ready to make a stunning autumn collage.

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Luke did this beautiful autumn craft with his step daddy and they talked loads about the different shapes and colours of the leaves they’d collected together. They also discussed different types of trees and the types of cones they were finding on the forest floor.

It’s nice to watch my boys bond over something creative and crafty for once, as usually they’re shooting each other with Nerf Guns or play fighting! Luke is so into his art and being creative and I think it’s wonderful that Mikey accepts and encourages this. If your child has a passion, they should definitely be allowed and encouraged to pursue it without adults manipulating them towards something else.

Autumn Nature Collage at https://lukeosaurusandme.co.uk

Autumn crafts are great for children because it encourages them to get outside and collect fallen leaves and materials and then enables them to use their imaginations. All the while, they’re learning about the world, about trees, wildlife, the UK countryside and exercise.

So this autumn, why don’t you head outside and see what autumn treasures you can find! It’s a great morning or afternoon activity and a fabulous way of getting the kids outside and enjoying nature.

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23 Comments

  • Treasure Every Moment

    November 14, 2018 at 8:55 am

    This is such a nice idea and a good way to discuss nature during the season of autumn with children πŸ™‚
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    1. Lukeosaurus And Me

      November 14, 2018 at 9:12 am

      It was fun and a great way to talk about our British wildlife and nature! πŸ™‚

  • Sarah

    November 14, 2018 at 10:04 am

    What a fun activity, we love making collages too but particularly during this time of year! Autumn is such a beautiful time, and collages are a great way to embrace nature and discuss it with your little ones! xx

  • Jessica

    November 14, 2018 at 10:31 am

    This is one of our favorite autumn activity, Rachael! πŸ™‚ And we are still collecting pine cones, too! πŸ™‚
    Thanks for sharing this fun activity.
    Cheers,
    Jessica
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  • Charli

    November 14, 2018 at 2:54 pm

    This is a really great idea for being outdoors, enjoying the autumnal weather, and getting a little creative.
    C x

  • Talya

    November 14, 2018 at 4:20 pm

    It’s so nice to see something that makes the most out of Autumn! An Autumn nature collage is a lovely idea to keep littles busy.

  • Rebecca Jones

    November 14, 2018 at 5:25 pm

    A walk in the autumn sunshine is just the best thing – it sounds like your son had a great time out in the woods collecting the leaves and making a collage – such a great way to learn all the names of the leaves.
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  • Sonia Cave

    November 14, 2018 at 6:38 pm

    My trio squirrel away boxes too and it drives me potty! They have so many cluttering everywhere up, and resist being persuaded to cut down to one or two!! We love collecting things out in nature and bringing them home for a collage πŸ™‚

  • Hannah Wood

    November 14, 2018 at 7:12 pm

    Love going on adventures with the kids outdoors at this time of year and finding items and making crafts with them.

  • eva Katona

    November 14, 2018 at 9:32 pm

    This is so lovely and creative! Definitely good for the little ones to play with a different but natural texture and express themselves.

  • Rebecca Smith

    November 14, 2018 at 9:37 pm

    I love this, it looks like such a fun activity! I definitely will be giving this a go
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  • Francesca Jacklin

    November 15, 2018 at 7:40 am

    It’s so lovely to go out for walks at this time of year and collect bits and pieces on the way. And, then it’s fun to see what you can make with them when you get home.

  • Pati Robins

    November 15, 2018 at 10:02 am

    oh my that looks so lovely , and brough back so many lovely memories when i made them with my daughter – its a lovely activity to do on a rainy day

  • Lisa

    November 15, 2018 at 11:24 am

    Autumn is the best time for making pictures and creating things with nature x

  • rhian westbury

    November 15, 2018 at 11:36 am

    I remember doing stuff like this when I was a kid and it looks so nice x

  • Michelle Murray

    November 15, 2018 at 9:13 pm

    I love going on woodland walks with the boys and collecting lots of bits and bobs. Great idea

  • Afshan Nasim

    November 15, 2018 at 10:55 pm

    Autumn is the best time to get in the great outdoors. So many vivid and vibrant colours. I am sure loving the collage, must have been fun to fo.
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  • Amy – All about a Mummy

    November 16, 2018 at 10:59 am

    We love crafting with Autum leaves. One year we stuck leaves around a mason jar and it looked so amazing at night with a candle in.
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  • Dena Jayne

    November 16, 2018 at 8:19 pm

    Autumn is by far my favourite time of the year. I love getting crafty at this time of year too!!

  • Jen

    November 17, 2018 at 10:33 am

    I love this. I love all the colours and textures of Autumn. It’s ideal for crafts!

  • Becky Wilkinson

    November 17, 2018 at 11:47 am

    Well done Luke, I love your finished product

  • Kara Guppy

    November 17, 2018 at 3:47 pm

    My kids love nature crafting and it is a great way of getting them out in the fresh air too

  • Hollie Burgess

    November 23, 2018 at 1:52 pm

    Such a good idea, think I’m going to do this with my toddler. x

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