Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Harvest Art

It all started with the pumpkin. My kids came home with the preschool assignment to decorate this pumpkin outline with whatever art medium they had on hand.

Believe me when I tell you that I could offer a whole litany of reasons I do not like living in the middle of nowhere, surrounded by corn and soybean fields. And that's why our house is on the market. But it doesn't do any good to dwell on those. Far more fun, and productive, is to discover the joys that only a rural corn field can bring. And so, as my son happily gathered bits of corn husk that blew throughout our yard after the harvesting of the field across the street, it seemed like we had found our medium.

After the pumpkin had been decorated, we moved on to big sheets of scrapbooking paper:

It was very messy, no doubt...

But the end result was rather pretty:

And even better were the expressions on the artists' faces:

Harvest art was a success in our home! The various materials present great learning opportunities (e.g. my son was utterly fascinated that those yellow flowers came off a broccoli plant) and lots of sensory stimulation. Half the fun was going on a search for things to use.

Living in the middle of nowhere might not work for me... but harvest art does!

For more great ideas from some clever folks, check out Works for Me Wednesday, hosted at Rocks in My Dryer.


Ryann said...

Sounds like a lot of fun. I'm glad your kiddos enjoyed it. Can't wait for Addy to be big enough for crafty projects. I've got a few scrapbook projects I want to do before Christmas and it would be great to have her join in the fun.

Frugal Finds said...

Looks like lots of fun!!