1. AUTUMN IN THE ROOM To bring autumn indoors, collect the most beautiful leaves you can find together with your children, tie a nylon thread to the stem and attach them to the lamps or curtains in the bedroom.
2. THE CANDLE Candles with an autumn flavor to illuminate the room during the bedtime story: they can be made easily and with few materials together with your children. On a glass jar, place some beautiful leaves, real or fake, on the outside and cover them with vinyl glue with the help of a brush, then let it dry and place a candle inside.
3. THE OWL In a simple way, you can transform a pine cone collected in the park into a cute owl, making legs, beak and wings by cutting out a yellow felt or cardboard.
4. PUMPKIN WITH APPLE You can use a similar technique to make children perfectly shaped Halloween pumpkins: just cut an apple in half and dip it in orange paint. Details, such as the stalk, can be done with a simple brush, while eyes and mouth can also be done with a black marker.
5. THE GARLAND Have your little artists draw leaves with watercolors on white cardboard. Then cut them out. Prepare a circular frame and stick the leaves all around with a stapler or hot glue.
6. PLASTIC PUMPKINS How to turn plastic bottles into funny pumpkins? Easy and fun for your children: cut the bottoms of two bottles and help them glue them together with hot glue or adhesive tape. Then let them color with orange gouache. To make the stalk, you just need a brown cardboard.
7. AUTUMN DECORATIONS Get creative and create lots of festoons with leaves and acorns to decorate the house and the children’s room. Draw by hand, color and then cut out the shapes, then make on each of the side holes and pass a nylon thread to hang them where you prefer.
8. DECORATE WITH PINE CONES There are many pine cones that are found on the street during autumn. Why not take advantage of it to recover some material for jobs? Decorate and color them as you like, then with tongs help your children to insert hooks on the top of the pine cones to be able to use a string and create a beautiful garland.
9. CORK STOPPERS If you have many corks at home, give them to your children: they can use them as “brushes” to make the leaves of a colorful autumn tree.
10. STENCIL How about turning a leaf directly into a… brush? Look for leaves that are large enough: your children can dip one side of them in tempera colors and then place them on the drawing sheet, like a stencil. You will see what an effect!
11. LEAVES AND ORIGAMI If the leaves that cover the streets are not enough for you, make others with paper! Fan an A4 sheet of paper, then use another strip of paper to squeeze the center and make the stem. With the scissors popped here and there to give the characteristic shape of the leaf.
12. PUPAZZETTO WITH CHESTNUTS Glue two chestnuts, stick them with toothpicks, thus creating arms and legs. Draw eyes and mouth with a felt-tip pen, and finally put a hedgehog on the head to form the hat.
13. GHOST OF LEAVES Cut out the outline of a maple leaf on a white sheet of paper. With a black marker draw eyes and mouth, here is a beautiful little ghost!
14. MISTER GLAND Glue a pine cone inside a walnut kernel, on them glue an acorn. On top of the acorn glue a leaf, then draw eyes and mouth with a felt-tip pen.
15. CURL OF LEAVES Glue some leaves onto a card, creating the shape of a cute hedgehog with a 3D effect. Draw the head and cut it out on a white card.
16. LEAF COLLAGE This collage job is perfect for preschoolers: gathering, cutting, gluing are fundamental operations to strengthen and refine the muscles of the little hands.
17. ADHESIVE TREE Take some adhesive paper and tape it to the window on the non-adhesive side. Now the baby can stick all the leaves on the adhesive part where and how he wants.
18. SEW THE LEAF Make holes along the edge of a leaf, then show the child the procedure with the needle (get a large wooden one): thread, turn the leaf, pull, insert into the hole next to it, turn again and etc. It trains fine motor skills and prepares the hand for writing.
19. COLORED PUMPKIN Get some acrylic paint and give it to the children to pour on the pumpkin directly from the jars in order to have different layers of colors.
20. TREE OF BEADS Here is a very useful job for fine motor skills. Collect some twigs, plant them in a vase and have the child thread the beads with the colors of the leaves.