This little art project is perfect for a window decoration this time of year! I was thinking of simply finding and gluing objects from nature onto a piece of sturdy cardboard. M is such a glue guy. And he wanted to do the whole play-doh collage in an egg carton project again, which was very cool, and very tempting… but then I was reminded of contact paper collages by this post at One Hook Wonder. They are so easy, and always turn out so lovely with the autumn sunlight shining through. So that’s what we did!
First, M grabbed his “nature basket” and headed outside to see what he could find:
I made a point of telling him no rocks, and no sticks bigger than a finger. I wanted to avoid the frustration that would come if he tried to stick something too heavy to the contact paper. He searched and searched, and mostly found an assortment of leaves (I love the bright red ones!), a couple of dandelions, small pinecones, and one small stick. :)
(M is always thinking about birds. I wonder if he will be an ornithologist?)
Have a beautiful day! :)