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Kids Crafts: 4 Seasons – Autumn

| October 26, 2011 | 50 Comments

4 seasons scene

Welcome back to Kids Get Crafty and our Four Seasons. As you may know I have been working our the 4 Seasons with Red Ted since January. At the time I cut out 4 identical trees and then every 3months or so we made a new seasonal picture – using bubble wrap and finger prints: our winter scene, our spring scene, our summer scene and now, finally, our autumn scene.

I am so excited to finally see all four of them together. And it has been a really wonderful way to discuss the changes in the seasons with Red Ted this year. I think he has really noticed things around him!

The Book

Hodge the HedgehogHodge the Hedgehog, by Amy Sparks & Illustrator Benji Davies. A very cute cute book about a hedgehog who doesn’t want to share… Will Hodge learn…? Really useful for us at the moment, as Pip Squeak is right in the middle or learning to share. We love the illustrations and it has a nice verse.  Pip Squeak adores it. And loves saying “share share” over and over again (whilst rubbing her tummy?! I am guessing that the sign language that nursery uses must have a similar movement for sharing – we use a similar circular movement on our chest for saying “sorry”). Anyway. Cute book.

The Craft

As you know, the theme for our 4 seasons has been “bubble wrap” and “fingerprints”. So this time the bubble wrap was used to make beautiful Autumn Leaves both in the tree and on the ground. And with our fingerprints we made hedgehogs!

Materials: Paper, black paper (for tree, but you can paint one), glue (for tree), paint, fingers & a black pen

four seasons picture 4 seasons craft

Red Ted painted the grass and sky, he painted two of these. We then let it dry and the next day added the tree and bubble wrap.

4 seasons crafts

I let Red Ted and Pip Squeak do lots of “free painting” too. So they got the best of both worlds … taking part in a “structured” project and then creating their own pictures!

four seasons autumn craft

One of our little hedgehog went a little crazy with rather  large spike. Ouch! I painted the eyes, but Red Ted did the rest…

Look at the trees in the park the next day, Red Ted said: “Mummy! We forgot the green leaves! Silly Mummy.” Ah yes, our trees are not ALL autumnal and many are green and yellow and orange all at once.

And here they are all together!

4 seasons craft

I love them!

Red Ted: Aged 3.75years

Pip Squeak: Almost 2yrs

I hope you enjoyed our Four Seasons. Check out more Four Seasons projects on Red Ted Art!

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Category: Autumn, Calendar, Kids Craft, Seasons

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  1. They are amazing Maggy! I love the bubble wrap idea. xx

  2. Esther says:

    Perfect! All the four pictures turned out super cool Maggy!

  3. Aleacia says:

    Those are beautiful! I love them!! :)
    Aleacia

  4. Maggy these look SO stunning completed as a set of 4! How are you going to frame them? Love them!

  5. Jen says:

    This is amazing…in fact I think I need to do this with my girls! Thanks for the inspiration!

  6. Rachel says:

    Love these! What a great idea, I’m pinning them so I can recreate it with my boys sometime.

  7. Red Ted Art says:

    Aaah thank you everyone! Have been out today so only just catching up on comments! Thank you :-)

    Rachel, thank you for pinning!!!

    And now I need a theme for the next four pictures!!!!

  8. Rachel says:

    I remember seeing your first two pictures and instantly fell in love! This is such an AMAZING IDEA! The 4 pictures look so beautiful with each other! I can’t wait to do this with my kids this year.

  9. Red Ted Art says:

    PS Anna – yes yes yes – I need to frame them!! Must get my thinking cap on!!!!

    Rachel – thank you :-)

  10. mermaid says:

    Love your four seasons pictures…made me thinkig that we should make the other three too as we have got the winter one already :)

  11. Liz Burton says:

    Bubble wrap painting is so cool, it looks brilliant!

  12. Julia says:

    The hedgehog book complements our hedgehog craft perfectly this week!

    We’re planning a stop to the library in the next day or two. I’ll make a note and look for the book!

  13. Maxine of the Magic Belles says:

    Bubble wrap leaves! Genius!! Cannot wait to try this one with the 5-year-old. Am thinking bubble wrap polka dot clothes could be cute too – thanks for the inspiration! x

  14. Maxine of the Magic Belles says:

    Eek… I’ve just noticed that my Rainbow Glitter Pumpkins have appeared 4 times on the linky!! I don’t how that happened… so sorry!!

  15. Red Ted Art says:

    LOL no worries will delete it for you! Happens to me too.. in fact did that on someone else’s site this morning!!

  16. Mama Pea Pod says:

    Oh, how absolutely gorgeous are those! You MUST frame them!

  17. Vicky says:

    We did some bubble wrap prints http://www.messforless.net/2011/09/bubble-wrap-prints.html but I love your spin on it! They make perfect apples. I am going to do this with my kids and I will link back to you when I do.
    Thanks for the wonderful inspiration!

  18. Red Ted Art says:

    Oooh Vicky, looks like LOTS of bubble wrap fun!

    Mama Pea Pod – yes! I am onto the case now…. ;-)

  19. beth says:

    Your trees are gorgeous!! And I love, love, love activities based on books! I linked up here and wondered if you’d like to link up at my Linky Party at http://livinglifeintentionally.blogspot.com/search/label/Linkey%20Parties
    ~Beth

  20. Red Ted Art says:

    Done!

  21. Bubble wrap really works for all season! Great idea!

  22. Michelle says:

    Too cute! Definitely pinning this!

  23. They are beautiful! Really creative and cute!

    Thank you for linking up to Science Sparks’s fun Sparks! :)

  24. SnoopyGirl says:

    Love love love your pictures. I really must try this with my kids.

  25. Becky from babybudgeting says:

    Your pictures are lovely we have just bopught the card for our big autumn kitchen pic we are thingking owls ina night sky. will show you the results. well donr pip squeak and red ted x

  26. maria says:

    I love your four seasons Maggy, and the bubble wrap theme across them all is really clever!

  27. Sara says:

    This is so pretty!! Would love it if you would link this up at my turquoise lovin’ party going on right now!! http://www.sweetlittlegals.com/2011/11/turquoise-lovin-11.html

  28. Red Ted Art says:

    Thank you for invite and done!

  29. Aimee says:

    I love how these turned out! Awesome idea- I just pinned it on Pinterest! Thank you for sharing this with us on The Sunday Showcase

  30. gorgeous set of art! thanks so much for sharing on Craft schooling Sunday, it’s been wonderful experiencing all the seasons with you!

  31. Aimee says:

    I so love this idea, and am going to feature it this weekend at The Sunday Showcase !

  32. I absolutely love these. We’ve never done bubble wrap painting – and everything I order these days seems to be wrapped in other way.

    Thanks for sharing them with us on Monday Madness!

  33. I love the artwork they did with these. The hedgehogs are awesome and I love the bubble printing. I will check out that book too. My kids always need a reminder on sharing.

    Thanks for sharing at Monday Madness. Hope to see you back again tomorrow.

  34. Isil says:

    I love how this calendar turned out,lovely!Thanks for linking up to book sharingmonday.xxx

  35. Ally says:

    Love the different seasons – how creative with the bubble wrap – and I thought it was only for popping =)

  36. Love the bubble wrap leaves, I’ll have to try that one.

  37. Lucy says:

    What lovely pictures, I love the bubble wrap prints and the robins look fab too :)

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