Simply gather fallen leaves, paints and brushes, crayons, markers (whatever you have is fine), some paper, glue, pencils and maybe even a scrapbook too.
Ready, set, go and gather your leaves and art supplies.
You and your young artists can make leaf prints by painting one side of a leaf (vein side up) and then pressing it onto paper.
Or, you can create leaf stencil art by laying a leaf down on a piece of paper and painting over the edge of it onto the paper to create an outline.
You can even try your hand at natural textures by placing paper over top of a leaf and rubbing nice and hard with a crayon.
Finally, if you and your family have a few hours to spend on a cool Autumn night, create a wonderful work of art just ready for framing by first pressing a leaf between two heavy books and then painting it with the colours and designs of your choice.
Go ahead and create Autumn memories by making leaf art. Your scrapbook is waiting.
Did you know that trees along lakes, rivers and streams actually reduce water temperature and help to prevent soil erosion? Not only that, the roots of trees along the water's edge provide hiding places for fish.
Lesson: Andrea Mulder-Slater
Illustration: Geoff Slater