Our Summer Adventures 2014 – From the West of Ireland to the South of France and everything in between!

Our Summer Adventures 2014 - From the West of Ireland to the South of France and Everything in Between - Our Little House in the Country

Summer here at Our Little House in the Country is drawing to a close.  My little boy, Doodles, starts primary school on Thursday (I’m traumatised !) and the weather has turned decidedly autumnal ie. cold, wet and windy!  It’s hard to believe that it is over 3 months since we wrote our Summer Bucket List and made all sorts of

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Clay Autumn Leaves – Fall Crafts for Kids

Clay Autumn Leaves - Falls Crafts for Kids - http://ourlittlehouseinthecountry.com #fall #autumn #crafts #kids

Clay Autumn Leaves – a great, simple Fall craft for all ages.  It’s amazing what you can make with a little clay, glue and glitter! Disclosure: I received the clay used in this activity from ArtMaterialsCo.com as a free sample in return for a fair and honest review.  All thoughts are my own. I often get my inspiration for our

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Cotton Wool Autumn Trees – Fall Art Activities for Kids

Cotton Wool Autumn Trees - Fall Art Activities for Kids - Our Little House in the Country http://ourlittlehouseinthecounty.com #autumn #fall #kidsactivities #artsandcrafts

Another quick and easy Autumn/Fall art activity for kids of all ages.  Continuing our theme of autumn arts and crafts, Oodles (2.5 y.o) had lots of fun with this collage activity. What we used: blue, green and brown paper cotton wool balls PVA non toxic glue paint – autumn colours glitter What we did: tear the green paper to create

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Sunflower Handprint Art 2 – Autumn/Fall Art Activities for Kids

Handprint Sunflowers Art - Autumn/Fall Art Activities for Kids - Our Little House in the Country #sunflowers #autumn #fall #artforkids

Sunflowers are such a cheerful flower and what better way to celebrate the ending of summer and coming of autumn with a handprint art sunflower, a perfect craft for preschoolers We love sunflowers and last week we had a lot of fun making a giant sunflower with our handprints.  Today we decided to use our favourite flowers as inspiration again

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Sunflowers – Handprint Art for Kids

Sunflowers - Handprint Art for Kids - Our Little House in the Country #sunflowers #autumn #fall #handprints

Sunflowers are one of my favourite flowers and each year we try to grow them.  We haven’t been very successful this year but still managed these lovelies in the picture below.  So using these cheerful, sunny flowers as inspiration we set about our most recent art activity – again this is quick and simple and suitable for all ages from

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Finger Print Autumn Trees – Fall Art Activities for Kids

Finger Print Autumn Trees - Fall Art Activities for Kids - Our Little House in the Country #autumn #fall #fingerpainting #artactivities

This is another quick and easy autumn art activity perfect for younger kids, similar to our Autumn Tree Collages, but using finger painting this time instead of collage work.  What we used: poster paints paint tray blue card paint brushes What we did: We each painted a tree trunk Using our fingers we printed lots and lots of different coloured

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Autumn Tree Collages – Fall Art Activities for Kids

Autumn Tree Collage - Fall Art Activities for Kids - Our Little House in the Country #autumn #fall #kidsactivities

This is a very simple yet lovely autumn collage activity, suitable for all ages and both Doodles(5) and Oodles (2.5) managed this with ease. What we used: coloured paper felt autumn leaves and scraps of felt PVA non toxic glue cotton wool What we did: I encouraged the children to tear a piece of green paper to create the grass

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