Explore how the textures of natural objects found during the fall season can make different patterns! What natural objects are around during fall? Let’s head outside to see what we can find!
- Marker or pen
- Fall leaves or other materials that has a texture you think is neat. Here are a few suggestions of natural objects with cool textures: acorn tops, pumpkins, seeds, tree bark, and pine cones.
- Trace your own pumpkin outline or draw a pumpkin with a marker (or any other outline you want to fill in: a tree, a butterfly, or snake) on a sheet of paper. You can also download and print our prepared pumpkin outline here.
- Find something outside that you like the texture of: a leaf, tree bark, a pine cone. What can you find?
- Place the object under your outline on your paper.
- Using the side of the crayon, rub the crayon on the paper. Do you see the texture coming through on the paper?
- Try using different colors and different textures.
- Once your art project is complete, you can try it again with a new outline!
- What were the different natural objects you collected outside?
- Describe the textures you captured in your pumpkin! Were they rough or smooth?
- In a different season, would you find objects with different textures outside?