We show you how to make an autumn leaf tree artwork. Read on for inspiration to make your own autumnal art at home with your little ones.

With thanks to Eliza, from Toronto, who sent in this great autumn leaf tree idea. Let’s take a look at it…

What did you do?

Here is a fun way we used some of the autumn leaves we had gathered on one of our walks.

• cardboard
• paint
• sponge
• brown packing paper
glue gun
• leaves
• white glue

1. Paint a piece of cardboard blue. We used tempera paint and a sponge painting technique.

2. Glue on brown packing paper, crumpling it to resemble the shape of a tree. Use a glue gun to glue it on.

3. Tear leaves into little pieces and using white glue, stick them all around and at the bottom of the tree.

My three year old really enjoyed tearing the leaves!

Tell the Housebound With Kids community a bit about yourself…

Hi! Eliza here! I’m a mom of three kids, ages 9, 6 and 3. I’m from Toronto, Canada and love creating activities that are fun and educational!

An Autumn Leaf Tree art work.

Do you have any tips for other parents?

Use items you have at home – in your pantry or recycling bin – to create fun inexpensive activities that will keep the kids engaged and entertained.

What are your family’s favourite board game(s)/card game(s)?

Our current favourite board game is CLUE.

What are your children’s favourite books?

The older kids are really enjoying DogMan and Captain Underpants novels. My youngest loves books by Richard Scarry.

What toys would you recommend to other parents?

Magna-Tiles are a favourite of ours, perfect for kids to use their imaginations and stem skills to create!

Has this website and community helped you?

This website is a great resource for parents to find activities they can do with their kids.