With thanks to Lori at Fun Art 4 Kids for the idea, we created autumn leaf bowls inspired by the beautiful colours of the season. The boys chose some large autumn leaves, and then rolled out air-drying clay like pastry. They pressed the leaves into the clay so that the pattern of the veins was imprinted in the clay, then they carefully cut around the leaves.
They then lifted the clay leaves carefully, and placed them into rounded bowls. We left the clay to dry in the bowls for several days, creating a rounded effect.
Once the bowls were dry, the boys painted them in autumn shades. I love the way that, given the same task, each child's effort turns out so unique and different.