This may sound strange, but I always love a good button craft. Buttons make my heart happy. So I bought a few packages of autumn-colored buttons at Walmart and asked the kids what they wanted to do with them.
We had a lot of fun doing a similar craft last year, but this year Jax wanted to make an autumn tree with colorful button leaves. We went outside to look at the colors and leaves to get an idea of what our art could look like, and Em found the perfect beech leaf. She decided she just wanted to make a leaf, so their creativity parted ways but I liked that they both had a vision of what they wanted. I set out a bowl of buttons each, drew the outline of a maple tree for Jax (he was very specific) and traced the beech leaf for Em. Just add Elmer’s glue and they were busy, content, and artsy. Love it.
And in the end, we had some beautiful autumn artwork to spice up our kitchen!