Autumn art

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By Michelle Powellfreelance writer

Original article published 14 September 2009

Invite children to explore autumn using wood, wool and fabric in this new creative series

Scarecrow craft

Materials needed

Wood, (specifically, a disposable wooden teaspoon and a lollipop stick or coffee stirrer); fabric (scraps from old clothing, sacking, tea towels, and so on) and wool (especially any that has been previously knitted into a jumper or used). Choosing three previously used materials fits in perfectly with themes of recycling and biodegradability, while the theme of autumn provides a wonderful opportunity to explore how the seasons change and the effects of passing time.

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