Feeling inspired by our Fall Leaf Suncatchers, we decided to do a little fall sensory play.

Both kids had so much fun digging for the fall leaves.

And burying the fall leaves.

 Lots of golden messy goodness!

Check out that teamwork!

To make our fall sensory play, I mixed two boxes of cornstarch (known as cornflour in the UK) with water (in a rough ratio of 2 cups cornstarch to every 1-1.5 cups water).  You'll know you've got the right mixture if you slam your hand down on top and it feels solid, yet ribbons through your fingers when you hold it loosely.  I added some yellow and orange liquid watercolors, until I felt I had a good golden hue and then I added a ton of gold glitter (we love glitter).  If you don't have liquid watercolors, washable paint or food coloring would work as well.  The final touch was some fake fall leaves I bought at a craft store (they are fabric and were labeled as table scatter decorations).  You could just as easily use real leaves if you'd rather!  The leaves will easily sink and the kids had fun smooshing them down then lifting them up and watching them drip dry.

All in all a nice and simple way to welcome fall!

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All activities here are activities I feel are safe for my own children.  As your child's parents/guardians, you will need to decide what you feel is safe for your family.  I always encourage contacting your child's pediatrician for guidance if you are not sure about the safety/age appropriateness of an activity. All activities on this blog are intended to be performed with adult supervision.  Appropriate and reasonable caution should be used when activities call for the use of materials that could potentially be harmful, such as scissors, or items that could present a choking risk (small items), or a drowning risk (water activities), and with introducing a new food/ingredient to a child (allergies).  Observe caution and safety at all times.  The author and blog disclaim liability for any damage, mishap, or injury that may occur from engaging in any of these activities on this blog.


  1. Love it! I actually saw some craft leaves today and was tempted to buy them :P I'll have to go back!


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