**Mushroom**

**Materials needed :**

- scissors
- glue
- toilet roll
- red paper cut in a circle
- white paper

**Let’s get to work:**

- Use the white paper to cover the toilet roll, glue it together
- Make an incision in the red paper circle , exactly half way through
- Move the two edges where you just cut the red paper closer so that they are overlapping, and glue them together
- Cut out some white dots from the sheet of paper and apply them on the cap of the mushroom

Step 1: Use the white paper

to cover the toilet roll

Step 2: Glue it together

Step 3: Make an incision in the red

paper circle, exactly half way through

Step 4: Move the two edges where you just

cut the red paper closer so that they are

overlapping, and glue them together

Step 5: Cut out some white dots

from the sheet of paper

Step 6: Apply them on

the mushroom. Done!

## Umbrella

**Materials needed :**

- scissors
- glue
- paper squares size 12 x 12 cm in different colours
- black paper
- any colour A4 paper

**Let’s get to work:**

- Let the children choose 3 different colours and fold 3 kites. See the “how to” page about folding for instructions on folding kites.
- Cut out a handle.
- Take a sheet of A4 paper and paste the 3 kites next to each other, glue the handle.
- As an option you could let the children make raindrops.

## Spider on high legs

**Materials needed :**

- scissors
- glue
- brown or black squared paper size 10 x 10 cm
- brown or black squared paper size 8 x 8 cm
- brown, black and white paper
- any colour A4 paper

**Let’s get to work:**

- Take 1 square paper size 10 x 10 and 1 square paper size 8 x 8 and fold 16 squares of both sheets. See the how to page for instructions.
- Fold all 4 corners, on both sheets of paper.
- Cut 8 long strips and fold them.
- Glue the head and body together.
- Connect all the legs to the head and make them stand up. You’ll only have to use glue on either ends of the strip.
- Cut a cross, eyes and pupils and your spider is finished!

## Spider

**Materials needed :**

- scissors
- glue
- brown or black squared paper size 10 x 10 cm
- brown or black squared paper size 8 x 8 cm
- brown, black and white paper
- any colour A4 paper

**Let’s get to work:**

- Take 1 square paper size 10 x 10 and 1 square paper size 8 x 8 and fold 16 squares of both sheets. See the how to page for instructions.
- Fold all 4 corners, on both sheets of paper.
- Cut 8 long strips and fold the ends outwards
- Glue the head and body together on a sheet of paper.
- Connect all legs to the head.
- Cut a cross, eyes and pupils and your spider is finished!

## Leaf of a chestnut tree

**Materials needed :**

- scissors
- glue
- 5 sheets of brown, green, orange, red or yellow squared paper size 16 x 16 or 12 x 12 cm
- brown paper
- any colour A4 paper

**Let’s get to work:**

- Take all 5 sheets and use them to fold kites. See the “how to” page about folding for instructions.
- Cut out a stem from brown paper and glue it in the middle of the paper.
- Take all the kites and glue them on the stem, make sure you attach all kites to the same point on the stem.

## Mushrooms 1

**Materials needed :**

- scissors
- glue
- red squared paper sizes 12 x 12 cm, 10 x 10 cm, 8 x 8 cm
- white and green paper
- any colour A4 paper

**Let’s get to work:**

- Take sizes and one by one fold 16 squares. See the how to page for instructions.
- Make incisions on both sides exactly in the middle.
- Fold 2 squares away on both sides or cut them off.
- Fold the edges inwards on the left and right.
- Repeat this with all sheets of paper.
- Cut dots from white paper for on the mushroom, the biggest gets the most dots, from there on, one less each time.
- Cut grass, and paste it on the A4 sheet, paste all the mushrooms from big to small and paste the dots on the mushrooms.

Step 1: Make incisions on both sides

exactly in the middle

Step 2: Fold 2 squares away on

both sides or cut them off

Step 3: Fold the edges inwards

on the left and right

## Mushrooms 2

**Materials needed :**

- scissors
- glue
- red and white squared paper size 10 x 10 cm
- white and green paper
- any colour A4 paper

**Let’s get to work:**

- We’ll start with the white square paper by folding it.
- Cut the paper in half exactly where you folded it.
- Now take the red square paper and fold it diagonally.
- Cut the paper in half again, exactly where you folded it.
- Cut grass, and glue it on the A4 sheet.
- Glue the white paper on the A4 sheet
- Glue the hood on top of the white sheet
- Cut out dots for the hoods.
- You can give the children an assignment by telling them to make one Mushroom smaller and giving it less dots than the bigger one.

Step 1: Cut the white

paper exactly in half

Step 2: Cut the red paper

in half, diagonally

Step 3: Two big Mushrooms

are ready

Step 4: Use one of the two big

Mushrooms, cut them in half

Step 5: Cut the red

paper in half as well

Step 6: Hey, you just

duplicated a Mushroom!

## Mushrooms 3

**Materials needed :**

- scissors
- glue
- red and white squared paper size 10 x 10 cm
- white and green paper
- any colour A4 paper

**Let’s get to work:**

- Use both colours to fold 16 squares. See the “how to” page about folding for instructions.
- Cut one row of four squares off, do this with both colours.
- Now take the white piece of paper, you should have 12 squares left, and fold all 4 edges inwards.
- Take the red piece of paper (also with 12 squares left), and fold the top 2 squares on the long side inwards.
- Cut out some grass, and glue it on the sheet.
- Glue the white paper shaft on the sheet.
- Glue the cap on top of the white sheet.
- Cut out dots and put them on the cap of the mushroom.

Step 1: Cut off 4 squares

from the white paper

Step 2: Cut of 4 squares

from the red paper

Step 3: Fold the edges inwards

Step 4: All the edges are now inwards

Step 5: On the red paper,

fold 2 edges inwards

Step 6: You’re done!

## Leaves

**Materials needed :**

- scissors
- glue
- red, yellow, and orange squared paper size 10 x 10 cm
- brown paper
- any colour A4 paper

**Let’s get to work:**

- Start of with a 16 square piece of paper
- Fold one edge
- Make incisions along the sides
- Fold the edges inwards

Step 1: Using 16 squares,

fold one edge

Step 2: It should look

like this

Step 3: Make incisions

along both sides

Step 4: More incisions

Step 5: Start folding the edges

Step 6: Fold as shown

Step 7: Keep on folding!

Step 8: Almost done

Step 9: Not bad indeed!

## Autumn tree

**Materials needed :**

- scissors
- glue
- red, yellow, orange, green and brown squared paper size 8 x 8 cm
- brown squared paper size 20 x 20 cm
- any colour A4 paper

**Let’s get to work:**

- Use several colours 8 x 8 cm paper and fold 16 squares. Fold the edges inwards. See the how to page for instructions on folding 16 squares.
- Use 20 x 20 cm brown paper and also fold 16 squares.
- Make incisions on both sides between row 1 and 2.
- Fold the edges diagonally so you’ll get triangles and fold the other 3 squares on both sides inwards.
- Glue the trunk on the A4 sheet of paper and glue all the 8 x 8 papers on the trunk.

Step 1: Use the large brown 16 squared

paper and make incisions

Step 2: Cut or fold as shown

Step 3: Fold the base diagonally

Step 4: Use the other paper

with 16 squares

Step 5: Fold all edges

Step 6: That’s one down,

make as many as you like

## Snail

**Materials needed :**

- scissors
- glue
- template of snail (see autumn download page)
- crayons or pencils
- wool
- any colour A4 paper

**Let’s get to work:**

- Let the children colour the snail and cut out the picture .
- Glue it on the sheet of paper.
- Cut a large string of wool, and first circle it without using glue from the inside to the outside to check if the string is long enough.
- If you have enough string, glue it to the paper as shown on the example.

## Sequence leaf

**Materials needed :**

- scissors
- glue
- template of a leaf
- circles size 0.6 mm in different colours
- any colour A4 paper

**Let’s get to work:**

- Copy the template and hand them out to the children.
- Let them make a sequence around the edge of the leaf.
- You can also do this with a picture of a Mushroom or any other object. For authenticity you can also only use colours seen in autumn.