As the harvest moon shines down, the wind picks up, sending orange, yellow, and
crimson leaves dancing, until they settle in a pumpkin patch. One-by-one, leaf
people emerge to celebrate the autumnal equinox.
While the story focuses on leaf people celebrating the autumnal equinox, I decided to focus our craft on the beautiful, bright harvest moon just as displayed on the amazing front cover of the book. Our artwork turned out beautiful!
Once the paint is completely dry, we used a yellow oil pastel to draw a thick yellow line around the Moon to make it stand out even more. Then squeeze some gold glitter glue all over your Moon and use a paint brush to spread it over it’s entirety.
To tie into the theme of the book, we also added glittery Fall leaves dancing around the Harvest Moon. (I found these at Michael’s last year and we are just now getting around to using them.)
Here is Andrew’s completed artwork: