I live in the south around alot of beautiful trees. There’s nowhere quite like my area when the leaves are turning; it’s truly beautiful. I decided to have the kiddos help me with a fun craft project. We set out and collected a bunch of leaves in a bag. We tried to find as many different colors, sizes and shapes as we could. I had the kids separate the leaves by size, type and color for a little learning activity. If you’re kids are creative or older they can do the whole project themselves!
The kids had a blast collecting and rolling around in the leaves!
Next I went to Walmart and bought a Elmer’s styrofoam board. Let me give you a quick tip here. I waited about 2 days after collecting the leaves because while they were pliable when we picked them they had started to dry out and got a bit harder to work with. In this picture you will see a glue stick. That did not work too well so I pulled out my glue gun and didn’t have any issues after that.
Here’s a second tip – attach your hanging hook prior to decorating. I did it afterwards and it was quite difficult. You can also bend the nails over and then hide them under the decorations.
Here it is. As you can see I also added little pinecones and acorns. I printed a picture off on my printer from that day. So this is sortof a memory piece to a very fun day. In the future I might use a bigger size picture so it doesn’t get lost in the leaves.
The whole project cost me about $5 because the only thing I purchased was the board.
Supplies you’ll need:
- glue gun
- leaves, acorns, sticks, pinecones