Fall Leaf Craft for Kids – Leaf Creatures

(This is a repost from last year)

Fall is far and away my favourite season.
The weather is a bit cooler, the air crisper – the smells of leaves and mowed grass just delectable.  You can sleep with your window open – no air conditioner, no furnace.

Plus, there’s so many fun things you can do in the Fall….

like leaf crafts!
(not-so-subtle intro eh? lol)

First – you have to go for a walk with your kids.
A great excuse for you to walk off some of the Thanksgiving feast of last weekend, get a bit of fresh air and get the kids outside and off the iPad.

Let them choose all sorts of different leaves – you don’t have to have any specific creatures in mind – just get colours and shapes and we’ll work from there.
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This step you (the parent) will have to do – you’ll need to place the leaves between sheets of waxed paper and iron.
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This is the only way your leaf craft /leaf creature will last.  If you don’t do this, the leaves will dry out and crumble in a day or two.

Layer it so you don’t wreck your ironing board or iron;  towel or newspaper, wax paper, leaves, wax paper then towel over top.
Press to melt the wax into the leaves.
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The ironing step only takes a minute or two and the leaves are cool right away so the kids can get crafting without too much of a wait.
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The idea for this leaf craft came from a photo I saw in Pinterest of a fox – so that’s the leaf creature I decided to start with.

I used punches and scrap paper to make up the eyes – but a sharpie marker will work equally as well.
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Where does the nose go on a fox?
I went low on my leaf, but it kind of looks like a goat to me?

The dark one – somehow looked like a moose with the long nose.

Add a few details to give your leaf craft / leaf creatures some character and glue down!

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I think a page FULL of all sorts of leaves and creatures would be spectacular!

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The girls and I are off to collect more leaves!
  
Have a great one!

 

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2018-06-18T13:41:38-05:00October 4th, 2015|KID'S CRAFTS, KIDS|0 Comments

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