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