Now that fall is upon us our trees are starting to turn into the beautiful colors of autumn. Instead of just raking up your leaves take a few minutes to enjoy them with this simple leaf craft for kids. My daughter and I loved it! It was fun to go outdoors, explore a little bit, and then come back inside to craft. We tried crafting on the porch but it was too windy for that.
In case you can’t tell what my marvelous drawings are, one is a butterfly, one is a turtle, and one is a caterpillar who just took a bite out of that leaf.
- – Paper
- – Pen/Marker
- – Leaves
- – Glue
- – Small twigs (optional)
Take a little stroll together around your yard and gather leaves of all sizes, shapes, and colors. Come back inside and lay out your treasures.
Come up with an animal or insect you would like to draw and play around with your leaves to see which ones resemble your animal. Glue the leaves to the paper and then draw the remaining part of your picture. Add small twigs or other crafty supplies to further embellish your creations.
You could draw a little caterpillar who ate his way through the leaf like I did on one of mine or you could draw a bunch of people and make them have crazy hair with leaves. The options are endless.
Be silly, have fun, and enjoy nature!