Seven Fall Leaf Craft Ideas
For me, fall means my favorite worn-out boots, a cozy sweater, and a show of colorful leaves to enjoy. Whether they crunch underfoot, flutter in the wind, or pile up in the yard, leaves of all colors are the backdrop of the season. Montreal’s kaleidoscope of jewel-colored trees is a feast for the senses, as each sugar maple, oak and poplar vie for the most vibrant and beautiful color, and the most likely to make passers-by say “look at the one.” -this ! »
Determined to enjoy the warmth until the last moment before getting out our winter coats, my children and I spent hours outdoors. And as the leaves have begun to fall, walks and hikes in the woods in our neighborhood take much longer than on hot summer days. What was once a brisk walk to get our hearts racing is now a meandering treasure hunt as my youngest son exclaims at every colorful leaf in our path – picking up handfuls to take home.
As the air cools and soup season begins, one of the best ways to appreciate nature’s last hoorah before it sets in for winter is to bring some of the fallen leaves back to the home and keep them to admire during the long days of December and beyond. . But besides flattening them between the pages of your heaviest books, what else can you do with your collection? Next time you step outside, find some of the prettiest and most colorful leaves and get inspired by the ideas below.
Be creative as a family
It’s fun to create works of art using leaves – and you don’t have to be a kid to enjoy the process.
Take your favorite crayon colors and unleash your inner child with leaf rubs. At the same time, study the intricacies of each leaf and try to identify them by their shape and hue.
Leaves, paint and paper are all you need to create these unique fluttering butterflies. Play with different shapes and see what other animals you can create.
Flatten the pocket of leaves, let them dry flat, and create this timely wreath using a store-bought or homemade vine frame. Feel free to make your own vine frame – I did it and it’s super easy.
Decorate the walls
Create a collection of fall leaves in different colors and shapes, glue them onto heavy card stock using glue, and frame them or pin them to the walls. Inexpensive and unique art that you can trade with the seasons.
Math skills and creativity
If your little ones are learning about symmetry in school, this is a creative way to reinforce some of that learning without it feeling like homework.
Use markers, crayons, or crayons to draw the missing half of your hand-picked leaves.
Keep fall memories fresh! Save the leaves to use as holiday decorations in December.
Apply a thin layer of Mod Podge or glue and coat the leaves with every parent’s favorite craft – glitter.
Pumpkins and spices and all good
It’s a 2 for 1 craft project as you prepare for Halloween while using some of the leaves that have been brought home.
Apply a thin layer of Mod Podge to the backs of the leaves and flowers, press down on your pumpkin and voila. Easy and colorful decor to enjoy for weeks.