Create a Leaf Print/Art

 

Create a leaf print / leaf art

“Crunching, crinkling autumn leaves. Spiraling, swirling in the breeze.” Fall is wonderful time for looking at and collecting leaves; there are so many different shapes, sizes and colors. Do you have a favorite leaf? Leaves are so beautiful that it is fun to use them in crafts and make gifts with them. What are your favorite ways to use leaves in arts and crafts? The Internet pages and books listed here show lots of ideas; maybe you can find more ideas at school or from books in your local library. Don’t forget to share pictures of your leaf prints / leaf art on the 52 Things to do Outside Before You Grow Up Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/52ThingsOutside/

Internet links to help you

http://artfulparent.com/2011/09/fall-nature-suncatchers.html – fall suncatchers

https://www.nwf.org/kids/family-fun/crafts/leaf-prints.aspx – leaf prints

http://www.crafts-for-all-seasons.com/leaf-wreath.html – leaf wreath

http://www.weewestchester.com/2015/10/23/art-with-fall-foliage/ – decorating with fall leaves

Books

Look What I Did with a Leaf! by Morteza E. Sohi

Leaf Man by Lois Ehlert

Nature’s Art Box: From t-shirts to twig baskets, 65 cool projects for crafty kids to make with natural materials you can find anywhere by Laura C. Martin, illustrated by David Cain

Awesome Autumn by Bruce Goldstone