As autumn sets in and activities move indoors (and a potential second lockdown looms), we’re turning our minds to crafting again. We love this time of year – plenty of natural supplies on hand for making. We’ll be exploring conker and acorn crafts in the next few weeks – sign up to our newsletter so you don’t miss out. This week though, our focus is on leaves – painting, gluing, printing and wand making.
These wands from My Bored Toddler are cute and simple enough for the smallest members of the family to make. Ingredients: twigs, leaves, glue and a little imagination. Magic!
Projects With Kids suggest leaf-printed rocks. Again, an easy enough craft, but with a gorgeous end result. Paint the rocks, leave to dry, paint the leaves in a contrasting shade and print – perfect as plant markers in the garden.
This idea from The Artful Parent is even easier, but oh-so effective. Just grab a metallic marker and doodle away – the resulting leaves can be used for a mandala, mobile or larger artwork.
Why restrict yourself to autumn colours when you can go full rainbow? A fab group activity from Hello Wonderful – cut out leaf shapes, decorate with paint sticks then attach to the tree.
Finally, the messiest of today’s activities (but wildly popular when we last featured it, so couldn’t not include it) is this beautiful bowl from Made With Happy – genuinely just constructed from leaves, glue and a balloon.