Sunday, September 30, 2007

Fall Nature Study- Things to do with leaves

So, now is the time of year to collect all those beautiful red, orange, yellow, green, maybe even purple leaves. I know today I picked up some aspen leaves, but now the question is... what do I do with them?

Here are some ideas:

1. Make leaf rubbings- we've all done this before- place the leaf under a sheet of paper and rub with the side of a crayon. You can make cards, wrapping paper, notepaper, etc.

2. Make a leaf guide book.

3. Make a leaf mobile.

4. Make a Leaf Man inspired placemat.

5. Make a
framed leaf collage.

6. Make leaf bouquets, place in a small vase and put somewhere you will enjoy.

7. Organize your collected leaves by color, shape, size, etc.

8. Use your leaves as a
stamp when painting.

9. Press leaves between the pages of a heavy book for about a week and then use them to decorate cards, bookmarks, etc.

10. Make a leaf wreath. Glue the leaves onto a circle of cardboard. Hang with a string.

Well, there are ten easy ideas to get you started. If you have any other favorite ideas, feel free to mention them in the comments.

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