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7 Art Projects Kids Can Make with Fall Leaves
Wednesday, October 09, 2013 4:47:00 AM
Autumn has finally arrived, and with it the beautiful fall
scenery of leaves changing colors and descending to the ground. But while you
may want to rake them up in your yard and toss them out, they can actually be
used in a variety of kids arts and craft projects that your children will love.
This autumn, try these seven great projects with fall leaves to have fun with
your children during the most beautiful time of the year.
1. Bookmarks of
Since your children will be in school already, making a leaf
bookmark is a great way to turn a craft project into a useful finished product.
Start by gathering a few leaves that aren’t yet crisp. Place them in a book,
apply pressure on them, and wait a few days until they are completely dry.
Then, place them on a sheet of white paper, have it
laminated, and cut it into individual strips – and you will have a beautiful
bookmark from these natural beauties.
2. Wreath of Leaves
This is a great fall craft that can be put up anywhere in
the house. Give your children a paper plate, and have them glue leaves around
the edge. They can decorate the rest with glitter, or even write their names in
the center – and now they have a beautiful piece of kids arts and crafts.
3. Rub the Leaves
This makes not only a beautiful finished project, but is an kids
arts and crafts project. Get a few leaves that aren’t crispy, place white paper
above them, and have children rub crayons on the outline – the leaves should
begin to appear on top of the paper.
4. Make Some Magnets
This is a great way to make fun fall decorations that you
can place on the outside of your refrigerator. With a few leaves, have your
children trace them onto colored paper, and cut them out with scissors. With these
outlines, have your kids glue them to the back of magnets, and you will have a
collection of fun fall-themed finished products.
5. Hanging Leaves
This is a fun way to decorate a room with beautiful autumn
flair. Cut up a few pieces of long string, and attach them to the ceiling with
tape. Then, glue the leaves onto the hanging ends of the string – and you will
have a room full of beautiful fall colors.
For an added bonus, put this decoration in a room with
windows, and watch as the cool breeze blows them about the sky.
6. Paint with Leaves
This can be a great way to add some beautiful paints into
your kids arts and crafts. With non-toxic paints of orange, yellow, and brown,
have your children coat one side of a few of the leaves in the collection. Then
have them press the painted side onto a piece of white paper – it should leave
a beautiful residue in the shape of a fall flower. You can cut these out and
use them to decorate the house, or simply leave them be and put them up on the
7. Leaf Placemats
For this craft use the same technique as with the bookmarks
(press them, place them on paper, and laminate them), but simply don’t cut them
into pieces at the end. With your new laminated piece, you can place it down on
the table for a functional placemat. To add some color, use yellow, orange, and
gold paper for a fun autumn touch.
Crafts for the Season
Autumn is a wonderful time of year that displays nature in
its finest light. This fall, take some of that beauty and have your children
turn it into wonderful pieces of kids arts and crafts.