Leaf Art

Head outside and collect the crunchiest leaves you can find with your little ones to make these fun leaf artwork pieces.

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Instead of using glitter or confetti using crunchy crushed up leaves for art is a great fall project.

What child doesn’t love the fall leaves when they begin to turn colors and crunch so loud when you step on them outside? As an adult I still love the fall and crunching leaves when they are at their crispiest. It is such a great sound and reminds me of my childhood.

Steps:

1. For this project you need to go outside and collect the crunchiest leaves and then put them in a container. Make sure to take all of the stems off the leaves because they do not look as pretty on the art project.

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2. Draw leaves on whatever paper you like. I used cardstock for this project. Then using glue outline the leaves that you drew. Or just draw the outline freehand with your glue.

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3. Now, take your crunchy leaves and put them on top of your glue.

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4. Shake it off and your picture is complete.

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I took this a step further and I cut a leaf free hand out of cardstock and decided to make a leaf for my wall with my daughter’s picture in it.

Step 1:

Cut out a leaf any type you want free hand out of cardstock.

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Step 2:

Put glue all over the leaf.

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Step 3:

Put your picture in the center. Then shake the leaves over the rest of the leaf.

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Step 4:

Shake off the excess leaves and your photo leaf is complete.

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This is an easy craft for your kids to do after searching for leaves outside in the fall.

Shown below is a chart of common leaves found on Long Island along with their shape and fall color. This will be a fun activity for you to do with your child playing a leaf identifying game.

From my Momee Craft Corner to yours… Happy Fall Crafting!

See this craft along with others featured on NEWS 12 LONG ISLAND —> click here

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