This Leaf Crafts guest post is from Maggy of Red Ted Art blog.I’ve known Maggy for many years, both as an online blogger and as an offline friend.She seems to have every craft known to man on her beautiful craft blog.
Thank you so much for having come and guest post!! Over on Red Ted Art we ADORE all Autumn Crafts for Kids. Autumn is a particularly wonderful time to get crafty with kids – there are so many colours and textures to work with.. and nature shares wonderful nature finds with abundance.
Today, we would like to share some of our favourite leaf crafts! Capturing those shapes and colours in crafts (I also know that Aly is rather partial to grown up colouring pages, so you may want to take a peak at these Free Colouring Pages for Fall too). (Thanks Maggy- Aly)
Anyway, I digress! Let’s get on with our leaf crafts for the day…..
1. First up.. and I hope I don’t “peak too soon”, these are my absolutely most favourite Leaf Crafts ever: Leaf Lanterns! I just think they are gorgeous and lovely and the best bit??? They re EASY to make too. We first made them at toddler group (yes with 2 and 3 years olds!) and we also made a version at school in year 2.
2. A simple and even quicker version of the lanterns are these Simple Leaf Decoration.
3. My kids once surprised me by creating their very own Leaf Faces – a great way to get arty with leaves, or alternatively you can turn your leaves into Woodland People! It helps if you press your leaves a little before getting arty, so you can glue them down flat!
4. This is another big favourite of mine – Autumn Leaf bowls – this is actually a guest post, but we have had a go at these in the past too using air drying clay and they are marvellous and oh so pretty.
5. Of course any child, HAS to have a go at Leaf rubbings – pretty leaves, crayons and paper.. and off you go! Be sure to read our top tips for success.
6. We also love love love making Leaf Crowns. This is something that you can do “whilst out and about”. Why not build a den in the woods and then crown the king of the castle?!
7. Finally.. check out these oh so cute paper plate leaf hedgehog. I think he is simply ADORABLE!
What do you think? Are you ready to out into the great outdoors and GET CRAFTY? I do hope you have enjoyed our leaf craft inspiration and that we see you over on Red Ted Art again soon!!! Thanks for reading and thanks for having me!
Thank you Maggy for an excellent resource of leaf crafts.I’ll certainly be checking out the colouring pages for myself.