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Kid's Leaf Crafts - A
Door Hanger - Use raffia, construction paper, glue, and markers to make
this very cute doorhanger. You can even go on a walk and collect your own
leaves to use on the hanger.
Kid's Leaf Crafts - B
Bulletin Board - Have your kids make scarecrows or leaves to decorate
your Fall bulletin board at home or in school. The leaves make a nice border
around the scarecrows.
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and Pressing Fall Leaves - Fall, or Autumn, is one of the most
beautiful seasons of the year. As the leaves start to change color in many
parts of the world a natural scene of beauty unfolds. You can capture that
beauty easily by collecting and preserving the colored leaves....it's easy!
- Capture the beauty of fall permanently in a candle. These leaf candles make a
great project for the kids that will give you a head start on your Christmas
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Leaf Ideas - Gather together some leaves that have fallen from the
trees with your child. Make sure the leaves are not real crispy, you should be
able to bend and move them without them breaking up on you... then do this
craft with your child.
Leaf Print - This is a great project for any age. The colors come from
the chlorophyll in the leaves. Make this craft into a science lesson about
Maple Tree - Make this great kids craft from leaf patterns, wax paper,
and coffee filters. This craft is a lot of fun.
Tree - Make a child's family tree from a small tree branch and
construction paper. You can acquaint your child with their ancestry by making
this simple and pretty family tree. Your family member's names will be on the
tree leaves. This is a great craft to make into a Social Studies Lesson about
your child's Ancestors.
Leaf Crafts - Here are four leaf crafts that your children will
definately enjoy. Making beautiful artwork using nature is so much fun.
Kid's Leaf Crafts - H
of Leaf Prints - These one-time leaf prints preserve the beauty and
lessons of nature forever.
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Collection - Take a nature walk with your child to collect all
different kind of leaves. Bring them home and then do this craft to save your
child's leaf collection.
Art - Help your child make this incredible nature mural using paint,
leaves, pine needles and flowers.
Beating Project - This project combines your kids' most primal
gathering instincts with another activity they love: banging rocks.
Bursts - Make this beautiful artwork with your child by using leaves
and paint. This craft is perfect for even the youngest preschooler.
Collage Craft - Instructions for making a fun Autumn leaf collage. Take
your kids on a nature walk to collect leaves and then help them make a collage
with what they have collected.
Mobile - Here is a beautiful leaf mobile that you can make with your
kids. They will need your help with this craft, but this project is a lot of
People Craft - Instructions for making a fun Autumn leaf person. This
is a very cute craft to do with your kids.
Print Magic - Show your child a bit of magic simply by putting a piece
of paper over a leaft and having your child rub a crayon over the paper. Does
your child see anything appear magically?
Print Note Cards - Make these beautiful not cards with your child using
leaves. Your child will love making something useful.
Scribbles - Help your toddler choose a few leaves off the tree and then
do this craft. This is a great creative,science,or sensory idea for your child.
Skeletons - Do this amazing craft with your child. There is boiling
water and bleach involved with this craft, so Parent must help
with these parts of the craft.
Stenciling - Adult participation in this craft is recommended, but you
and your child will love this craft. This poject comes out so pretty.
Suncatcher - Instructions on how to make an amazing suncatcher out of
leaves. Help your child with this craft poject and then hang the completed item
in a sunlit window.
Wreath - Making this wreath is a great way for kids to pass the time
waiting for Thanksgiving Dinner.
Leaf Glitter - Using dry leaves and paint make natural glitter that is
so naturally beautiful.
Clover Bookmark - Although it would be nice to use a four-leaf clover
for this craft, the more common three-leaf variety will do very well indeed!
The bookmark will be lucky, in that it will help prevent you from losing your
place when you stop reading!
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Leaf - Mable is quite the cute little Maple leaf. Her favorite pastime
is cheering. Her favorite things to cheer for are the Calgary Flames, the
Toronto Blue Jays, the beginning of spring and Chuck the Cannuck.
Leaf Drawing - This is an easy way to make an image of a leaf, using a
real leaf, a piece of paper and a crayon (or crayons).
Leaf Craft - Leave the leaves out on the table with various of crafts
supplies and let the children make up their own crafts. You may be surprised
with what they come up with!
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Collage - Take the children out for a walk to identify trees and
collect leaves. Then create a nature collage at home - as big as you can!
Kid's Leaf Crafts - O
Leaf Cuts - Oak Leaf Cuts were made by the early settlers of eastern
Canada as a decoration for their homes and to remind themselves of the coming
spring during long, cold winters. You can make them for your home using tree
and bush leaves that grow in your area. Your child will need your help with
this craft, but it will be so much fun.
- A neat fall craft using dried leaves. Using leaves that are bright red or
yellow looks really nice!
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Leaf Fold and Cut Craft - This is a fun Palm Sunday craft that works a
lot like cutting out paper snowflakes. The fronds end up being large enough
that the children can carry them around waving them for a Palm Sunday parade.
Craft - Use real leaves and clear contact paper to make this easy
placemat. Your kids will love eating off placemats they helped to make.
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Decorative String - Make a rainforest liana vine to decorate a room.
This simple-to-make string make a great classroom or home decoration. It
represents a rainforest vine full of leaves, flowers, butterflies,
caterpillars, snakes, lizards, sloths, and other life. You can drape the
colorful string around the classroom, from the ceiling, or over the windows.
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of Leaves - Make a string of leaves to decorate a room. These
simple-to-make strings make a great Fall or Thankgsiving decoration. You can
drape the strings across rooms, over windows and from the chandeliers.
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Wreath of Leaves - You and your child can make a beautiful wreath of
leaves that displays what your child is thankful for. This wreath makes a great
Autumn or Thankgsiving decoration.
Craft - Your children will absolutely love this craft. You will
actually be creating the tree craft by painting your childs arm and hand and
putting the print on paper. The child will then be using his or her painted
fingertips for the leaves.
Construction - Each child will design and make a twig and leaf shelter
to accommodate a toy 5cm teddy. Kids will love making this craft project to
keep their favorite stuffed animal in.
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of Leaves - Make an eerie wreath of orange and black leaves for