creative kids – leaf animals

The autumn leaves are turning into amazing colours and falling rapidly here now.  I am loving this idea to use leaves of all shapes and colours to create animals and any other creature your little one’s imagination can come up with.  Simply collect, arrange then stick!  Voila!

leaf animals

Image courtesy of http://atelierpourenfants.blogspot.com.au

fab christmas idea #16

You have all heard me raaaave about fab blog BabyMac (you have even met her here before) … well, she has just knocked our little socks off with this fabulous idea to zshoooj up your Christmas table, or any other table for that matter.

Check it out peeps … and whilst you are there, take a peek at her new online magazine Beverley.  It’s free and it’s fabulous. You can thank me later.

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craft express – leaf art

Collect leaves and or flowers of all shapes and sizes.  Dry for a few days between the pages of a heavy book or in a flower press.  If you don’t have time for the drying process, green leaves will also work however may not sit quite as flat on the page.

Play around with the shapes of the leaves until you find a design that works.  Glue leaves into place and add details such as eyes, arms or legs.  For older kids you can also introduce the writing element to this activity.

And here is the not-so-express version … just in case you want to fill in the afternoon.  How fabulous do these look?  Love.