Fall Leaf Art

August 15, 2019

The red leaves are falling in the mountains of Virginia, and you know we're giddy about it. One of my and Greer's favorite things to do is to go on a leaf hunt throughout our yard (and the neighbor's) to collect the prettiest and brightest ones. Usually, we'll line them up, admire them, and let them flutter away.

But sometimes, we love to bring them inside and make art out of our collection. Greer's wonder over it all is what makes it so magical. And truth be told, it's pretty relaxing to sit in the floor, pumpkin candle burning, music playing, crafting with my girl. There's something fun about being creative in such a whimsical way! Not to mention, the crafting is really up to your imagination. Greer loved placing her leaves all over the paper, and on one particular piece painting in all of the white space. I loved creating animals with me leaves, and there are SO many animals you could bring to life. No matter what you make, it's a simple way to enjoy the new season upon us and spend intentional, quality time with a special little someone.

  • What You'll Need
    • Colorful and fresh leaves (dried leaves will crack and break)
    • Heavy cardstock
    • Glue
    • Paint
    • Paint brushes
    • Scissors
    • Wax paper (put underneath your paper while crafting)
    • Paper plate (for putting paint on)
    • Ribbon for hanging when done (optional)

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